[wp-hackers] Re: Fwd: GSOC Advanced Search
vpjayasiri at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 06:26:45 GMT 2009
Sorry, I've missed out this mail :P :P. Sorry for the late reply.
On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 11:26 PM, Beau Lebens <beau at dentedreality.com.au>wrote:
> I like the look/sound of your proposal, and a more powerful search
> system is definitely something WordPress needs.
> You might also consider adding a more general "taxonomy:" operator to
> your list of supported special operators, which could handle both the
> category: and tag: ones (since internally, they are both implemented
> as different taxonomies).
Ya this seems a good idea. I'll add it.
> maybe even something like tax.NAME: or
> something (just thinking out loud here) so that you could specify that
> it's a taxonomy, and limit it to a specific one. Either that or any
> operator used that doesn't match your default title/content/etc ones
> is assumed to be a taxonomy name?
> Best of luck, and don't forget to formally submit your proposal
> through the GSoC website!
I submitted it :). But could not include the suggestion you've made above as
I did not see this mail in my inbox until now :(
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 8:52 PM, Varuna Jayasiri <vpjayasiri at gmail.com>
> > Hi,
> > I have published my application here:
> > http://www.xvpj.net/gsoc-09-application-wordpress-advance-search/
> > Please give any comments or suggestions
> > Thank you
> > Varuna
> > On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 12:02 AM, Lloyd Budd <lloydomattic at gmail.com>
> >> On Mar 29, 9:14 am, Varuna Jayasiri <vpjayas... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > I'm Varuna Jayasiri, a second year undergraduate student at University
> >> > Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. I am interested in working in the improved search
> >> > feature project idea for wordpress.
> >> >
> >> > I would like to know whether this project should be developed as a
> >> > completely new feature (a new search UI/API and back end search
> >> or
> >> > as a set of modifications to the WP_Query class to enable more ways to
> >> > search with a new search UI.
> >> >
> >> > Also are there any resources which I should go through in order to get
> >> > better understanding about this project.
> >> Hi Varuna,
> >> Incrementally developing a solution based on the existing
> >> infrastructure is almost always a good idea.
> >> In terms of resources, I would also look at the existing plugins in
> >> this space and take not of the user experience of other services
> >> advanced search. It might also be interesting to look at the
> >> competitive experiences for MT, Drupal, etc.
> >> Cheers,
> >> Lloyd
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