Archive for October, 2011

A better search engine for FF

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Forex Factory has a new search engine! It’s smarter, easier to use, and more tightly integrated with Forex Factory’s products. Check it out:

You can utilize four different search types to locate information. For everyday use, the ‘Google Powered’ search harnesses Google’s algorithm to find relevant content throughout Forex Factory. For Forum-specific searches, the custom-built ‘Forum Posts’ search is a powerful tool when used with the ‘Advanced Options.’ There’s also a News-specific search, and a ‘Posts by Member’ search that makes it easy to sort through posts a member has made.

The ‘Posts by Member’ search pulls together member-specific content from around the site, and it ushers in new nomenclature. The word ‘post’ now encompasses four items: forum threads started, forum thread replies, news stories submitted, and news story comments. This puts all of a member’s contributions into a single, easily-browsed list. Of course you can still search specific post types by clicking on the ‘Post Type’ links or setting the advanced options.

We hope this new search engine helps you find what you’re looking for! If you run into any bugs, or have feedback, please let us know.

Posted by Scot, Forex Factory Senior Developer

New features added

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Since our last blog update we’ve been adding a lot of new features to the site. Here’s a few you might find useful:

Liquidity graph was added to the Market Sessions. About a year ago we launched the liquidity gauge, which is based on activity from multiple retail forex brokers (calculation here), and the graph now enables you to visualize liquidity changes over the various sessions.

15-minute interval was added to the Market chart.

‘Related Stories’ was added to the News. The feature pulls together stories based on a number of factors such as keywords, category, and user activity. We’re still refining the underlying algorithm to make it even better!

Market Sessions and Composite Quotes are now placed at the bottom of the homepage, further centralizing the information found throughout Forex Factory.

Flexbox technology was added to the homepage, allowing you to customize the Forum and News content to fit your trading style. Just click the block titles to change the settings. You can even filter posts based on vouchers or your buddy list.

If you encounter a bug or have feedback, please comment or contact us!

Posted by Scot, Forex Factory Senior Developer