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Yahoo BOSS

The Yahoo BOSS plugin makes it easy to create a search engine in your WordPress install. This plugin does not replace the default search.


  • wrap options in a metabox
  • add sidebar with some meta widgets (support, share, donate, etc.)
  • add some descriptors to the options page
  • use WP_Http to make the API call instead of WP_Http_Curl
  • clean up the options form
  • add a nonce for the form update
  • use manage_options instead of the deprecated level 10 on the options page
  • add localization


  • remove plugin constants that have been defined since WordPress 2.6
  • added FAQ to the readme.txt file
  • added a changelog to the readme.txt file
  • updated styles on search form
  • add filter for result info
  • more templating functions
  • correctly handle search if no results retrieved
  • use the WP_Http_Curl instead of directly making curl requests
  • remove PHP 5 required message when using JSON
  • use wp_enqueue_style to load style sheet
  • rename default stylesheet to search-styles.css
  • create a pw_search shortcode that combines the search form and results
  • compatible with WordPress 2.9.1


  • initial version

Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 6 years ago
Active Installs: 60+


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