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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Introducing A Whole New DNN Search Experience. Search Boost 3.0 Is Out

2015 is just flying by. Seriously, how is it already June? I wouldn’t believe it, but my allergies and the calendar all seem to agree (*meh*). But…


Holy snap everybody, things are exciting around here today! It’s official, my friends! Search Boost 3.0 is out! That's no typo, you read it right. The freshly released Search Boost 3.0 comes with dozens new features and improvements and looks amazing!


A Feature-packed DNN Search Engine


Search Boost 3.0 is a highly tuned search solution that radical re-imagine the standard DNN search. Fancy design, real-time working and much more performance than you have ever seen in DNN.


Searching for something within your DNN portal never was so easy with Search Boost 3.0. It is the best alternative if you want more control over what gets searched, who gets to search, and what results you see. But, like anything in DNN, you can customize the search functionality to your heart’s content with easy.


Impress your visitors with the clean design and increase your site usability!


A Refreshed User Interface


Search Boost UI


What good is a big software update without a facelift?


Search Boost 3.0 users will benefit from a revamped user interface, offering a new visual style alongside improvements to user interaction, making it more efficient and intuitive for end users.


The whole admin UI that was rewritten to be based on AngularJS and Boostrap 3 and in accordance with the Google’s new Material Design visual principles. So if you’re a big fan of Twitter Bootstrap and the Material Design principles, you’ll appreciate the overall cleaner look that Bootstrap Admin brings to the Search Boost dashboard.


There are also dozens features… Cool!


Down The Rabit Hole…


Let’s cut to the chase and take a look closer at what's changed in Search Boost 3.0. You are going to love it!


  • Rewritten UI to be based on AngularJS and Boostrap 3 and in accordance with the Google’s new Material Design visual principles
  • Azure compatibility
  • Evoq compatibility
  • Implemented the ability to index per instance (and therefore all settings that are related to indexing)
  • Implemented the ability to index multiple instances
  • Implemented Case sensitive search suggestions
  • Implement popular searches (and autocomplete) through Lucene index
  • Designed new templates for search box
  • Implemented real time indexing for files
  • Implemented new open architecture
  • Added categories for custom URLs
  • Created a dashboard with Indexing Statistics, Switch Instance, Popular Searches, Latest Searches
  • Extended SearchService to support all query string parameters, same as the front end modules
  • Added implicit filters
  • Added the ability to filter by multiple categories
  • Implemented options to allow user sorting
  • Added the ability to include keywords, author and published date in results
  • Added the ability to show icons next to search results
  • Added the ability to patch DNN skins to replace the search skin object with Search Boost
  • Reimplemented More Like This functionality
  • Moved files under /DesktopModules/DnnSharp/SearchBoost
  • And many more

There are also some breaking changes:


  • DMX integration was removed, to be further enhanced and released as an Add-on, free for existing clients
  • Removed button to reset instance data
  • Social sharing now has only one checkbox under search results

Join Us For A Free Webinar

Wednesday, June 17, at 10 AM EST/ 4 PM CEST

Join our webinar to learn the benefits and how-to’s behind the Search Boost 3.0 release and ask questions regarding future updates.


Learn how to get the most out of the newly introduced and enhanced features and how you can apply them to your DNN portal to improve the search experience.


Register and reserve your seat now


Give Search Boost 3.0 A Try


Now you can enhance your portal search results by leveraging the awesome of power of the DNN’s #1 search engine.


Search Boost has been often said to be light years ahead of any other DNN search engine. Who doesn’t love Search Boost? Ok, maybe its would-be competitors. But when it comes to popularity among DNN modules built for the modern era, Search Boost takes the top prize.


Simply try Search Boost and your DNN search will be instantly transformed. Not convinced?


Download trial now


Stop Looking, Start Finding


Here at DNN Sharp, our ultimate, defining purpose is to provide you with the best experience possible.


We don’t want you to have a great experience only when you purchase your first product or enter your billing details. We don’t want you to have a great experience only when you’re browsing our products listing or activating your license. We want every single interaction you have with us and our products to be positive. In a few words — we want you to be happy.


With that in mind, we’re excited to bring you Search Boost 3.0. There are a bunch of new features that you’ll discover as you use it. We would love to hear your feedback and suggestions.


Happy searching :) 


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Ionut is a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner steeped in the art of the dreaded Agile Coaching. He enjoys shawarma and finding people who have never heard of Agile Methodologies so he can turn them into agilists.

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His work exists at the intersection of Agile thinking, anthropology, psychology, and Online Marketing. Weird, right? He doesn't just deal with coaching, he lives and breathes it.

After all, he wakes up every morning eating hot trends and topics for breakfast. He’s able to talk the talk and walk the walk when it comes to topics like Coaching, Agile Methodologies, Process Optimization, Agile Project Management, Product Development, Six Sigma Quality Management, Lean Thinking, Business Process Management, Kaizen, Facilitation of Change, Lean Software Development, Kanban.

DNN Sharp is his oyster and on a day to day basis, his role is to keep DNN Sharp's teams engine firing on all cylinders.

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