Sphider-plus version 4.2021b - The PHP Search Engine





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[ Change Log Summary ]

 

- 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: 4.2021a

Release date: February 15, 2021

 

New option:

- Index UNICODE symbols 🎄 as well as Emoji characters 😀 and make them searchable.

- To be activated in admin backend => Settings => Spider Settings

 

New option:

- Index only URLs with https scheme.

- To be activated in admin backend => Settings => Spider Settings

 

New option:

- Enable Debug mode for index procedure:

- Will present error messages for each detected link during indexation.

- To be activated in admin backend => Settings => General Settings

 

New feature:

- The scripts now are compatible with PHP 8

 

New feature:

- Indexation of .webp images.

 

New feature:

- In order to skip comparison of all evil UAs,
   an additional white list holding brave UAs was added.

 

Redesigned sub menu 'Categories':

- New form to add top level categories as well as sub categories.

- Now also preventing duplicate category names.

 

New PDF converter:

- Now indexing text and images in not encoded PDFs. Realized as pure PHP script,
  the new script does no longer require the definition to its individual path.

 

New spreadsheet converter scripts for .xls and .xlsx files.

New open document text converter script for .odt files.

New PowerPoint /Impress converter script for .pptx presentations.

New converter to extract .ZIP archives. Now also extracting files in archive sub-folder.

New converter to extract .RAR archives. Now also extracting files in archive sub-folder.

Improved indexation of product feed content.

 

Bug fixed in indexation of meta tag 'description'.

Bug fixed in sub menu ‘Import URL list’. Now preventing duplicate category names.

Some small bugs fixed.

 

Attention : In order to become compatible with PHP 8.x, nearly all scripts have been modified.

As also database has been altered, Spider plus needs to be installed completely new for full functionality of this release.

Please take special care of chapter 2 and 3 for the new installation instructions.

 

 

 

 

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