Is this bug or what? (8 posts)

  1. anup
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am using the search plugin of welcome.totheinter.net for multisite search (originally relating to wpmu).

    Recently I found if I do a search of certain term like 'success', then it shows up posts that do not exist!

    And not just that, if I am logged in as admin, it would even show edit button and take me to backend page - of course the page does not have any update or other options

    The frontend URL does give 'not found' error

    site: http://indiapoint.net

    Screenshot 1

    Screenshot 2

    I am posting this, because, i somehow feel that this has to do with the core, and not the plugin.

  2. There's an extremely good chance the plugin doesn't work in 3.0. Looks like it's finding posts from other blogs and making them appear to come from the main blog.

    Quick test: disable the plugin. Try the per-site search.

  3. Person
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm pretty sure that that plugin is specifically designed to search all posts and pages from all blogs on a multisite network. It's also updated to work on 3.0, see here: http://welcome.totheinter.net/2010/05/15/wpsearchmu-updated-to-work-with-wordpress-30/

    Though, I second Andrea's last comment in that you should try the per-site search on your /success/ blog to see if the same problem shows up. If not, you should report the bug concerning the non-existant post to the plugin's respective author so that they can fix it.

  4. awesome, hadn't checked to see if it was updated.

    Tho, yeah, it's possible there's a bug in the plugin itself, you know? the post has to exist somewhere - search the database to see where it's coming from.

  5. anup
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have written my above post only after updating the plugin. I came across such result only after I updated to WP3.

    The site search plugin is active only in blog 1 - and not in other blogs. So, you can compare search

    Normal WP search:

    With site search plugin:

    Frankly I am nonplussed as to from where it is being fetched. Anyway, I have already informed the plugin author.

  6. The site search plugin is active only in blog 1

    That is probably the issue. It is supposed to be installed in the /wp-content/mu-plugins/ folder so it runs on all blogs all the time.

  7. anup
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is the mu-plugin directory still relevant under WP3 ?

    Or one could take the route of 'network-activate'?

    However, i feel that if the 'mu-plugin' directory were still relevant, then the search should have thrown up weird results in all instances - why in this very rare instance?


  8. The mu-plugins folder has been supported in regualr wordPress since 2.8. So yes, it's still relevant.

    You'll see it show in the backend as a "must-use" plugins folder.

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