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  • Search function is not working on my vBulletin 5.1.1 upgrade

    Hello,

    I just upgraded my vBulletin 4.2.1 forum to vBulletin 5.1.1 and almost all of it is working fine.

    However, everytime I try to do a search in the Search field of the home page, it sends me to the Advance Search page without any result. If I type any word that appears in different threads, it won't shom them in the results.

    Why does that happen?

    I'll appreciate some help.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    You'll need to rebuild the search index -
    AdminCP > Maintenance > General Update Tools
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
      You'll need to rebuild the search index -
      AdminCP > Maintenance > General Update Tools
      I just did that, but it doesn't work.

      It keeps showing me the Advance Search page with no result.

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      • #4
        Your site still seems to be running vB4.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
          Your site still seems to be running vB4.

          Huh? But why is that? I've installed vB5.1.1 in a separate folder and run the upgrade script from a database copy.

          Maybe something is referencing to the other directory?

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          • #6
            Depends if you have installed a test mirror or upgraded the live site.
            The search rebuild also has to run, unless it's a really small site with not many posts, it won't complete instantly, it takes a while.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
              Depends if you have installed a test mirror or upgraded the live site.
              The search rebuild also has to run, unless it's a really small site with not many posts, it won't complete instantly, it takes a while.
              I closed the live site (maintenance mode), made a database copy and install vBulletin 5.1.1 from that database copy.

              The site is big: Threads - 73,002 | Posts - 1,162,614 | Members - 111,433

              So, I still don't know why it will still be running vB4.
              Last edited by kerbalsp; Wed 28th May '14, 2:52pm.

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              • #8
                What is the link to this test upgrade site? And, if you have that many posts, it will not just take a couple of minutes to Rebuild the Search Index. I would guess it would take a few hours (depending on your server capabilities).

                Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
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                If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lynne View Post
                  What is the link to this test upgrade site? And, if you have that many posts, it will not just take a couple of minutes to Rebuild the Search Index. I would guess it would take a few hours (depending on your server capabilities).
                  It is a test enviroment and you only can access it with login credentials (it is protected). I can send you the login info in a PM.

                  Well, when I click Rebuild Whole Search Index link, it ask for Deletion Confirmation and starts the process, that only takes like 5 seconds.

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                  • #10
                    Try rebuilding the search index via command line. http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/u...rsion=50100500

                    Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
                    vBulletin Manual & vBulletin 4.0 Code Documentation (API)
                    Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to vbulletin.org
                    If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

                    W3Schools <- awesome site for html/css help

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