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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#35684 closed feature request (wontfix)

New request for research/Google search feature within edit post interface

Reported by: richards1052 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.4.1
Component: Editor Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Google Docs has a "[Research" feature https://support.google.com/docs/answer/2481802?hl=en] which allows the user to highlight a phrase on a web page and then do a google search to find sources related to the phrase. It opens a panel within the edit page which permits the user to either preview the source, embed a link to a source connected to the highlighted phrase, or cite the source.

This would be an invaluable tool for any WP blogger who wishes to do research, but not leave the post edit page as you write a post.

Change History (1)

#1 @Clorith
5 years ago

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

A feature like this is very much in the realm of plugins.

It's also worth mentioning that to achieve this you'd either have to introduce an iframe to the search engine (which means we couldn't control the UI and leads to a bad user experience), or add settings for API keys as Google searches require API keys if you wish to control the result outputs, and adding a requirement for 3rd party signups to use core features is not something that will happen.

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