[wp-hackers] GSOC Idea: Mac Spotlight (or Google Instant) like feature for Wordpress

Rafael Ehlers rafaehlers at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 18:53:20 UTC 2013


2013/4/19 Suhas Sharma <sharma at suhastech.com>

> Hi,
> I wanted to quickly bounce an idea off you people.
> I've been using Wordpress for quite a while, I seem to install a lot of
> plugins into my installation, I seem to be lost to find where the setting
> pages are for every plugin. Before the jQuery Tab UI (pre 2.9?). I used to
> Ctrl/Cmd + F to sort of figure out where they are. After that,  this trick
> won't work.
> I was thinking we maybe implement a Mac spotlight[1] like autosuggest
> feature to find settings quickly. I was thinking of using Levenshtein
> distance for the fuzzy matches and then maybe use Jaccard Index to rank
> results (like Google Instant?). We could tightly integrate it with the
> Settings API. That should help the user to find the specific setting they
> are looking for. For eg: ("Feed" would bring up the relavant options like
> no. of items, feedburner plugins etc).
> I think a simple version can be implemented during the GSOC time period. It
> has a lot of scope for optimisation with pre-caching, pre-fetching etc.
> [1]
> http://lifehacker.com/5807310/use-your-macs-spotlight-function-to-quickly-open-apps-or-settings
> Regards,
> Suhas
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