Improve searching through posts
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Searching for a particular post in WordPress is a daunting task. It usually returns a lot of irrelevant matches and when there are several thousands posts, it's almost impossible to do.
There have been many discussions, ideas, even couple of GSoC projects about improving that search, however there have been no significant improvements as the best methods are too complicated for inclusion in core.
However there is one (low hanging/easy to do) thing that can improve search quality a lot, especially in the admin: separating the search by post_title and post_content.
The current search looks in both title and content at the same time. For most places (custom menus, internal linking, attaching orphaned attachments, etc.) it makes sense to search through the titles before the content or even have an option so the user can exclude searching through the content completely.