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Search doesn’t use tags, nor headlines

  • It seems to me as if search in bbPress 0.9x neither uses tags, nor uses headlines to find posts/topics.

    Can anybody confirm this?

    Is there an simple solution?

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  • walkerevans
    Member

    @walkerevans

    I was just thinking the same thing. I’ve run a few tests and it doesn’t appear to search tags or headlines.

    If anyone knows a fix it would be great to hear one! ;)


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    There was a recent discussion about how awful search is:

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/advanced-search-options-where-and-what-are-they

    There was also an unrelated discussion that became related to search (at WordPress.org and bbPress.org):

    http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2008/12/24/wordpress-forum-user-guide/#comments


    johnhiler
    Member

    @johnhiler

    _ck_ wrote a Super Search plugin that’s much more advanced than the normal search:

    http://bbpress.org/plugins/topic/super-search/

    I haven’t tried it out yet but it looks pretty cool!


    walkerevans
    Member

    @walkerevans

    Thanks for the links, Chris. As bad as the search is in BBPress, it’s still better than phpBB2 (which I’m migrating from). ;)

    And John, I saw the Super Search, but didn’t want to use it since it’s in super-alpha mode and I need something that will also search WP posts, and it doesn’t seem like that plugin does that. At least not yet. So for now I’m using the WP search plugin: http://bbpress.org/plugins/topic/wp-search/

    Just wondered if there was any way to get Tags/Titles in the existing forum search. Hrm.


    johnhiler
    Member

    @johnhiler

    Ah ok, didn’t realize you wanted something to search both WordPress and bbPress. I don’t know if any plugins natively support that – I need to do something similar on my site, but use Google’s custom search engine to pull it off:

    http://www.google.com/coop/cse/

    I use a google search on my site for the forums (with a custom return page) and it works pretty well. I have it search my domain.net and it gets WP and BB in one.


    johnhiler
    Member

    @johnhiler

    Yah, Google search is the best way I know to search multiple *Press sites.

    I should highlight some downsides though:

    * The search is not necessarily live; it’s searching Google’s version of the site, not your live site. So it’s especially important to have live Google Sitemaps on any WordPress or bbPress installs you want searched.

    * You want to make sure that any subdomains do a good job of hiding pages that you don’t want searched. For example, I have MediaWiki on a subdomain… which does a bad job of hiding the editable version of each page (and other random pages too, like WhatLinksHere). I fixed that with plugins and other hacks, but it cluttered my search results for a while.

    Hmm, those are the big downsides. Overall though, you can’t beat the ease of implementation of a Google custom search engine!


    Sam Bauers
    Participant

    @sambauers

    Topic titles are included in searches in 1.0


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    Starting with what revision or alpha version, Sam?

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