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This is documentation about a configuration directive, which can be placed within Movable Type’s core configuration file, mt-config.cgi, to customize the behavior of the system.

Specifies the amount of time (in seconds) before search request is throttled. SearchThrottleSeconds serves only to public blog search.

By Default, the value specified is used to determine how long the request can take before MT gives up and returns the error. Plugins can change the behavior of how long the request can live, or how throttling could occur, so the meaning of the value of this directive may be different in such an environment.

Default: 5 (seconds)


SearchThrottleSeconds 3

Version History

The SearchThrottleSeconds config directive was introduced in version 4.2 of Movable Type. Earlier versions used ThrottleSeconds to throttle searches as well as commenting and trackbacks.