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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#28787 closed feature request (maybelater)

Request for admin bar to come equipped with a backend live search.

Reported by: adbox Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: ui, javascript, administration Cc:

Description

The idea is for the search input in the Admin bar that displays on the frontend when the administrator is logged in to, on text entry, to search for post type results, plugin results, settings results and to be extendable for adding custom taxonomies.

Because we are working with the backend the entire environment can be cached into a blob for indexing.

Here's a crude UI mockup I did on the fly, but it could be done much better. The idea makes it's way though.

http://www.hudsonatwell.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/LIVE-SEARCH-TOP-ADMIN-BAR.jpg

I think that the biggest draw back to not having an engine for searching the entire backend in a way that compliments the WordPress user experience would be that on high traffic servers the wp ajax calls may slow down the server environment when an administrator (or administrators) are using the search tool at the same time.

Change History (7)

#1 follow-up: @johnbillion
7 years ago

  • Type changed from enhancement to feature request

Previously: The Omnisearch feature plugin (more info). A version currently lives in Jetpack. The feature plugin project is on hold.

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @samuelsidler
7 years ago

Replying to johnbillion:

Previously: The Omnisearch feature plugin (more info). A version currently lives in Jetpack. The feature plugin project is on hold.

And by "on hold" we mean you can pick it up and get involved! Just read the posts there and start working on it. If you have questions, find me or George online.

#3 follow-up: @adbox
7 years ago

I take it that this is the link to the plugin being worked on to bring better backend search features to wp-admin?

http://wordpress.org/plugins/omnisearch/

Also, Samuel, does that project aim to incorporate a top admin bar live search like mentioned above for quick backend searching from the frontend?

#4 in reply to: ↑ 3 @samuelsidler
7 years ago

Replying to adbox:

I take it that this is the link to the plugin being worked on to bring better backend search features to wp-admin?

http://wordpress.org/plugins/omnisearch/

That's the plugin that *was* being worked on. It's not being worked on anymore.

Also, Samuel, does that project aim to incorporate a top admin bar live search like mentioned above for quick backend searching from the frontend?

See the link in comment 1 for more information on what happened with OmniSearch and next steps for it.

#5 @adbox
7 years ago

From my brief overview there is an initiative to possibly include a live search within the dashboard, but I did not see a direct mention of a live search extended from the top menu admin bar.

At January 15th 2014 there seems to be a statement from George Stephanis that he's temporarily turned away from project leadership. Since then there is no new announcements tagged with 'Omnisearch'

#6 @joedolson
7 years ago

  • Focuses accessibility removed

#7 @swissspidy
5 years ago

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

Setting this to 'maybelater' as there hasn't been any progress on this or the feature project. Focus seems to have shifted to other areas, especially with the three core focuses in 2017 (REST API, editor, customization).

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