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The "Search..." bar on the forum doesn't work for me; it always times out.

If it is of help to anyone else, I've found that I can use my browser's omnibar as an alternative: simply typing "forum.sagittal.org: thing i was searching for" there works.

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Thanks for that. Fixed now.

I had noticed it too, and tried rebuilding the index, to no avail. Searching the PHP help forum told me that the likely culprit was: failing to install and enable the optional "mbstring" extension when I upgraded PHP to version 7.4 recently. I fixed it by logging into the server as root and issuing the following commands:

apt-get install php7.4-mbstring
service apache2 restart

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Oh, great, thanks! Indeed, search works great now. I'm glad it was fixable. Thanks for documenting the solution, too.

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