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Can't search if the word begins with letter d (10 posts)

  1. MatthewS
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is so frickin weird. The search feature works fine, unless the word begins with the letter d. Every other letter of the alphabet works fine.

    The site is http://thatcostumegirl.com and the current version is 2.3.3. If you go to this site, try searching.

    Any ideas why the letter d is so evil?

  2. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Congrats on one of the most strange WP problems I have ever heard of!

    I just tried your blog, and it's like you said. Search for "dino" and it hangs. Every other search returns results quickly. What is the deal?? Sorry I don't have an answer. I will think on it.

    I guess my suggestion is Deactivate all your plugins, and try the search again. Tell us if it works then.

    Oh P.S. you should really consider upgrading to WP 2.6+. There have been many features and security added since the 2.3 days.

  3. MatthewS
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I deactivated all plugins and still encountered this problem. Very strange!

    I will look into upgrading to 2.6+.

    In the meantime, if anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.

  4. MatthewS
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well I haven't fixed this problem, but I did find a hack around to make things work.

    After lots of playing around, I noticed:

    http://thatcostumegirl.com/?s=dog doesn't work but

    http://thatcostumegirl.com/page/1?s=dog DOES work for some reason.

    So I just added /page/1 to the searchform code, so now it reads:
    action="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/page/1"

    And it works! Good enough for me. But I still have no idea what caused the problem in the first place. My best guess at that when she refers to the Dragon Con convention as D*C, somewhere that asterisk broke something. Though I tried adding asterisks to different letters in the title, body and tags, I was unable to break another letter and repeat the original problem. But hey, at least searching works.

  5. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Chalking this one up in the "weird WordPress problems" list (if there is such a list)

    Happy to hear you found a workaround.

  6. scripty
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am running wordpress 2.7 - fresh brand new clean install, no plugins (no posts except the default even!) and I'm having this same problem.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/232155?replies=2

  7. MatthewS
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That's crazy! How bizarre.

  8. ywftdg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Make that a third person, I am getting this error right now also. Checked my entire database, nothing wrong or any corrupt values.

  9. slicknog
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey, we've also discovered the same problem on our blog. What could explain this? Weird and annoying, try it here:

    http://www.wreckthetapedeck.com/

    I'd rather not change the searchform code to add /page/1... any suggestions??

  10. flanneljammies
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any update on this? I am having a similar problem... Search works fine for single words. Searches for multiple terms result in a 400 error!

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