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Default searching of both posts and pages

  1. dje
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    I use a plugin for this could search static, but I agree this should be included anyway.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. vertino
    Member

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    I do exactly the same as cpoteet, I add the "Search Pages" plugin into all my WP sites.

    However it seems to have broken since WP 2.0.6 (I haven't looked at the code yet)

    I think there should at least be an option in WP to decide whether to search everything or just blog posts.

    I've noticed a few people mention "Search Everything", I'll give that a go next!

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. CarltonBale
    Member

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    Please make this the default behavior, with a user-selectable option to also search comments.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. tsguitar
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    The default search should search everything, not just pages, and it should do a better job searching. Include category titles, tags, content, title, comments, everything.

    A way to organize the search results by category or type would be nice, too. It seems that MT already has this as seen on Jason Santa Maria's site and Bearskinrug. Both of those search results are organized by type, but organization by category could be just as useful.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. privatestorm
    Member

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    Add to the list: search custom fields.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  6. amessinger
    Member

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    Well, if we're making lists...

    More of my wishes for WP search:

    • results sorted by relevancy rather than by date.
    • flexible plural search (finds plurals and singulars, a la Google)
    • simple boolean searching (default AND, optional OR; this has become the norm for the major search engines)
    • full-phrase search, "using quotation marks"
    Posted: 7 years ago #
  7. A simple option to search pages would be great.
    Use a plugin now but built in to WordPress would
    be much easier.

    Advanced searching options would also be good
    but I would settle for just adding pages (and
    perhaps comments) to the search.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  8. Xmion
    Member

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    This should be in the core default

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  9. robbl
    Member

    This one definitely gets my vote!

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  10. benrobb
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    This is great. Could be really nice if done Ajax style too with a live search rather than a new page load. Could have:

    Post Matches
    + Match 1
    + Match 2

    Page Matches
    + Match 3

    Comment Matches
    + Match 4
    + Match 5

    That would be sweet!

    Posted: 7 years ago #

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