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  • Resolved morktron


    Hi, maybe this is already possible, it seems such an obvious feature – is it possible to search only within one specific plugin forum?

    I can see this has been asked before years ago –

    It’s a needle in a haystack otherwise searching nearly half a million posts!

    Google search is better but still can’t narrow down to a specific plugin. Anyway maybe I’m wrong and have just not noticed how to do this.

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  • No, unfortunately it’s not possible – it’s still on a very long “to do” list. Just do the best you can and post a new thread if you can’t find an answer to your issue.

    Thread Starter morktron


    ok thanks for letting me know, lets hope some kind benefactor will chip in soon for work on this πŸ˜‰

    If you do find this kind benefactor, please feel free to point him or her in my direction πŸ˜‰

    Seriously though, it is a good feature request. I’m keen to help where I can – @wpyogi, how might I go about chipping in from time-to-time with this type of development / assistance? Where would someone who was willing and (possibly – slim chance) able to assist get going?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Plugin Review Team Rep

    Check and see if we have a ticket for it in

    We’re pushing to move all the code public there abouts as well.

    Thread Starter morktron


    Excellent thanks Mika, it has indeed been submitted as a ticket, but so far is assigned to nobody and is ‘low’ priority.

    Robscott – glad you are willing to help, thanks πŸ™‚

    Agree with original request! I’m sure all the plugin developers get way too many duplicate requests because it’s not easy to search just in the support threads we want. Weird.



    @celiamellinger This might not just be a search thing? As in, if support items could be filtered easily, you might not need a search at all! Just having a think how this would work best in practice.

    Yeah, I always feel guilty having to post a question which I’m pretty sure has been answered but I can not find.

    When google doesn’t give me anything in the first couple pages… I currently setup the keywords I’m after in my browser search box. Then page through the help forum and click ‘search’ on each page. Serious pain.

    Thanks to whoever adds this to WordPress, you will save me and many others countless hours of searching.

    Andrew Nevins


    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    [Edit: Sorry misread]

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Plugin Review Team Rep

    I’m marking this resolved because we have a ticket for the problem, and that’s how we roll.

    We know it sucks. It’s on the to-do list, but that list is huge :/

    Ok, sorry to hear will be a while, but would appreciate getting some notice once this issue is worked out, appreciate all you do πŸ™‚

    Moderator cubecolour


    gary, you can follow the trac ticket to see any progress at the link given above:

    If all the plugin’s topics are on it’s own page it means that it is all there. Just make a query to take all titles of that plugin’s topics and search for the keyword. At least that.

    This is a job of half an hour. I believe it is more than that in this, maybe to force users use the Google search incorporated.

    Or at least make an option to see all topic titles without pagination. This way we can search with the browser’s find tool.

    [SOLVED] I just made a non productive day at job today and instead created this mini website that will also help me.

    So, go into a plugin’s support page, for example:

    and REPLACE ss in wordpress word with zzz in the adress bar

    The link above becomes:

    Now you will see all topics on only one page and at least you can search in titles with Ctrl-F on windows or Command-F on mac.

    I will remove wordpress logo and other components next days for not having a conflict with the guys here.

    No, unfortunately it’s not possible

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