Sphider-plus version 3.2017a - The PHP Search Engine





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[ Change Log Summary ]

- Actual release: 3.2017a


- Former versions:

Version 2.9

Version 2.8

Version 2.7

Version 2.6

Version 2.5

Version 2.4

Version 2.3

Version 2.2

Version 2.1

Version 2.0

 

 

- Older versions:

Version 1.9

Version 1.8

Version 1.7

Version 1.6

Version 1.5

Version 1.4

Version 1.3

Version 1.2

Version 1.1

Version 1.0




Version v.1.7a

Release date: 27. November 2008

 

New item in Admin / Settings / Spider Settings:

Delete special characters like dots, commas, quotes, exclamation and question marks etc. as part of words. If activated, only the 'pure' words are indexed. Secondary characters before and at the end of words are deleted. For more details, please notice chapter Delete secondary characters

Improved behaviour if charset of page to be indexed can't be detected.

Bug fixed that prevented correct link to search result.

Additional translation table to convert upper to lower case characters for Cyrillic charset.

Updated Russian language file, thanks to vipraskrutka.

 

Version 1.7

Release date: 20. November 2008

 

New item in Admin / Settings / General Settings:

- Enable Debug mode.

If selected, during index / re-index procedure the following information will be presented individual for each page:

- New links found here

- New keywords found here

For more details, please notice chapterError messages and Debug mode

 

New item in Admin / Settings / General Settings:

- Enable / Disable MySQL and PHP error messages.

It is recommended to disable the output of these messages for production systems, as they could reveal sensitive information.

For more details, please notice chapterError messages and Debug mode

 

New item in Admin / Statistics / Server Info:

- PHP security Info.

Some basic info about current server configuration, presenting the security information status of the PHP environment.

 

Completely rewritten Suggest framework.

Based on 'script.aculo.us' and 'prototype' scripts, now suggestions for non-Latin symbol and accent characters are also presented in IE browser.

Additional items in Admin settings:

- Define minimum count of query letters in order to get a suggestion.

- Show / Hide the amount of found keywords in suggestion table.

 

New capability to prepare language specific common files.

If multilingual sites, or sites with different languages, are to be indexed, this feature improves overview. Common words to be ignored during index / re-index procedure can be placed in individual files. The common word files should not be used, if 'phrase search' is the standard type of search. Sphider-plus will become problems to find complete phrases. Therefore, in Admin settings the use of the common word files may be activated / deactivated by a checkbox. For more details, please notice chapterIgnored words

 

New feature: Use a blacklist.

If the content of a page to be indexed / re- indexed contains one word of the blacklist, it will not be indexed / re-indexed. To be activated / deactivated in Admin settings

For more details, please notice chapterUse of Blacklist

 

New feature: Use a whitelist.

The content of a page to be indexed / re- indexed must contain at minimum one word of the whitelist to be indexed / re-indexed. To be activated / deactivated in Admin settings

For more details, please notice chapterUse of Whitelist

 

New feature: If available, show multiple hits of search result (per page) in result listing.

To be defined (1 - 9) in Admin / Search Settings.

 

Improved URL import / export function:

- The names of URL files now are including date and timestamp of export procedure.

- This enables the Admin to import selected URL files.

- Also a file individual delete function was included.

- Delimiter in URL file changed from "," to "|". As suggested by Ranbir.

 

Improved Admin / Settings section:

- Included directory with links to the different Setting blocks.

 

New item in Admin / Settings section:

- Backup current configuration settings. Individual files are created with date and timestamp.

- Restore configuration settings from former created backup file.

- Individual delete of backup files.

- Delete protected backup file that holds the default settings.

 

New item in Admin / Settings / Spider settings:

- Use a unique name (sitemap.xml) for all created sitemap files.

Could be selected, if only one single Site is to be indexed.

To be used in conjunction with selecting the destination folder for the sitemap files.

../ is the root folder of the Sphider-plus installation.

 

If the charset of a page to be indexed / re-indexed is not detectable, the home charset as defined in Admin settings is used.

 

Improved search function for non-Latin symbols.

 

Search function enabled for queries containing an apostrophe.

 

Included query input protection against Directory Traversals.

 

Bug fixed in index/re-index procedure that prevented indexing of last word in full text that should be stored as new keyword.

 

Improved storage of keywords in index/re-index procedure.

 

Updated Romanian language file, thanks to CyBerNet.

 

Some file types added to exclusion list in order not to be indexed / re-indexed. Thanks to clubmaster3.

 

Improved Admin Log-in for Microsoft IIS. Thanks to bobyn.

 

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

.../addurl.php

.../search.php

.../admin/admin.php

.../admin/admin_header.php

.../admin/auth.php

.../admin/configset.php

.../admin/confirm.js

.../admin/dbase.js (file no longer required)

.../admin/db_backup.php

.../admin/db_main.php

.../admin/ext.txt

.../admin/messages.php

.../admin/real_get.php

.../admin/real_log.php

.../admin/spider.php

.../admin/spiderfuncs.php

.../admin/url_manage.php

.../admin/phpSecInfo/ (all files)

.../converter/ConvertCharset.Class.php

.../include/categoryfuncs.php

.../include/commonfuncs.php

.../include/searchfuncs.php

.../include/search_links.php

.../include/suggest.php

.../include/ajax/ (all files)

.../include/common/ (all files)

.../include/js_suggest/ (folder no longer required)

.../languages/ro-language.php

.../settings/conf.php

.../templates/all folder/thisstyle.css

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