Extend searching capabilities by creating your own plugin!

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RSSearch! comes with various integrations either for RSJoomla! components or third party extensions that expands the overall search radius. However, you may wish to have an even larger searching mechanism.

Brief commentary

The built-in RSSearch! core searching structure can be extended with your own searching boundary through an integration plugin. Though it's not from ground up, as this revolves around using RSSearch! flexible nature, creating your own plugin does require scripting knowledge.

For beginners and intermediates alike, a more advanced explanation on this topic can be found here. Official Joomla! creating a plugin documentation might also be of help.


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Alexandru Plapana - 06.01.2015 (05:48:23)

This doesn't actually increase the overall complexity that much. Tags are stored in rsmediagallery_ tags table along with their image reference id (item_id). You can simply have a separate search in this table and merge the results.

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Gary Quigley - 05.01.2015 (04:57:30)

But surely this is going to be very complicated as the tags for each picture are stored in a separate table? The search on a filename or description would be relatively easy as it is in the original file table, but the tag lookup would surely be quite complex?

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Alexandru Plapana - 05.01.2015 (03:59:20)

Yes, of course. The same principles apply.

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Gary Quigley - 03.01.2015 (09:22:27)
Adapt for RSGallery

Can this be adapted to search through your own RSGallery?

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