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by captquirk
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: 1.6.0 works great!
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: 1.6.0 works great!

Glad you like it... always looking for ways to improve Sphider.
by captquirk
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: Admin display looks "funky" with the Image Indexer installed
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Admin display looks "funky" with the Image Indexer installed

If you just installed Sphider 1.6.0 AND the optional Sphider Image Indexer, your admin screen might appear a bit funny in that "Index Images" is too big for the tab size. It depends upon your screen resolution. For example, at 1920x1080, it looks fine, but at 1440x900, it happens. This is easy to ad...
by captquirk
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: Using Sphider with MariaDB in place of MySQL
Replies: 0
Views: 680

Using Sphider with MariaDB in place of MySQL

MariaDB is a fork of MySQL and is gaining popularity. Both the vanilla and PDO versions of Sphider should work seamlessly with MariaDB except as noted. Until MariaDB 10.2, XtraDB was the default engine in place of InnoDB. In 10.2, InnoDB became the default. Sphider installation specifies InnoDB. If ...
by captquirk
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: Problem with installing 1.5.3 and 1.5.4 versions
Replies: 1
Views: 894

Problem with installing 1.5.3 and 1.5.4 versions

It seems the database has not been updating correctly when running update_rollup.php in the 1.5.3 and 1.5.4 versions (including PDO versions). You can check if you are affected by looking at the Settings tab in Sphider. If this indicates 1.5.2 and you know you have upgraded to 1.5.3 or 1.5.4, you ar...
by captquirk
Mon May 29, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: Release of Sphider 1.5.4
Replies: 0
Views: 505

Release of Sphider 1.5.4

Although addressed in the 1.5.3 series, table prefixes containing a hyphen continued to be a problem. Hopefully this time we have tracked down ALL the sources of this problem and corrected them. Another problem was that the presence of an emoji on a web page (generally uncommon except on blog or for...
by captquirk
Fri May 26, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: Sphider can work with databases other than MySQL
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Sphider can work with databases other than MySQL

While the PDO version of Sphider was created for users whose host does not support MySQLnd, it has another advantage. By modifying the database.php file, Sphider can utilize databases other than MySQL. By changing the DSN (Data Source Name), Sphider can operate with: MySQL PostgreSQL SQLite Microsof...
by captquirk
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: Not getting page descriptions, only meta desc in text preview (1.5.3)
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Not getting page descriptions, only meta desc in text preview (1.5.3)

It's all working? And I had such great ideas for troubleshooting the problem! :lol:

Seriously, that is great. I'm glad it is all working out for you and even happier that 1.5.3 can fill your needs. Spread the word and feel free to come back with any other issue you may have.
by captquirk
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: Not getting page descriptions, only meta desc in text preview (1.5.3)
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Not getting page descriptions, only meta desc in text preview (1.5.3)

The length of page descriptions is controlled by a setting on the settings tab of the admin panel, in the "Search Settings" section. By default, "Maximum length of page summary displayed in search results" is set to 250. There was a problem with version 1.5.1.1 (PDO) in which ANY change to the Sphid...
by captquirk
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: Release of Sphider 1.5.3
Replies: 0
Views: 505

Release of Sphider 1.5.3

Sphider 1.5.3 has corrected a number of potential execution errors. There were problems in the event a table prefix contain a hyphen, a problem with the CleanDomains function, and a error which could occur under PHP 7. Also improved was the ability of Sphider to follow the directives of a rotots.txt...
by captquirk
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sphider Help Forum open for business
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Sphider Help Forum open for business

In an effort to make it easier for users of the later Versions of Sphider (1.4.2 and later) to make comments and get help, things which are becoming increasingly difficult to do on the original sphider.eu forum, this forum is being established just for you. Because of all the spammers out there tryi...