Today an update to Word Cleaner for phpBB 2 has been released. Version 1.3.0 provides a new "Stopword Cleaner" feature, which can eliminate words listed in a board's search_stopwords.txt file from the search index database. This can be helpful if that file has been corrupted in the past or if new entries are added to the file. A staggered processing feature has also been introduced to prevent timeout errors when processing large databases.
Count Search Words version 1.0.0 has also been released. Like Word Cleaner, this is a hack intended to optimize the search indexing of phpBB 2. Backporting a feature available in phpBB 3, this hack can improve performance of indexing during the posting process.