/** * @article WordPress codex search now on * duckduckgo * * @since May 25, 2012 * @package Wordpress * * @tags Codex, duckduckgo, * search * */
I wrote the other day about how I ran a Wikimate bot over the WordPress Codex to create 1700-some-odd redirect pages. So now the Codex is directly searchable, which is great for my purposes. But the problem is getting the overworked site administrators at wordpress.org to put in a new search box. I wrote to the wp-docs mailing list, and basically got the response, “Yeah, I’ll get around to it if I feel like it. Its not really a priority now.”
Luckily, there are other ways to make searches possible. I use duckduckgo.com for most of my code search, because of the convenience of being able to use various site’s internal search engines where those are useful. If you haven’t used it before, check it out: visit duckduckgo.com and search for something like
!php array_map, or
!jquery replacewith, and compare the results you get with a typical Google search.
So I submitted the WordPress Codex to Duck Duck Go! (there’s a submit link at the bottom of this page), and lo and behold, a day later, it was live and accessible.
Try searching for any WordPress function there:
!codex wp_list_pluck… anything. Sweet, huh?