Topic: Please recommend plugins for search and forum

I am looking to leverage existing plugins for implementing Rails database search and a forum for users to post in, can anyone recommend some? Thanks.

JiggyMe
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Re: Please recommend plugins for search and forum

Search: the acts_as_ferret plugin is nice and very powerful.

Forum: I don't think you'll find a good plugin for a forum. You'll probably be looking at installing a standalone app for that and somehow sharing users between the forum and your app.

vinnie - rails forum admin

Re: Please recommend plugins for search and forum

Vin, thanks, I will check out acts_as_ferret plugin. I considered using forum widget hosted by other companies but always wonders how the user login info is shared or rather not shared with my site.

JiggyMe
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Re: Please recommend plugins for search and forum

Here are some good resources for information on acts_as_ferret that I've collected:

http://www.railsenvy.com/2007/2/19/acts … t-tutorial
http://infovore.org/archives/2006/09/22 … th-ferret/
http://www.igvita.com/blog/2007/02/20/f … -in-rails/
http://duncan.beevers.net/?p=39

Re: Please recommend plugins for search and forum

Does anyone know if I can search through word documents and PDF files using ferret?

Thanks,

AC