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Forum Search is very primitive

  • Help. Can you consider improving upon the search capabilities? When I search the forum I get hundreds of hits, the list contains no dates. The entry may be five years old. I cannot identify until I click. Some of these old solutions are referencing code that no longer exists in the current version. Very simple functionality to add sort by date, etc. Cmon… with such a robust community of developers–can’t we make the search robust? Thanks

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  • Moderator James Huff


    Unfortunately, the search is powered by Yahoo, and that’s just the first weak link. Use a Google search structured as such:

    site:wordpress.org/support/ search terms

    You can use the search tools on the left sidebar to filter by date range.

    This is helpful. still don’t see any search tools on left sidebar?!? I clock forum and then enter search in top right search box… Thanks

    Moderator James Huff


    The search tools are part of Google. Try the query above at Google, you’ll see them.

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