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farrokh62
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search plugin security

Post by farrokh62 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:15 pm

I would like to design a search plugin with a special algorithm so that it can searches from external database. Due to being unfamiliar with Joomla programming, I decided to write my own PHP script inside onContentSearch() function. This PHP script fetched information from database and directly print the results to page without returning the results to search component. My question, can this method rise a security problem? thanks.
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farrokh62
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search component/plugin in joomla

Post by farrokh62 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:03 pm

I am new to joomla! and would like to design a custom search plugin to search through my database. I know that when using the default search, the onContentSearch() function is triggered and "search keywords" will be sent to the above function rather than all of input string in search field. For example, if we want to search the term This is a book, then two keywords: This and book will be sent to onContentSearch(). In my customize search plugin, I want to send all of words (i.e. This, is, a, book) in term This is a book to onContentSearch(). How can I do it?
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farrokh62
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search plugins run cimultaneously or consecutively

Post by farrokh62 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:52 pm

I have a giant database and need to search through it very fast. Now, I want to know, do the search plugins in Jooml (i.e. category plugin, content plugin, tag plugin ans so on) work simultaneously or consecutively? If those work simultaneously, can i write several plugins so that each of them can search in one table? In this case, I will get faster search and save searching time.
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Reason: mod note: merged


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