"copy a post" search feature not working

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  • #770717

    cpplan
    Member

    The search feature in “copy a post” is not working. I followed directions and searched by the exact title, but nothing comes up as a result. So I’m limited to copying only those posts that are in the box already. Too bad, because this is a nice feature I’ve used before

    The blog I need help with is costofcollege.wordpress.com.

    #771059

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Are you asking about the “link to a post” search as one writes a post when you want to add links to your previous posts?

    #771061

    cpplan
    Member

    No, it’s the “copy a post” under the “writing helper” feature. However, I just tried it again and now it’s back to working. Thank you anyway for responding!

    #771063

    arcadata
    Member

    Try taking out part of the title when you do your search. That happens to me too (blank search results when I paste the entire title) so I just pick out 2-3 words from the title I want when I do a search. Does the trick!

    #771064

    timethief
    Member

    The reference in the OP is to this feature > Copy a Post
    Copy A Post lets you duplicate a post, including the title, contents, tags and categories, so you can start a new post without having to re-enter tags, categories and formatting.

    Re: WordPress.com search missing posts
    The search engine only indexes the body text of blog posts, pages, and comments. The blog name, post titles, and post/comment author names are not indexed.

    #771065

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    huh!
    I never noticed that beforeā€¦

    #771066

    timethief
    Member

    It’s an interesting feature. It’s useful for certain types of posts.

    #771068

    cpplan
    Member

    I’m finding it hand for a series of posts I’m doing on the same topic where every post is formatted similarly. So, it’s nice to just copy a previous post and make updated changes to it.

    #771069

    cpplan
    Member

    * handy

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