Search++ is not available through the concrete5 marketplace. Equivalent information is provided here.
Search++ is a highly enhanced search system for concrete5. With anything except an exact match the core search bloick will fail to return any results. Unlike the core search block, Serarch++ can handle searching for all sorts of mixed up and partially matching queries to return a list of pages ranked by relevance.
The navbar search input and all searches on this site use Search++ with autocomplete enabled. Have a play, enter some multi-word searches that you know would be defeated by the core page search and see how they are handled by Search++. Autocomplete is optional, if you would like to experience Search++ without autocomplete, see Search Comparison.
For example, the core search would find "Magic Tabs", but would return no results (other than this page) for any of:
Search++ handles full phrases and individual words, partial matches, stemming, synonyms, abbreviations, acronyms, extended character sets for languages such as German and transliteration for multilingual searches.
Unlike the core search, Search++ conclusions are not a binary yes/no. Search++ results are built into a ranked list with the best scoring matches at the top.
In addition to the usual serach query form and search results page, Search++ can be configured for a live search with autocomplete. Behind the scenes, Search++ makes extensive use of query and result caching to minimise server loading and provide fast response to queries.From the dasboard Search++ is hignly configurable to tune searches to provide the best balance of search results for the content of your site.
For a more detailed comparison to the core search block see the demonstration at Search Comparison where we have search inputs and results using the core search block and Search++ with and without autocomplete.
Whilst Search++ is already a mature search solution, there are many ways in which we would like to further develop its capabilities.
The original development was funded as a joint project by a few of my customers who chipped in to the development because they required a search solution that performed more naturally than the core search. Onward development has been funded by subsequent customers for Search++ coming on-board.
With that in mind, Search++ is not released in the concrete5 marketplace. If you would like to add similar functionality to your web site please contact me. We can discuss your requirements and I will ask you to fund some onward development in return for a license. This can be development specific to your requirements or general development.
Think of it as crowd funding with a growing room-sized crowd. Existing users of Search++ will benefit from your investment and you will in turn benefit from subsequent investments.