Improve user searching
|Reported by:||johnbillion||Owned by:|
|Component:||Users||Keywords:||needs-testing 4.3-early has-patch|
Performing a search on the Users admin screen is terrible and infuriating. Only the user_login (username) and user_nicename (sanitised username) fields are searched.
None of these fields are ever searched:
- First name
- Last name
- Display name
Email addresses are only searched if your search query contains an @ symbol.
On the Users screen in Network Admin, it gets worse. The user needs to be aware of the need to use a * wildcard character at the beginning and/or end of the search term, otherwise the search requires an exact match.
We should default to searching everything, all the time, with filters in place to revert the behaviour for large networks which need to control performance.