BREAKING NEWS? HOW ABOUT A BROKEN WORDPRESS SEARCH ENGINE? – MARILYN ARMSTRONG

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Not exactly luminescent. More like the exact opposite.  

If you are on your dashboard and you go to Reader (I don’t know what dashboard you are using because they keep “fixing it” and this latest fix has REALLY fixed it but good). Open Reader, go down to “Search” and type in your name. See what you get. If you are lucky, you will see most or all of your posts including recent posts.

If you are me, you will find nothing — not the name of your site or your name or any post from your site at all. Almost everyone else can find at least their older posts. In my case, I effectively do not exist in the WordPress search engine.

Why is this such a big deal? Because the search engine — otherwise known as “the database” — is how WordPress hangs together. It’s the core information about…

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Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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12 Responses to BREAKING NEWS? HOW ABOUT A BROKEN WORDPRESS SEARCH ENGINE? – MARILYN ARMSTRONG

  1. We all need to pass this along. I think a lot of people do not yet realize were the problem is. This is affecting, as far as I can tell at this point … absolutely EVERY blogger on WordPress.

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      It definitely needs sorting. The last big problem, when they ‘lost’ the reblog button, was because they had deleted a bunch of old code and the reblog button with it. What’s betting this is part of that too….

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  2. Peter B. Giblett says:

    Earlier versions of WordPress had this problem. I have had no such problems since release 4 of the product. I wonder if it is an implementation problem with your host.

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  3. I don’t know what the problem is that Marilyn has encountered, but searching for her worked fine for me. (See my comment at her original post.)

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  4. There’s enough chaos in my world, now this. I’m worried about the major change coming: Gutenberg. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5DLIC9_LU8)
    This from a recent WP Camp (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOY3ZUO6P0k&feature=youtu.be)
    Hang on – it’s going to be a bumpy ride…

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