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Smart Reach for SobiPro Plugin

Joomla Smart Search for SobiPro!

Smart Reach for SobiPro plugin is a solution to integrate SobiPro with the new Joomla 2.5/3 full text (smart) search technology.

This Finder plugin extends the core Joomla Smart Search function to index SobiPro entries. It also works with incremental updates to keep the general index up to date.

- Finder support, entries are added to the full text search index.
- Multi-Section search support, to search into several sections at once.
- New, Update, and Delete events support, the index is updated on individual updates.
- Auto-Complete, auto-suggest feature.

*** How it works ***

- Smart Reach for SobiPro works with a finder plugin and a SobiPro notifications to finder add-on

- The finder plugin allows to index the entries

- The notifications to finder add-on allows to incrementally update the index, on New entry, Entry update, Entry approved, Entry unapproved, Entry published, Entry unpublished, and Entry deleted.


- Finder support, entries are added to the full text search index.
- Multi-Section, to support more than one catalog in only one search
- Full Text Search, to take advantage of Finder's indexes (avoiding the computer intensive LIKE)
- Hot Auto-Completion, since Finder has all entries indexed, it can efficiently complete the search query with every user keystroke.
- New, Update, and Delete events support, the index is updated on individual updates.

Developed with FOF - Framework on Framework is a RAD framework for the Joomla! CMS.

*** Configuration ***

These are the parameters of the plugin:

- Section: Identification of search catalogs.
- List of Search Fields (optional) - Identification of search fields.
- Menu - Menu (Itemid) to set a results page context.

* Check the full options in the images


- SobiPro 1.1 (recommended), or superior / SobiPro 1.0.8 is supported in compatibility mode
- Joomla 3 / Joomla 2.5, or superior
- PHP 5.3, or superior
- MySQL 5.5 (recommended), or superior

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Reviews: 4
This extension is excellent and is a true missing link for anyone using SobiPro. It installs easily and is very simple to get setup for anybody who understands Joomla 2.5 Smart Search.
If you don't understand Smart Search, no problem! There is excellent documentation for the extension and even better support. I wonder if the developer ever sleeps - that is how good the support is.
Highly recommended and worth the small fee Prieco charges for the power it ads to your SobiPro directory!


I have used several types of directory extensions on different sites, but SobiPro is bar none the best.

One thing that SobiPro lacks is any kind of built in search component that interfaces with Joomla 2.5 in a proper way.
Smart Reach takes it to the next level and combines the power of SobiPro with Joomla 2.5 Smart Search and the outcome is amazing.
The developers truly have an understanding of SobiPro and how the SobiPro directory works. They took it to the next level by combining the Joomla! Smart Search with SobiPro and all I have to say is WOW!

I would call it the missing link for SobiPro because it works perfect and has great support. It truly added way more value to the site than the little bit it costs!
Owner's reply


Thank you! We really appreciate your feedback. It helps us to improve in our roadmap.

We want to provide top-notch search products for SobiPro. Now, we are working on new developments based on these same ideas.

Kind Regards,
Prieco Support Team