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#9785 reopened enhancement

Search Enhancements -- consolidated ticket

Reported by: Denis-de-Bernardy Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.8
Component: Query Keywords: needs-patch needs-unit-tests
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Closing the following as dups, pending "the big search overhaul" that may never come:

  • #5149 -- search everywhere (with committed patch)
  • #9230 -- search in post and pages and both
  • #5525 -- also search for posts with search query as terms (tags, cats, ...)
  • #5054 -- allow to negate keyword on search
  • #7394 -- assign greater weight to posts with search query in title
  • #7647 -- search in attachment descriptions

Change History (17)

#1 @Denis-de-Bernardy
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

One more: #7309 -- search in entities and unicode chars.

#2 @Denis-de-Bernardy
8 years ago

also #7572 -- catch spelling mistakes

#3 @sqhk
6 years ago

I've been using WordPress for years, and I've been astonished how mediocre the internal search is, but I sort of assumed that it will be fixed eventually. But no, no change whatsoever in the internal search since 2006. I've been disappointed again and again on every update. Simple things like: 1) Returning the results in order of relevance; 2) Highlighting the matches; 3) Showing only the text snippets surrounding the matches; etc. simple things, which have become the standard for any search engine, are still not available in WordPress. Shame, real shame!

#4 @sqhk
6 years ago

  • Cc sqhk added

#5 @ericlewis
5 years ago

  • Cc eric.andrew.lewis@… added

#6 @nacin
4 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Query

#7 follow-up: @ocean90
4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch removed
  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

This ticket makes no sense. Separate tickets are preferred.

Edit:
Just for the record: Search Enhancements are NOT invalid. Tickets which just link tickets aren't much helpful in my eyes. We should re-open the other tickets to give people the possibility to work on each ticket - Let's do this step by step.

Last edited 4 years ago by ocean90 (previous) (diff)

#8 in reply to: ↑ 7 @Denis-de-Bernardy
4 years ago

  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Replying to ocean90:

This ticket makes no sense. Separate tickets are preferred.

Edit:
Just for the record: Search Enhancements are NOT invalid. Tickets which just link tickets aren't much helpful in my eyes. We should re-open the other tickets to give people the possibility to work on each ticket - Let's do this step by step.

If so, all of the tickets referenced in here ought to be re-opened before this one gets closed.

#9 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Milestone set to Awaiting Review

#10 @wonderboymusic
4 years ago

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

This is a spike ticket - all attached tickets are closed - new tickets for specific enhancements.

#11 follow-up: @nacin
4 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

I'm going to re-open this before Denis pops a blood vessel and starts yelling.

Denis closed all of those tickets as duplicates of this one, which is why they're closed. They should probably all be re-opened and this one closed.

#13 in reply to: ↑ 11 @Denis-de-Bernardy
4 years ago

Replying to nacin:

I'm going to re-open this before Denis pops a blood vessel and starts yelling.

Denis closed all of those tickets as duplicates of this one, which is why they're closed. They should probably all be re-opened and this one closed.

Meh, I'm not *that* sanguine, and I've seen much worse on this trac over the years. ;-)

Look… feel free to close this ticket too and re-open the old tickets, or leave them all closed as dup/wontfix, I won't mind either way — I'm pretty sure I'm subscribed to all of them, and at the end of the day these have been dead for all intents and purposes for years.

#14 @Denis-de-Bernardy
4 years ago

And as the ticket's contents from five years ago states: "the big search overhaul that may never come."

5 years down the road, it has yet to come. Methinks wontfix is fine in that light...

#15 @wonderboymusic
4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch needs-unit-tests added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

We know we want to touch search at some point, let's just move this so it isn't in Purgatory

#16 @ericlewis
3 years ago

Denis - can you sum up what we want to do via this ticket?

#17 @daniloff
3 weeks ago

Any news from the possibility to search in attachment descriptions?

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