search function not found

WP.org search is broken. Again. Matt blames Yahoo!.

Am I missing something here? If, as seems to be the case, there is no-one on wp-hackers up to coding an adequate and robust search function, can’t they just stick a Google search box in there? I know it’s fashionable to hate on Google these days, and of course they haven’t bunged WP any cash (yet) but it would at least, you know, work.

(But even though this just happens to coincide with the monthly security hole, I’m not going to trot out my ‘security not found’ screenshot again. That would be mean.)

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  1. Long ago, I gave up on that search. Even when it’s working, the Yahoo results aren’t as good as Google’s results. The main reason to use Yahoo is that they provide search results in a PHP array, which makes coding with it really easy. Kind of frustrating though when they change the way their search works on a regular basis.

    Best search results:
    site:codex.wordpress.org TERM
    site:wordpress.org/support TERM
    site:trac.wordpress.org TERM

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