We ♡ forums
Dear forum owners,
You've worked nights and weekends to create something very special: a community. You have passionate users and unique content. But users can't find each other or the content they care about most. For years, you've asked for something better.
We heard you. We created Threadloom to increase knowledge and sharing on the Internet. Threadloom Community Search provides a world-class search and discovery experience for community forums. We help users find each other and the best content on your sites. And we give you the tools to grow your communities.
Site search before vs. after installing TCS
You'll ♡ Threadloom
How Threadloom Community Search helps you
Help users find content they care about with fast, high-quality search and a modern interface.
Use your existing infrastructure. No need for additional servers, memory, or software licenses.
Installs in less than 5 minutes with nothing to configure. Let us worry about search, while you build your community.
Introducing Threadloom Community Search
Availability: By invitation
Price: Free & premium plans
Availability: Summer 2016
How Threadloom Community Search compares
TCS, Sphinx & XenForo Enhanced Search
Sphinx and XenForo Enhanced Search (XFES) are designed to speed up default forum search; however, neither product is designed to significantly improve search quality. Like default forum search, Sphinx is full text search. XFES is based on elasticsearch and offers stemming and freshness, but uses a simple index that essentially results in faster full text search.
Both Sphinx and XFES require manual setup, ongoing maintenance, and local server resources, which need to be monitored and adjusted to meet user demand. XFES also requires additional programming to tune ranking. Neither Sphinx nor XFES offer modern search features, e.g., suggestion-based queries, related searches, top forums.
In contrast, TCS is an end-to-end solution with real-time indexing, rich ranking, and community-specific UI features. TCS installs in less than 5 minutes without requiring a command line interface, requires virtually no local server resources or ongoing maintenance, and automatically tunes, upgrades, and scales itself to provide a consistent, fast, and high-quality search experience.