Mastodon Full-text search with ElasticSearch

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The default Mastodon search only returns results for posts that have federated with your server and include a hashtag. Mastodon supports ElasticSearch/Full-text search. When enabled, users on a Mastodon server can perform full-text searches for:

  • public statuses from account that opted into appearing in search results
  • their own statuses
  • their mentions
  • their favourites
  • their bookmarks
  • accounts (display name, usernames and bios)

This can be handy but requires a significant amount of extra server resources, so this feature is optional. On ElasticSearch is available as a paid add-on.