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  • Hi everyone!

    Doc Finder Module 1.0 was just released, a new Ajax powered search for the manager.

    If you want to have a quick look at the Doc Finder Module try the life demo at trymodx.com:

    URL: http://docfinder.trymodx.com/manager/
    Login: demo_user / demo_user

    Download and enjoy in the repository: http://modxcms.com/Doc-Finder-Module-1.0-1964.html

    Thanks,
    Bogdan
      Medianotions – Studio für Webdesign
      http://www.medianotions.de
    • That is pretty neat. One suggestion. Make the search for terms be whole word searches. For example, searching for "eat" returns documents containing the word "feature."
        Jesse R.
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      • That is pretty neat.  One suggestion.  Make the search for terms be whole word searches.  For example, searching for "eat" returns documents containing the word "feature."
        Sometimes you maybe just want to find "design" in "webdesign". But if you need a whole word search you can add blanks before and after the search term: " eat ".

        You can use this method to also find words that begin oder end with the search term: " design" / "design ".
          Medianotions – Studio für Webdesign
          http://www.medianotions.de
        • Duh. That makes sense. Thanks.
            Jesse R.
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          • This rocks. It can be a very useful tool. Thanks. grin
              [font=Verdana]Shane Sponagle | [wiki] Snippet Call Anatomy | MODx Developer Blog | [nettuts] Working With a Content Management Framework: MODx

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            • You da man! laugh ... Thanks for sharing such a nice module!....

              Is there any possibility if it can replace the modx’ native search button?
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              • You da man! ... Thanks for sharing such a nice module!....
                I am glad you like it smiley

                Is there any possibility if it can replace the modx’ native search button?
                I talked to Ryan Thrash about this possibility. However I would like to develop Doc Finder as a module for a couple of reasons:

                • I am planning improvements and new features in the future. These would be released only with the stable releases of MODx if we integrate Doc Finder with the search.
                • The module version can easily be downloaded and installed or updated by MODx users. This can be done also for older MODx installations down to version 0.9.5 if the site admin does not want to upgrade to the newest MODx release.
                • The site search seems to be overseen by manager users. I am using MODx for more then a year now and have not noticed it until you told me. I asked a friend of mine who is also using MODx if the noticed the search—he didn’t! I guess it is because you don’t expect important functions under the site tab.
                • As a module I guess I can develop Doc Finder in a more flexible way. For example the Ajax part needs the latest Mootools release to work, its not working with the Mootools version which is currently part of MODx. It has also its own CSS file and own image files.

                But if I understood Ryan right there is a chance that Doc Finder could be integrated in the next MODx release just as the Doc Manager. I would be of course happy if that would happen smiley
                  Medianotions – Studio für Webdesign
                  http://www.medianotions.de
                • The site search seems to be overseen by manager users. I am using MODx for more then a year now and have not noticed it until you told me. I asked a friend of mine who is also using MODx if the noticed the search—he didn’t! I guess it is because you don’t expect important functions under the site tab.
                  Wow, I never noticed the search either. Interesting. I think it is as you say, it is not where I would look for it.
                    [font=Verdana]Shane Sponagle | [wiki] Snippet Call Anatomy | MODx Developer Blog | [nettuts] Working With a Content Management Framework: MODx

                    Something is happening here, but you don't know what it is.
                    Do you, Mr. Jones? - [bob dylan]
                  • That’s definitely something that should change I think then.
                      Ryan Thrash, MODX Co-Founder
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                    • Good news everyone: Doc Finder 1.1 ist released with two new features:


                      • Search within parents added.
                      • Regular expressions are supported now.
                      • Several bugfixes (see changelog).

                      Here is the repository link:

                      http://www.modxcms.com/Doc-Finder-Module-1.1-1999.html

                      Have fun,
                      Bogdan
                        Medianotions – Studio für Webdesign
                        http://www.medianotions.de