GD Power Search for bbPress


Advanced search for bbPress powered forums

Enhanced and powerful search for bbPress powered forums, with options to filter results by post author, forums, publication period, topic tags and few other things.

Current release
Version: 2.5
Date: 2023.12.18
First released
5 years, 7 months ago
System Requirements
PHP: 7.3
WordPress: 5.5
or ClassicPress: 1.4
bbPress: 2.6
Individual network websites

Advanced search for bbPress

GD Power Search Pro for bbPress adds powerful, advanced search form, giving users fine control over the search results

Keyword Query

Add one or more keywords (to include or exclude using the minus sign), and select where to search for them: title, content or both.

Highlight Keywords

Plugin can highlight one or more keywords in the search results (both title and content), making it easy for users to go through results.

Results Sorting

Easy way to change the sort order for the results, and order by topic or reply ID, title, author name or publication date.

Plugin Video Preview

Check out the short video on how to start with the plugin quickly.

Filter the Results

The plugin has many useful filters to narrow the search results

Many Search Filters

Search using different filters to limit results to authors, search for one or more topic tags or search topics or replies only.

Forums Filtering

Search only public forums, search subscribed forums (for logged in users), or select forums to search through (with sub-forums option).

GD bbPress Toolbox Pro Filters

Support for GD bbPress Toolbox Pro plugin, and filters for features like attachments, thanks, and reports.

Topic Prefixes Filter

Support for GD Topic Prefix Pro plugin, and filter the post that have any prefix, no prefixes or selected list of prefixes.

Topic Polls Filter

Support for GD Topic Polls Pro plugin and simple filter for finding topics that have a poll or no poll.

Date Period Filter

Find posts posted in the previous day, week, month or year. Or, use the date picker to select custom date period for the posts filtering.

bbPress Integration

The plugin features easy, no coding required, method to integrate into exisiting bbPress search results page and replace default form.

Power Search from Query

Leave the search page as is, and load the advanced search form only when the ?power-search argument is present in the search page URL.

Replace default Search

Replace default search form only on the bbPress search page (or loaded with the search page shortcode), not affecting the search in the widget.

Show on the results page

Show advanced search on the results page, but in the collapsed state on the top of the results. Open the collapsed form to make another search.

Settings and Tools

The plugin features various settings to limit used fields, to control the cache used to speed up the search and few more tools.

Cache and Controls

The settings include options to control cache used to speed up the search and settings to control advanced form integration into bbPress search.

Filters Controls

The plugin has options to disable each filter, change format for some filters (users), and enable and limit filters for logged in users only.

Various Tools

The plugin has tools to clear the cached data, reset plugin, remove settings and uninstall it. And tools to export and import plugin settings.

Quick Features Overview

Here is the quick overview of all plugin features

  • No coding required integration
  • Uses templates that can be overriden
  • Can replace default search form
  • Can be displayed on the results page
  • Developers friendly plugin
  • Query: Include or Exclude keywords
  • Query: Search in title and/or content
  • Results: Ordery By and Order
  • Filter: Types – Topics and/or Replies
  • Filter: Topic Status (Published, Closed)
  • Filter: Topic Sticky Status
  • Filter: Forums – Public, Subscribed
  • Filter: Selected Forums
  • Filter: Post author – search by name
  • Filter: Post author – select from list
  • Filter: Topic Tags
  • Filter: Topic Prefixes – any, none (GD Topic Prefix Pro)
  • Filter: Selected Topic Prefixes
  • Filter: Topics with Polls  (GD Topic Polls Pro)
  • Filter: Posts with Attachments (GD bbPress Toolbox Pro)
  • Filter: Posts with thanks (GD bbPress Toolbox Pro)
  • Filter: Reported posts (GD bbPress Toolbox Pro)
  • Filter: Date period – predefined range
  • Filter: Date period – custom range

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Knowledge Base and Support

Knowledge Base

To get help for this plugin, start with FAQ and the Knowledge Base.

Knowledge Base

Support Forums

If you need help with the plugin or to report problems, use support forums.

Support Forum

Request Demo

Do you have doubts about whether this plugin is right for you? Test it first.

Request Demo

Plugin Translations

Plugin's basic language is English. The plugin is translation ready, with empty POT file with all the string included in the plugin directory.

The plugin also includes full or partial translations for:
Dansk (Danish), Deutsch (German), Deutsch Schweiz (German, Switzerland), Español (Spanish, Spain), Español de Argentina (Spanish, Argentina), Español de México (Spanish, Mexico), Français (French), Français de Belgique (French, Belgium), Français du Canada (French, Canada), Hrvatski (Croatian), Italiano (Italian), Nederlands (Dutch), Polski (Polish), Português (Portuguese, Portugal), Português do Brasil (Portuguese, Brazil), Русский (Russian), Српски (Serbian).

It is possible that plugin has some minor spelling issues, mistypes words and other issues. Please, report any problems you find, and they will be fixed, and POT file updated when needed.

You can join the translations project for this plugin, and help with translating it to your native language. You can read more about it here: Plugin Translations.

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Plugin Accessibility

Plugin Accessibility Status

Front End: Yes
Admin Side: Yes

Report Accessibility Issues

Web accessibility is increasingly important factor in web development, and with the accessibility support you are making sure that people with disablities are able to use your website. Developing for accessibility is one of the priorities on Dev4Press, and we are using WCAG guidelines and approved tools to test our plugins and improve accessibility for on both admin side and the front end (for plugins with front end controlls and features).

Keep in mind that there still might be some accessibility issue with the plugin, and if you find any, please report them via support forum, and such report will be given highest priority, and issue will be fixed as soon as possible.

More Features

Settings Import and Export

All Dev4Press premium plugins have a set of easy-to-use tools to export all plugin settings into files with JSON serialization. And you can export settings from that file. This way, you can keep your settings safe or transfer settings from one website to another.

Browser Compatibility

All our plugins are compatible with all popular internet browsers. This includes Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, and Microsoft Edge, all tested across different operating systems and desktop and mobile devices.

Regular Updates

All Dev4Press premium plugins are constantly developed and will receive regular updates to fix reported bugs, fix any security issues, and enhance and improve every aspect of plugins. And using our Updater plugin, you can update directly from WordPress.

Complete Localization

All Dev4Press free and lite plugins have a WordPress standard PO/MO translation system implemented, making it easy to translate into any language. Depending on the plugin, translations can be split into two or more files for easier translation handling.

Excellent Support

One of our primary goals is to provide the best support possible. This includes an active support forum, priority support (for Agency license), and an ever-expanding knowledge base and FAQ to ensure you get all the information you need for our plugins.

Secure and Clean Code

All Dev4Press premium plugins are coded using best coding practices, with code tested for all potential security problems. We are constantly working on maintaining full WordPress compatibility and the highest level of security for all our products.

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