WordPress’s dirty little secret
(I don’t have alot of time to write about this right now but I hope to elaborate with more details and examples sometime soon.)
WordPress, even in it’s newest alpha 2.1, has a dirty secret.
It’s “search” feature absolutely sucks. Eggs. It’s really *that* bad.
You may not have the experience from other CMS/blogging software to know what you are missing out on. Or perhaps you don’t have enough posts to care. But you shouldn’t need to rely on an external search engine to let your visitors find stuff, especially considering that external search may miss the most recent posts by at least a week, if not a month.
Sure there are dozens of plugins to try to enhance it. But many won’t work together, at all.
I just did a quick count and I am using two hacks and six plugins to try to make WP do what I want with search and yet it’s a far cry from what I had in Movabletype 2.66 when I jumped that ship.
Gotta run for now but stay tuned for the forthcoming screenshots and gory details of how I feel a blog’s search should work.