[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #5858: blog directory search returns incorrect result count

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Thu Sep 4 18:58:37 UTC 2014

#5858: blog directory search returns incorrect result count
 Reporter:  jreeve        |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Core          |    Version:  2.0
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:
 The results count on the blog search results page sometimes returns
 results that are inconsistent with the actual number of returned results.
 See some screenshots of this behavior in action at my bug report here:
 https://github.com/mlaa/cbox-mla/issues/104. This is because, in
 `BP_Blogs_Blog::get()` from `bp-blogs-classes.php`, the returned blog
 summaries, `$paged_blogs`, searches blog names, while the results count of
 the blogs, `$total_blogs`, searches both blog names and blog descriptions.
 Thus, if there are, say, three blogs whose names contain "foo," but six
 blogs whose descriptions (but not names) contain "foo," then a search for
 "foo" would return three results, but the pagination display at the bottom
 of the page would say "Viewing blog 1-9 (of 9 blogs)," which is untrue.

 To fix this, there are two options: (1) tell the blog search to look for
 its search terms in both the names and the descriptions of blogs, or (2)
 tell the blog search counter not to look in blog descriptions. Although
 (1) makes the blog search a little cooler, I can see how this wouldn't be
 desirable, since there aren't usually blog descriptions that come back
 from search results, and it could be confusing to users why there are
 search results that don't seem to contain their search terms.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5858>
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