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Codex, Forums Broken. Search doesn't work. (10 posts)

  1. iamPariah
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't know if you're aware of this yet, but doing a search in either the Codex or this forum fails. Searching on any term--even one as common as "category"--returns "no results found."

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think someone has been busy upgrading things and made the wrong '0' into a '1' or something - looks fixed now :)

  3. Monkeyboy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I noticed the forum was thowing up funny error messages not too long ago. I noticed the message claimed to be trying to access a table called minibb. Isn't that a bit cheeky, considering this forum is no longer meant to be minibb but bbpress? Or am I missing something? ;)

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's an old table name no doubt :)

  5. iamPariah
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yup! All fixed. Navigating the codex without search is decidely unfun. :-)

  6. Ruby Sinreich
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Can I just add my frustration that now there appears to be no way to JUST search the codex! (Or to just search support, for that matter.)

    May I suggest to the WordPress powers-that-be to give us the option of whether to search the codex, support, wiki, and bug tracker, or just one or some of them? I know the info I want is on codex.wordpress.org, but when I search I get mostly hits at trac.wordpress.org. Not helpful! :(

    Now the codex is about 80% less useful than it used to be.

  7. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I agree. The searching needs a lot of work. This issue is being discussed on the mailing list, so they're "working on it" ...

    In the meantime, you could use my Doc Search plugin. I think its results a quite good, and it separates Codex results from forum results. You can grab it at http://blog.jalenack.com/archives/codex-search-plugin/

  8. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Also, if you use FireFox, there's a search engine plugin for both the codex and support forums. The results are ONLY the codex, or forum, depending on which engine you use.

  9. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    rubyji -
    1) That's the way it has been for some time
    2) The option is being looked into (I think). I know it's something that has been discussed a couple of times on the mailing list, but as to its specific status, I don't know.

    -tg

  10. Ruby Sinreich
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    TechGnome, I use the codex pretty rigorously about once a week, so I don't agree with your statement that it has been like this for a long time. I think it changed in the last month or so. It used to be that entering a search in the codex just searched pages in the codex.

    Thanks jalenack and miklb, those are both very helpful suggestions! I have added the WP codex search in Firefox, and may check out the plugin as well.

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