Isaac Raway - Airways

3rd Party (Commercial)
Current Version: 1.2
Release Date: Jul 22, 2012

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EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

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Spyglass performs a text search on entry titles and custom fields.

Spyglass performs very fast searches on plain text content stored in most types of fieldtypes as well as matrix column data.


  • Based on {exp:channel:entries} tag, allowing any of it’s parameters to be used in addition to the keyword search - this allows very powerful search forms to be built
  • Provides all of the variables, conditional variables, and variable pairs provided by {exp:channel:entries}
  • Fast database based search based on keywords
  • No more redirect to a search results page: Spyglass directly runs the search when data is available in GET or POST
  • Form tag provides access to GET and POST variables without the need for another extension
  • Search queries can be bookmarked
  • Automatic and customizable excerpting
  • Automatic keyword highlighting in excerpts


Additional Parameters

  • fields - list of core fields (such as title), custom fields, and matrix columns to search
  • keywords - if not specified, all post fields are used to perform the search
  • ignore - fields to ignore when creating keywords (such as a “submit” button)
  • field_separator - separator for the field list - defaults to a pipe
  • keyword_separator - separator for keywords - defaults to a space
  • debug - set to “yes” to print debug information
  • search_matrix_fields - set to “no” to disable matrix column searches (automatically skipped if Matrix is not installed)
  • search_seolite - set to “no” to disable SEO Lite searches (automatically skipped if SEO Lite is not installed)


Example Template

Create a template named search/results with this code:

{exp:spyglass:form action="search/results"}
  <form method="get">
      <input type="text" name="q" value="{get_q}" size="100"/>
      <input type="submit" value="go" />
  {if get_q}
      <h2>Search for {get_q}</h2>
{exp:spyglass:search channel="posts" fields="title|page_body" 
    keyword_limit="4" parse="inward" index_check="yes"}
  <h3 class="search-result">{title}</h3>
  <div class="search-excerpt">

Then, anywhere you would like a search form, include the same form tag as above:

{exp:spyglass:form action="search/results"}
  <form method="get">
      <input type="text" name="q" value="{get_q}" size="100"/>
      <input type="submit" value="go" />

This will cause the form element to be pre-filled with the active search query, if there is one.

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This entry was created November 1, 2011, 9:21 am.
This entry was last updated March 19, 2015, 8:22 pm.

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