Pages search box, pretty please!

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  • #47481

    veltis
    Member

    Would like to add a plug/request for including a Page Search widget–so you people could find things on your blog pages instead of just your posts. Then people could choose which search they want.
    I know this has been mentioned before, but am adding my vote here since Feedback is offline for the weekend and I probably won’t remember to mention it during WP support working hours because I’ll be working then… :)

    #47843

    sulz
    Member

    why would we need a page search? any examples?

    #47844

    veltis
    Member

    For example, I’m setting up a WP blog which will have a lot of detailed info in the pages, not the blog posts–will be an archive of which candidates voted what while they were in parliament, so people can make an informed choice in the upcoming elections.

    The blog portion will be “News”. I’d like to give people the ability to look up the name of a candidate, ie search for his name in the pages, to see what he voted. It would make no sense to have this info in the blog part.

    #47848

    thijsvdb
    Member

    well, some browsers have a page search, so that you can search for a specific word in your browser (firefox). Just hit control+f and you can search in a page.

    #47858

    drmike
    Member

    That’s not the page search the poster is talking about. The search box attached to blogs will only search Posts within a blog. Pages are made to be seperate from the normal Posts and are not included in the searching.

    #47974

    hansmagnus
    Member

    you mean something like this?

    #47978

    timethief
    Member

    @hansmagnus
    FWIW the blog you are linking to above is not a wordpress.com blog. It is not on a multi-user blogging platform like we are here http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/11/a-post-and-a-page/

    #47986

    hansmagnus
    Member

    @timethief
    sorry about that, i thought i was in wordpress.org forums, didnt even realize i had an account at wordpress.com.
    so plugins, css, etc arent supported here? very, very bad…

    #47987

    CSS is supported just fine. plugins affect all users, so they have to be implemented by the staff, with caution.

    the linked plugin requires some sort of (i’m not an expert, i’m just parroting something matt said about optimizations) full text indexing of the SQL tables that’s not possible here.

    #47988

    timethief
    Member

    @hansmagnus
    There are three options for personalizing your blog at wordpress and starting out at wordpress.com is not a problem as blogs can be exported. This link explains the three options that are open to you.
    http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=6406&replies=9

    #47989

    drmike
    Member

    But to answer the question posed, plugins are not allowed since we’re on a shared environment and there’s no place for individual plugins to be uploaded. Also they would be a security risk since it would be child’s play to upload one that would allow access to the backend.

    Veltis, I would still send in a feedback with your vote.

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