Dbsearch is the recommendation
This is what we are using now. We used to use Solr but it had issues and we came back.
Today i have a PHP file and html with the custom-pages plugin to solve the a standard mailform in the forum. What is the correct html / javscript to write if i want to use Nodebbs mail function to send mails? Or do i need some sort of plugin?
With v1.0.3 the mail through google works great for nodebb internal stuff. Good ideas?
To clearify: I want to have a form were i can design and customize input fields on a custom page. So i can remove php completely!
NodeBB is written in Node.js, not in PHP. How do you execute the PHP code?
NodeBB runs on nodejs, but you can run php as well depending on your server setup (nginx/apache).
Regardless, I don't think there is any api for sending emails through the forum, you would have to write a plugin.
Note: The mail form I speak about is located on my frontpage at https://www.jenkler.se. (Page bottom!)