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How can I improve the search? (7 posts)

  1. atlyss
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using this plugin for my organization's website, but the search function is a serious problem. It won't allow quotes, or multiple search terms.

    Is there a way to get around this? I would really like to use this plugin. Is it possible to use another plugin like Search Everything? We want to avoid paying someone to fix this but will if we have to.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/link-library/

  2. Yannick Lefebvre
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Improving the search is not an easy topic since Link Library stores the additional link information in a custom table. Search Everything would probably be able to improve basic link search, but it's results would not be shown in a way that would match the rest of your links.

    The best avenue is probably to improve the search algorithm inside of Link Library to support quotes, multiple search terms and search operators (and, or, etc...)

    The code for the search is actually fairly isolated in the plugin, so someone with good knowledge of string parsing and SQL could enhance it quickly.

    I am personally tied up on a long-term project that is going to be keeping me busy until the May-June 2012 time frame, but I could help someone with the right skills to find their way around the code and integrate their work into the plugin.

  3. jcmiles82
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just realized that I have the same issue. The search works great if you don't have multiple instances of the same keyword.

    But I'm not a coder and I can't adjust string parsing. Any solutions? I would really like to use this plugin but given the amount of links I intend to have, it won't work for my intended purposes.

  4. xenyen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Could you have a look at this now please? The search just doesn't work as I want it to, and it's quite frustrating :(

    Unfortunately I'm no good at php.

  5. Yannick Lefebvre
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am getting close to being able to look into this. The book project took me to mid-July, and now I am preparing to move houses in 8 days. I should be able to really get onto this in a few weeks. Sorry for the delay.

  6. Darryl Erentzen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Great plugin, Yannick! Thanks for making it!

    When I'm rich or in the neighborhood I'll buy you a gargleblaster.

  7. xenyen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Glad to hear that you'll be working on it soon!

    Also like Erentzenco said, great plugin and thanks alot :)

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