Creator: Shaun McCormick (splittingred)
Updated By: sterc

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About SimpleSearch

A simple search solution for MODX Revolution. Loosely based on AjaxSearch for Evolution (minus the ajax). Only searches Resources; does not search dynamic content.

See the official documentation here:


March 15, 2019
Supported Versions
2.0 – Current
Supported Database
MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server

New in SimpleSearch 2.1.2

Simplesearch 2.1.2

  • Show facet search results
  • Have all the placeholders in noresult
  • Fix pagination for pagelimit & facet search

SimpleSearch 2.1.1

  • Fix includeTVLists bug

SimpleSearch 2.1.0

  • Added pdoParser support
  • Fix XSS security issue

SimpleSearch 2.0.1

  • Fixed so that includedTVs can also be boosted PR #1
  • Fixed condition for leftJoin of query to only join includeTVList TemplateVars when property is set. PR #5. Thanks to travisbotello
  • Fixed issue with currentPageTpl. PR #6. Thanks to travisbotello.

SimpleSearch 2.0.0

  • Removed ElasticSearch and Solr driver (outdated)
  • Renamed namespace sisea to simplesearch
  • Fixed issue where boosting would only be applied to paginated results
  • Added processor for returning a search autosuggest list

New in 1.9.2

  • Generate extract for whole search string, not just for last part
  • Added option to add search term into the link
  • Fixed generating extracts

New in 1.9.1

  • Fixed indexing resource when it's not published or deleted
  • Fixed error with redeclared function in plugin
  • Added includeTVList parameter

New in 1.9.0

- Added extractSource parameter - names the field for the extract, or a snippet to run (which is passed the resource array as properties)

New in 1.8.1

- Added snippet for definition of ElasticSearch index (duplicate it and remove the default from name to prevent recreating after update)

New in 1.8.0

- Added support to ElasticSearch driver for using search fields

- Added support to ElasticSearch driver for boosting results by a field value

- Updated Elastica to v0.90.7.0

- [#84] Czech localization

- [#78] Japanese localization

- [#77] Enable $tvPrefix to prefix TV placeholders

- [#2] Do not search TV values if includeTVs != 1 (modxcms/SimpleSearch#2)

- [#1] Fixed SQL for "exclude" parameter (modxcms/SimpleSearch#1)

- Added driver for ElasticSearch

- Added support to ElasticSearch driver for using search fields

- Added support to ElasticSearch driver for boosting results by a field value

- Updated Elastica to v0.90.7.0

- Added outputSeparator option 

New in 1.7.0

- Added driver for ElasticSearch

New in 1.6.1

  • [#69] Apply additional guard against injection of modx tags

New in 1.6.0

  • [#65] Fix issue with multiple search terms highlighting
  • [#67] Fix issue with quotations breaking forms in SimpleSearchForm snippet
  • [#64] Improved pagination links, added pageLimit and optional extra tpls

New in 1.5.2

  • [#60] Fix issue with search highlighting
  • Fix invalid mbstrlen call when should be strlen

New in 1.5.1

  • [#55] Fix issue with offsets in multibyte, one-character searches
  • [#59] Fix issue with broken links on pagination

New in 1.5.0

  • [#36] Fix issue where whereGroup is not incr when using useAllWords
  • Allow file-based chunks in all tpl chunks
  • [#53] Ensure list permission is checked on loading of resources
  • [#56] Fix issue with forward slashes in searches

New in 1.4.1

  • Ensure Solr-based search gets TVs indexed by name, so can be used as placeholders

New in 1.4.0

  • Improved TV indexing for Solr-based searches, all TVs are now pre-processed and included during index
  • Fixed bug with processTVs in basic search
  • [#49] Add sortBy and sortDir properties for sorting of results
  • [#48] Fix issue with internationalization of no results message
  • [#50] Fix issue with pagination and searches with spaces
  • Fixed missing plugin in build script for Solr indexing
  • Added Solr search implementation, split up search into driver-specific classes
  • [#37] Fix charset in German translation
  • [#46] Add tpl for no results message, in property noResultsTpl
  • Fix bug in simplesearchform.snippet where spaces were being removed from searchValue
  • Fix SqlSrv query issues

New in 1.3.0

  • Add sisea.facet placeholder for results page, and 'search' parameter to be sent into posthooks
  • Add faceted search ability through postHooks
  • Add facetLimit to limit # of non-active facet results that return on main results page

New in 1.2.0

  • Fixed bug with pagination
  • Fixed bug with searchScore sorting
  • Fixed bug with progressive highlighting class names
  • Added 'alias' to default docFields
  • Added fieldPotency property to allow certain fields higher search scores for the same match
  • Added result sorting (by searchScores)
  • Added the urlScheme parameter which allows you to control the URL scheme used for the pagination links.
  • Made the result extracts to never break words. This means that the extract limit is a soft limit now, and results look much nicer.
  • Added the query placeholder to the containerTpl chunk.
  • Fixed the default value of the landing parameter for the SimpleSearchForm snippet.
  • Fixed an URL decoding bug.
  • Removed defaults from the provided chunk templates, as they duplicate code from the snippets.
  • Made minor performance improvements.


Current Releases

March 15, 2019
2.0 – Current
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