[wp-hackers] Re: Fwd: GSOC Advanced Search

Beau Lebens beau at dentedreality.com.au
Thu Apr 2 17:56:24 GMT 2009


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). 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!


On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 8:52 PM, Varuna Jayasiri <vpjayasiri at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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> wrote:
>> On Mar 29, 9:14 am, Varuna Jayasiri <vpjayas... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > I'm Varuna Jayasiri, a second year undergraduate student at University of
>> > 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 facility)
>> 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 a
>> > 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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