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I am pretty sure people have been asking for the SP Page Builder to come with a Smart Search plugin since version 1.1. It is now years later and version 3.0.1.

There is still no Smart Search without creating workarounds. What is the timeframe for completing this?

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Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
Hi Daniel,
yes, we have this topic on our TO DO list (quite high), so I hope in next weeks it will be done.
First, we have to fix all annoying errors, then new features.

ukphotoguy

More than a month ago #Permalink
Just adding my vote here, slowly getting sites to use SP Page Builder but the lack of smart search has limited it to smaller sites. My more commercial sites demand a better search and so use Joomla Smart Search but not being able to see any content made in Page Builder is a serious limitation.

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
every vote counts, thanks. We remember about it.

Stefan Riva

More than a month ago #Permalink
I have raised this topic a few moth ago, but still no changes. In the meanwhile a rudamentary search is possible, but only in articels which where created in Pagebuilder. Joomla articles with Pagebuilder content are still not visible for the search.

So, what means "this topic on our TO DO list (quite high)" after a few month. Sorry, but this is taking to long.

I guess a lot of people wainting for an answer with a date.

A functional search is really needed for a lot of sites.

The software ist only useful for small sites which doesn't need a search for a couple pages.

Stefan

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
I will remind our developer.

Stefan Riva

More than a month ago #Permalink
I hope the solution will provided soon. :)

djundi

More than a month ago #Permalink
I am pretty sure people have been asking for the SP Page Builder to come with a Smart Search plugin since version 1.1. It is now years later and version 3.0.1.

There is still no Smart Search without creating workarounds. What is the timeframe for completing this?


Yes, because now Smart Search do not detect SP Page Builder Page, only category, but page NOT!

ukphotoguy

More than a month ago #Permalink
I have to agree that this is a big limitation, if you can write it so all the key adorns get indexed particularly the main promo text and if achievable joomla module. That would take your product to the next level because now any content added by the website managers would become searchable.

Stefan Riva

More than a month ago #Permalink
The thing is, pages created with the component, have a little indexing. Pages created inside the artikel have no indexing.

After all these month of customers asking frequently for this feature, it looks like Jommshaper does not care much about it.

I don't use it, it's a nice pice of software, but with this serious issue not usable. I have switched to another pagebuilder who has search function build in.

Stefan

Daniel

More than a month ago #Permalink
Personally, I would rather have Smart Search for SP Page Builder than Helix Ultimate by an order of magnitude.

Does anybody else out there think this?

ronny_vdb

More than a month ago #Permalink
I agree. Very important

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
I have conformation, it should be added in SPPB 3.1.3 update, I hope in next days.

Charles Southgate

More than a month ago #Permalink
That's good news. It is much needed.

Stefan Riva

More than a month ago #Permalink
Hi,

I was happy to read that smart search works now, but the result was disapointing.

I have just installed Version 3.1.3 and it is a mess. Smart search still does not work. It's the same issue like before. The search result is the same. Content builded inside Pagebuilder shows only the page title and content builded inside an article can't be found by smart search.

I made a new plain installation of Joomla 3.86, installed Pagebuilder (plugin enabled) and created an article, linked the home button to it and created a search modul. That's it. Search does not work. Result page is empty. Is there anything I could have done wrong?

I had a existing installation, updated it - didn't work either.
Does anyone has a installation with a succesful search?

Stefan

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
Have you indexed site resources? With "Index" button.

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Mr Stuart Forrester

More than a month ago #Permalink
Hi Paul

Have to agree with Stefan, the smart search indexing system does not index SP Builder content within an article. We created two articles one with and without SP Builder content and the smart index search only found the copy within the native Joomla article.

We also tried to find content built as a dedicated SP Builder Page on our home page and that too was not indexed.

I'd really love to build more sites using your framework, but we need content indexed. Ky concern is that if Joomla cannot see it, can Google?

Our test/development site can be found here http://privatecare.jdevcloud.com/index.php

Have you indexed site resources? With "Index" button.

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
As I know for sure it's working for Pages (SPPB)
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I have to make some tests..

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
Key concern is that if Joomla cannot see it, can Google?


I like jokes, but it was dummy one. Google can index all content even those one you don't want to !!! If you don't believe me ask your IT friends.

Stefan Riva

More than a month ago #Permalink
Let’s take a quick look at what’s new in SP Page Builder 3.2.

Important security update
Improved page and article searching :(
Performance enhancements
More stable Falang support

Let's see what do they actually mean for you and the end users.

Here is the reality - PB3 is still not able to search for content in articles.
Also after indexing content. Still only a promise to make this work.
And still different search results between PB3 articles an Joomla native articles see image 3.

Seems like no one of the Dev team is able to solve this.

Testet with J 3.87 an PB 3.2

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Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
Sorry, I will redirect your complaint.
I hope it can be fixed soon.
(Following…)

PB v3.2.3 Smart Search index works on the page Title only?!
Only on pages created with pagebuilder are indexed (only title will be shown, no intro text), not on pages created with pagebuilder plugin. If you need a functional search, you better look for a different product. I did. They working now for one year to solve this lack, but dev team ist able to find a solution. The software is good, but what is a CMS without a search - almost nothing. :(

Seems like the interrest of fixing this issue is more than low.

Paul Frankowski - Staff

5 days ago #Permalink
I sent messages to developer...
but as you know..

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Hi Paul,

I don't care about the search, if the dev team handels all issues in that way, what do you expect if you run into another big issue - I don't have the time to wait so long for a solution. I have costumers paying money for service and if the developer does not support me, I can't give support my costumers. Especially when it comes to serious issues like this. Just imagine you have 50 or more pages created and you need a search. Do you want to create every page again with a different software, do it twice? Not me.........

I have switched to Joomlashine pagebuilder that has a functional search.

Stefan


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