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  • How To Submit A Search Through The URL

    You can submit a search to vBulletin with a URL, just like you can with the search form. The basic URL is:
    http://www.yoursite.com/forum/search.php?do=process&query=searchword

    Where searchword is the word for which you are searching.

    Here is a list of the extra search parameters you can add to the URL. When you add a search parameter to the URL you need to add this to the end of the URL:
    &variable_name=value

    Search field: Search by Key Word

    Variable name: titleonly
    Values:
    • 0 = Search Entire Posts
    • 1 = Search Titles Only


    Search field: Search by User Name

    Variable name: searchuser
    Values: Enter a username

    Variable name: starteronly
    Values:
    • 0 = Find Posts by User
    • 1 = Find Threads Started by User


    Variable name: exactname
    Values:
    • 0 = Partial name
    • 1 = Exact name


    Search field: Find Threads with

    Variable name: replyless
    Values:
    • 0 = At Least
    • 1 = At Most


    Variable name: replylimit
    Values: Any integer values

    Search field: Find Posts from

    Variable name: searchdate
    Values:
    • 0 = Any Date
    • lastvisit = Your Last Visit
    • 1 = Yesterday
    • 7 = A Week Ago
    • 14 = 2 Weeks Ago
    • 30 = A Month Ago
    • 90 = 3 Months Ago
    • 180 = 6 Months Ago
    • 365 = A Year Ago


    Variable name: beforeafter
    Values:
    • after = and Newer
    • before = and Older


    Search field: Sort Results by

    Variable name: sortby
    Values:
    • rank = Relevancy
    • title = Title
    • replycount = Number of Replies
    • views = Number of Views
    • threadstart = Thread Start Date
    • lastpost = Last Posting Date
    • postusername = User Name
    • forum = Forum


    Variable name: order
    Values:
    • descending = in Descending Order
    • ascending = in Ascending Order


    Search field: Show Results as

    Variable name: showposts
    Values:
    • 0 = Show Results as Threads
    • 1 = Show Results as Posts


    Search field: Search in Forum(s)

    Variable name: forumchoice[]
    Values: Do not include this variable in the URL to search all forums. If you want to search specific forums then you need to add an instance for each forumid. For example:
    &forumchoice[]=X&forumchoice[]=Y&forumchoice[]=Z

    Where X, Y, and Z are the forumids of the forums in which you want to search.

    Variable name: childforums
    Values:
    • 0 = Do not search in child forums
    • 1 = Also search in child forums
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