|Explorer requires Enonic XP in order to run. It can also be tested on a local developer environment.
To get started, simply install Explorer to your XP instance. Explorer is available from Enonic market.
To activate scheduling, add the following configuration file.
|If you are running an XP cluster, only one of the nodes must have this configuration. Running collector jobs on multiple nodes can trigger race conditions.
cron = true #Default is false
From the XP admin console, you should now be able to access the explorer admin, via a fresh entry in the XP menu.
|Only users with the role "system.admin", or "com.enonic.explorer" (created when explorer was installed) can see and access Explorer’s admin interface.
When first installing Explorer there is no data to available for searching.
To get started, lets can use the built-in Web crawler collector.
Collectionspage from the Explorer Menu.
Click the create button:
Give the Collection a name, i.e. "Example"
Web crawlercollector in the collector dropdown menu:
Provide a starting URL, for example: https://www.example.com
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click
Your newly created Collection should appear in the list of Collections.
Click the green download from cloud icon to the right to start collecting data.
Be careful not to harass webservers, your ip might become blocked by them.
To view the status of the job, select the
Collections Statuspage from the Explorer Menu
With some data indexed, you can try running a simple search.
From the main page, use the big search field to see if you get any hits in your recently collected data.