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Network site search no longer working. (14 posts)

  1. bigsite
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    "Network Admin" -> Sites -> Sites -> [Enter part of a blog/site name] -> Click 'Search'

    Nothing comes up. I have to enter the full name of the blog to get it to show that blog. This is VERY inconvenient and we view this as a bug in WP 3.1. This, humorously, results in a search engine that can only ever show one blog, which defeats the purpose of a search engine in the first place.

  2. Change [Enter part of a blog/site name] to [Enter part of a blog/site name]*

    Make sure you search with the asterisk.

  3. bigsite
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks.

    It is not an intuitive or a particularly useful change for us. Why was this change made?

  4. Cause it works better :) Among other reasons.

  5. Why was this change made?

    becasue the old way didn't scale.

  6. bigsite
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Ipstenu - It has been working fine since WPMU.

    @Andrea_r - It was scaling just fine for us.

  7. @bigsite - It doesn't scale, or work well, when you get up to a few hundred sites. Or thousand. And yes, people ARE using MultiSite for thousands of sites.

    This change was made to support everyone. It annoys you, and I understand that, but it still works for you. And me. And WordPress.com. And Andrea ;)

  8. agreda
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Make sure you search with the asterisk.

    Thank Dog for these forums, otherwise many of us would just keep grumbling to ourselves about how certain things don't work like they used to! :-)

  9. bigsite
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Ipstenu - We are already running a couple hundred sites in a single install with no problem here. This should be a configuration option.

    @agreda - Glad this post helped you.

  10. This should be a configuration option.

    Not REALLY supportable in the long run. It still works, just use the asterisk. Sorry you don't like that, but it's not changing back. This is better code. This code will grow to thousands without issues, on smaller servers. Yay!

  11. agreda
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It still works, just use the asterisk.

    While it does work, I wouldn't exactly say like a charm. Here's what I've discovered when searching users from /wp-admin/network/users.php ...

    Searching for sammy* found users: sammy, sammy177, Sammysmama, and sammysmom. User fightingforsammy was NOT included in the search results.

    BUT ...

    When searching for fighting* user fightingforsammy WAS found.

    Of course this is just an example of a pattern that I confirmed with a search for newtest* that found user newtestuser but did NOT return user anothernewtestuser, and a search for another* that DID find anothernewtestuser.

    So apparently, the asterisk search feature only works if you know what the username begins with. [sigh]

  12. This feature is by design.

    When you put the wildcard at the END of a word, it only search for word[wildcard]. That's ... just how search works :)

    Now. I will say that no, you CANNOT search for *sammy or *sammy* (which is what you want to find [anything]sammy[anything]) just yet, but IIRC, Nacin said that was on the docket.

  13. agreda
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    When you put the wildcard at the END of a word, it only search for word[wildcard].

    Then can you explain why a search from site admin (/wp-admin/users.php) for sammy* finds fightingforsammy? The behavior I described above only seems to occur from the network admin user search. :-/ Shouldn't they both function the same way?

  14. Because the users search code is separate from the sites. Apples and oranges. :)

    If, on /wp-admin/users.php, you search for whatever you will find [whatever]foobar[whatever] - This is still using the 'normal' search.

    On /wp-admin/network/users.php, however, you use the 'network' search. Same as you use for sites.php :) That's all.

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