Do you guys know if it is possible to use pre-appended wildcards when doing a fulltext search? Is there a workaround that I could possibly use? I've read through the documentation and it seems as if you can only do appended wildcards. Here is my query: Code (Text): $query = "SELECT title, MATCH (title) AGAINST ('" . $search . "' IN BOOLEAN MODE) AS relevance FROM descriptions WHERE MATCH (title) AGAINST ('" . $search . "*' IN BOOLEAN MODE) ORDER BY relevance DESC" I know I can use LIKE with % on both ends of each word, but I need the ability to use boolean operators for advanced searching and have my query sorted by relevance.