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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#16019 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Search queries should return results based on author name

Reported by: computerwiz908's profile computerwiz908 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.1
Component: General Keywords: dev-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


When searching a WordPress blog using the name of an author, the author's posts do not come up; the search function only looks for the name in the full text of the posts. There should be a way for the search function to also look at the author of each article when performing queries.

Change History (8)

#1 @computerwiz908
13 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; search author removed

#2 @ocean90
13 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added; needs-patch removed

Can you test it with 3.1 RC1 please, it works for me here.

#3 @hakre
13 years ago

Probably Related: #16022

Last edited 13 years ago by hakre (previous) (diff)

#4 @computerwiz908
13 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback added; reporter-feedback removed

Neither tags nor author display names work when searching for articles in my test site with RC1. I made sure that the author name/tag was not in the full text of the article.

#5 @dd32
13 years ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

Searching currently only searches the contents of posts, not the metadata about the posts. Setting as enhancement, This may be a duplicate of an older search-related ticket.

Note, There are plugins around which greatly enhance WordPress's searching functionality.

#6 @nacin
13 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

#7 @computerwiz908
13 years ago

  • Cc computerwiz908@… added
  • Resolution maybelater deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Version changed from 3.0.3 to 3.1

I am reopening because there aren't any third-party plugins that provide searching articles with the author name in the query, and it should be a core feature of WordPress. Also, I cannot find any previous bugs that are duplicates of this issue.

#8 @nacin
13 years ago

  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

Check out the Search Everything and Search plugins. We don't think this should be a core feature of WordPress for now (it's not scalable, for one) -- hence maybelater. On the other hand, if we end up reconsidering search in the future, we don't need tickets to remind us what we would want to implement.

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