[wp-hackers] Page searching examples [was: 2.4 planning discussion]

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Wed Oct 3 17:31:42 GMT 2007

On Oct 3, 2007, at 11:54 AM, Otto wrote:

> A good interface designer would note that the end result of performing
> a search is getting relevant results, *and that is all*. Nothing else
> matters. How you get those results is beside the point. Whether you
> search pages or posts or tags or look through the couch for the keys,
> it does not matter to the end user, as long as the information he's
> wanting is returned.
>> I don't mean any disrespect, but it surprises me the number of people
>> actually arguing that search should _not_ search pages.
> I'll say it very clearly: I think that the search function should not
> search Pages *indiscriminately*. Why? Because Pages, in the context of
> most uses of WordPress I've seen, are rarely data.

All good points.

> I agree with allowing
> them to be searched, but that should be on a per-Page basis, and
> disabled by default.

Somehow this should be customizable.  Perhaps by changing the  
function call in the template, or whatever.  I would hate to have to  
hit a checkbox for every stinkin page I make.  Maybe add an optional  
parameter to the search function?


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