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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#15481 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Make ajax searches search automatically

Reported by: edward-mindreantre's profile edward mindreantre Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: trivial Version: 3.1
Component: Administration Keywords: has-patch ux-feedback needs-refresh
Focuses: Cc:


Usually one has to press enter before the post/page search activates.

I'm too lazy to press enter, so I prefer the results come up as I type.

Here's the patch for that.

scribu says we should all have a long discussion as to whether to have this or not.

I'd rather wait 5 seconds than press enter, though... Because I'm effective like that.

Attachments (1) (1.9 KB) - added by edward mindreantre 14 years ago.
1 second keypress, now with fixed race condition

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Change History (9)

#1 @scribu
14 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch ux-feedback added

#2 @scribu
14 years ago

Related: #14579

#3 @voyagerfan5761
14 years ago

  • Cc WordPress@… added

#4 @edward mindreantre
14 years ago

  • Cc edward@… added

@edward mindreantre
14 years ago

1 second keypress, now with fixed race condition

#5 @nacin
14 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

#6 @chexee
13 years ago

  • Keywords needs-refresh added

Not sure how long a discussion did or did not occur, but I'd like to see live search implemented.

The patch appears to be out of date and is referencing a file that no longer exists or was moved.

Related: #19452

#7 @csixty4
12 years ago

  • Cc csixty4 added

Since this ticket is still sitting around unclosed, I thought I'd fill in a little history for chexee and anyone else who might come across it.

Scribu's 2010 GSOC project was to "Ajaxify" the admin interface, and he had much success. So much, in fact, that his patches were included in the first alphas & release candidates of WordPress 3.1. As this ticket relates to version 3.1, I can only assume the patches apply to those versions as well. However, these changes introduced bugs and usability issues so they were removed from WordPress 3.1R3.

From my own research into this, I will add that this change isn't as simple as bolting some Javascript on top of the WordPress admin. I mean, you probably could, but it would be sub-optimal from a performance & UX standpoint. Doing it right would require refactoring legacy PHP code, especially wp-admin/edit.php, to render admin page as partials which can also be invoked from an wp_ajax_* hook. That refactoring should come first, and tested throughly for regression issues. Only then should AJAX functionality be added, maybe even as part of a different point release entirely.

See also #14579

#8 @nacin
12 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Going to close as wontfix since pulled out ajax list tables, and may implement them in an entirely different way if/when we do.

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