Sphider-plus version 4.2021b - The PHP Search Engine

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- Actual release:    4.2021b

- Former versions:

          Version 4.2021a

          Version 3.2020d       Version 3.2020c

          Version 3.2020b       Version 3.2020a

          Version 3.2019c

          Version 3.2019b       Version 3.2019a

          Version 3.2018b       Version 3.2018a

          Version 3.2017b        Version 3.2017a


          Version 3.2016d        Version 3.2016c

          Version 3.2016b        Version 3.2016a


          Version 3.2015e        Version 3.2014c

          Version 3.2015d        Version 3.2014b

          Version 3.2015c        Version 3.2014a

          Version 3.2015b        Version 3.2013b

          Version 3.2015a        Version 3.2013a



- Older versions:


          Version 2.9          Version 1.9

          Version 2.8          Version 1.8

          Version 2.7          Version 1.7

          Version 2.6          Version 1.6

          Version 2.5          Version 1.5

          Version 2.4          Version 1.4

          Version 2.3          Version 1.3

          Version 2.2          Version 1.2

          Version 2.1          Version 1.1

          Version 2.0          Version 1.0


Version: 3.2014b

Release date: June 03, 2014

Build up with Sphider: v.1.3.5


In front of version 3.2014a the following modifications have been added:


New option:

Obey the list of words not to be suggested.

To be activated in Admin settings.

For details please notice the chapter Suggest framework

New option:

Suppress IDS warning messages in Admin backend.

If activated in Admin settings, all warning messages delivered by the 'Intrusion Detection System'

are blocked in dialogue of Admin backend.

Improved search algorithm for queries containing numbers.

- If the search term 12.34 does not deliver any result, 12,34 will be used alternately.

The same vice versa.

- If the search term test123 does not deliver any result, test 123 will be used alternately

The same vice versa

Improved detection of title tag in HTML head. If the <title >tag is not available, now also parsing <meta name 'title' = 'this title'/>

Warning message added, if the cURL library as part of the PHP environment is not installed.

Improved suggest framework. Now delivering suggestions also for integer numbers.

Improved image search. Now searching in title of image, as well as in file name. Also thumbnails are created for .png images, which are marked to be .jpg

Improved word stemming implementation. Now allowing to search for original and stemmed words.

Improved .doc converter. Now supporting 32 bit and 64 bit Windows OS.

Improved .ppt converter. Now supporting 32 bit and 64 bit Windows OS.

Improved Admin interface. If a site is member of multiple categories, all of them are presented in 'Sites' view for the according URL.

Length of 'Name of promoted domain' enlarged to 255 characters.

Length of 'Promoted catchword in text' enlarged to 255 characters.

Modified title extraction for PDF, DOC, RTF and XLS files. In result listing, no longer presenting the file suffix as part of the title.

Bug fixed in category search for option 'More results from category xyz'.

Bug fixed in defining an external template folder, outside of the Sphider-plus installation folder.

Bug fixed in German word stemming for upper case vocals.

Involved files that have been modified / added for this release: