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DNN Advanced Search 4.0 Add-on For Action Form

posted by DNN Sharp - 06/28/2017

Get A Ten-fold DNN Search Improvement In A Heartbeat

If you’re looking for better DNN search, DNN Advanced Search Add-on for Action Form is simply the best way to go. It provides an interface to Search Boost, the number one DNN search engine enabling the creation of highly customisable search filters and lists of results.

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Why DNN Advanced Search Add-on?

DNN Advanced Search Add-on is an Action Form extension that allows you to tailor your DNN portal’s search results to help users find the most relevant content by means of advanced filtering created through custom forms. Action Form works alongside Search Boost via DNN Advanced Search Add-on and gives you the ability to fine tune your search filters.

Essentially you’ll be creating your own search engine that is more efficient and user-friendly than ever before.


Quick, Painless Installation

Out of the box, DNN Advanced Search Add-on is a no-config Action Form extension and there's no requirement for setup time. Simply download and install it and you are good to go!

Seamlessly Integrated

DNN Advanced Search Add-on is tightly integrated with Action Form (v. 03.08.672+) and Search Boost (04.00.130+) so you don't have to worry about conflicts or core upgrades later.

Ridiculously Easy Setup

From the standard installation to the simply creating advanced filters and forms based on your specific needs, we think you’ll find that DNN Advanced Search Add-on will really save you time and improve the search experience.


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  • Multiple Search Boxes

    With DNN Advanced Search Add-on it's easy to link multiple search boxes to same Search Boost instance. You'll only need to configure the search instance once and then you can customize different search boxes with infinite filters.

  • Implicitly Filter

    This feature is very useful if you want to implicitly filter by metadata and Custom Data, generating lists of results quickly and efficiently and allowing you to customise the output.

  • Explicitly Filter

    With DNN Advanced Search Add-on you can instantly improve the search experience of your DNN portal visitors by providing them controls to explicitly filter by metadata and Custom Data.

  • Conditional Actions

    You can write conditions that will determine at submit time either the search related actions will get executed or not.

  • Test Before You Buy

    With the DNN Advanced Search Add-on demo available you can play with the live hands and see whether the add-on meets your needs.

  • Yep, It’s Responsive

    You’ll be hard pressed to find a site that’s not responsive these days. DNN Advanced Search Add-on got your back.

  • 90 Days Of Free Updates And Support

    After that, pay 50% the cost of a new license for subsequent updates.

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Very sexy indeed... but don't forget you also need Action Form and Search Boost!

your edition
Install licence 1 site Unlimited installations and portals
Subscription (free updates and new versions) Covered by the subscription of the module the Add-on is used with Covered by the subscription of the module the Add-on is used with
Source Code No No
Redistribution Only if the license of the module the Add-on is used with allow redistribution Only if the license of the module the Add-on is used with allow redistribution
Support** Covered by the subscription of the module the Add-on is used with Covered by the subscription of the module the Add-on is used with

* Enterprise is defined as your company site(s) and those of your customers that are directly managed by your organization.

Does this add-on stop working if I choose not to upgrade?
This Add-on will continue working even if you won't upgrade. You can buy it once and use it for years until it is so old that it will tell the other DNN modules stories about having to walk uphill both ways back in those good old days. =)

The license allows you to access to upgrades or support while it is valid.
Am I eligible for upgrade?
You'll be eligible for this upgrade if you've purchased an Add-on license in last 3 months. If you're not in this case, then you'll receive a 50% discount for upgrade to the last version. Just email us at [email protected] and we'll take care of the rest.
What does an Add-on license get me and how long is it good for?
Once you buy an Add-on license you'll have 3 months of free updates and suport and after that you'll receive a 50% discount to keep that same level of service.

You will not lose your data or any functionality out of the module itself. But you will lose access to downloads, updates, and support. If at any time in the future you want to upgrade to the latest version and get those perks back, you can do it.
I’ve hired a developer to work on my site. Who should buy the license?
You should. It is always best for you, the site owner, to have access to your account on That’s how you access downloads and support.
Can I use this add-on to build and distribute applications?
You can integrate and distribute this add-on with your own products, but it should not be main functionality, it shoud be added value, and should not be in competition with our existing product. If we go into competition later, the developer will still be allowed to use the version he owns at that time, and continue to develop it, but will not receive new updates.
Can the license be transferred?
Yes, but only if there is a transfer of ownership of the entire product.
Can I become a reseller?
Yes, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss commissions.
Can I upgrade to different license type later?
Yes, you can upgrade to a higher tier (and more value-packed) license for just the price difference in qualifying purchases made within the past 3 months. If your purchase was made more than 3 months ago, don’t worry, we still have a special offer for you. Just email us at [email protected].
If I upgrade Action Form, do I also need to upgrade the add-on?
Not necessarily, but it's recommended because this add-on could lose compatibility or functionality.
If I purchase one collection (App Sharp or Web Sharp) and I already have this add-on, will I receive some discount?
Yes, you can save 50% from what you've already paid for up to 50% the cost of collection. Just email us at [email protected].
Can I get a discount?
You're about to enter a long term partnership with us that needs to be beneficial to everybody. Giving discounts will decrease the value that we can deliver to you over time because every discount that we give is a feature less in our products.
We'd rather give discounts for bundle purchases and to contributors. Find out more on how to become a contributor:
Where can I get support?
We have a dedicated support forum for Action Form and its add-ons:
This forum is monitored on week days. That is the best place to pose your questions; not only does our team moderate the forum and provide light module support, but other users are always chiming into the the discussions with their own thoughts — which makes for a solid experience on all fronts, and allows a number of perspectives that wouldn’t be present during an email exchange.
Our support forums focus on helping people with bugs and other issues, and we can not provide in-depth support on complex customizations of our modules. Most legitimate bugs that are reported will be logged and fixed for the next release; if a workaround can be easily provided, we’ll share one in the interim. When it comes to customization, while we’re happy to help point users in the right direction towards accomplishing a desired customization if we can, we won’t build your site or app for you.
You can take a look at Action Form documentation site and our Youtube channel.