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Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#34463 new feature request (invalid)

Improve search results accuracy

Reported by: titush's profile titush Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Query Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


WordPress is known to have quite a poor default search results logic. This is the reason plugins like relevanssi come to exist. Would it be possible to allow for customized weighting of content attributes such as title, excerpt etc, to improve the accuracy of search results?

It seems odd one needs to use a plugin to achieve decent search results across a site. Appreciate the time to look into this.


Change History (5)

#1 @titush
8 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback added
  • Severity changed from normal to minor

#2 @atomicjack
8 years ago

This is a common issue I myself hear of - and definitely needs looking into.

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Query

Previously: [25632], #7394.

#5 @desrosj
4 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback removed
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Severity changed from minor to normal
  • Version 4.3.1 deleted

I wanted to just provide a bit more context on this ticket. A more detailed and up to date explanation of the current state of search in WordPress can be found here: #45606#comment:2. Because that ticket includes considerations for the new block editor, let's direct any conversation to that ticket if a new solution arises that WordPress Core can utilize.

#6 @earnjam
4 years ago

#39761 was marked as a duplicate.

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