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  1. lokjah
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ever since the move over to the yahoo format, I cant even explain how frustrating it is to find anything around here.

    I love wordpress, the forum the codex tremendously and use it extensively, but I have to say that this has crippled my use of these resources dramatically.

    The restrict search was a step in the right direction, but in my experience with it, it still doesnt return results with anywhere near the accuracy of the old set up.

    Just my 2¢ here

  2. silencematters
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have to agree with more than 2¢... maybe 6¢, which raises it to 8¢!

    I have really been dissapointed with the oranization of the WP site. Although it feels like it is clean and intended to be helpful,... I feel like it is not giving me the information I am looking for. I find that I need to still do a great deal of hunting to find a current answer to a solution that I am seraching for.

    it would be nice if this were a stronger resource at this point. It just sucks... WP is such ana amazing prduct. I wish the codex were functioning better - to reflect this.

  3. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The search here is a bit of a work in progress. When using it, be sure you click the appropriate check box for WHAT area you're searching and then re-search. Sometimes a bit of a hassle, agreed.

    And frankly, I still use the "google method" for most of my searching. Just use the "site" tag as part of your search. For instance:
    site:wordpress.org/support kubrick pixel error
    will return results just on the support site. Change it to
    site:codex.wordpress.org mysearch terms
    to look only at codex.

    I know I know... it doesn't use the "kick butt Yahoo! search" but it does seem to work better for me...

  4. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    To call it a 'work in progress' would indicate there is time being spent on it... ;)

    -d

  5. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There was, just a few weeks ago! Before then it didn't work at all!

  6. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    there's always time being spent on it... and what some people fail to realize, is that we have to wait for yahoo to find the page/post/thread/etc before the search will find it.

    personally, when i use the proper checkboxes (you can always click the button without entering something in the search box, and then do all the finangling on the actual search page) i have yet to have a problem finding SOMETHING to guide me.

  7. jwilliams
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, you can always search in google for the meantime:

    some_search_string site:wordpress.org/support

  8. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh, I don't fail to realize that using external search methodologies isn't usually the best solution to a custom userbase. ;) I mean, install a google appliance, or one of the dozens of other search solutions, internal to the WP server hosting if a generalized solution is desired. Otherwise, go back to the 'built-in' searching from the old days...

    Actually, now that we have tags, searching could probably be enhanced by looking at them as well (so long as you use stem word tests...).

    -d

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