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[resolved] wordpress.org search engine (11 posts)

  1. thepianobar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So I found the http://wordpress.org/support/search.php link to search the forum here, but does anyone else have problems searching the site? the one that says it is powered by Yahoo?

    In the search bar included at the top of every page of wordpress.org, it seems that no matter what I search for it comes back with no results. Is it just me? Is there some secret to it that would allow me to search the countless sections of very helpful docs?

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yep, search here sucks. Broke and no clue when it will be un-broke. But there's hope: Check out this post (it is stickied at the top of the forums list and "pink") http://wordpress.org/support/topic/60178?replies=1

    It offers some useful alternatives.

  3. Shelby DeNike
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yeah the search never yields results for me ...

  4. GreyGerbil
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Search is not working at all for me either -- it always says there is no matches even though I know there is.

  5. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Which is why the sticky.

  6. thepianobar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    right, thanks for the confirmation.

    I saw the sticky, but I wanted to search the Documentation (Codex stuff), not the forum. I thought it might be a separate issue. The documentation is organized as well as can be expected, but there's just so much there a nice search feature or easy to get to list of tags or something like that would be helpful.

    Oh well, the options in the sticky do work, it's just the extra step.

    thanks for the replies

    *edited for clarification

  7. maerk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Try google site search. Enter the following into google:

    YOUR SEARCH TERMS site:wordpress.org

    or even:

    YOUR SEARCH TERMS site:wordpress.org/support

    There's even a bookmarklet that does it for you, I use it the whole time, especially when a site doesn't offer search.

  8. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    To follow on from maerk, to search the codex, just start your google search with site:codex.wordpress.org

  9. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @thepianobar - good catch. I've altered the thread title. Thank you!

  10. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thepianobar,

    Codex employs Categories to help segregate like information. For a list of those, check Special:Categories.

  11. thepianobar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks for all the helpful replies once again, I can now search in so many ways I don't know which I should use. :-P

    @podz - if I would have read the entire sticky about it rather than skimming over the top and hurriedly going on to the next thing, I would have caught the section on the bottom for searching the Codex. (made me feel silly when I realized it was there the whole time. open mouth, insert foot) Thanks for changing the thread title though.

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