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“I’m having problems searching for content. I can’t find a specific issue or phrase that I’m looking for!”
I’ll be the first to admit that WordPress’ search function isn’t as advanced or customizable as I’d like. The search function looks for any and all instances of every word you type in the search box, even if they’re not in the desired order! That is, entering green lantern #49 will return every post that has the terms green and lantern and #49 in it! There are some ways to work around this; they’re not perfect, but still much better than the defaults. If you’re looking for a specific issue, enclose the comic book title in quotes, followed by the issue number. For example, you’d type “green lantern” #49 into the search box. The same goes for specific terms or phrases, like “indigo tribe”. This will narrow the results down significantly, and is much more likely to return the post or posts that you want.
“I clicked a category link at the bottom a post, but it took me to some weird WordPress page instead. What gives?”
At the bottom of each of my posts, there is a link which ostensibly tells the reader which category the post was filed under, such as Reviews, Commentary, et cetera. However, these links do not point to the appropriate categories! It was brought to my attention that they actually point to WordPress’ global tag system. That means that clicking “Reviews” at the bottom of a post does not display all of my posts in that category, but instead it brings up a list of other WordPress blogs that use the word “reviews” as a tag! This does not help the reader at all, nor does it help me, the author. With those misleading links, the only way to display a particular category is to use the link in the sidebar. This can be very confusing, but unfortunately, the only way to remove these global tags is to make the blog invisible to search engines by changing its security settings. This is a completely unacceptable solution, as search engines are how the blog receives a lot of its traffic! I’ve also been told that switching to the iNove theme allows one to hide global tags, but that also hides the category links as well, making it a moot point. So, for the time being, we’ll just have to suffer with the global tags. I’ll continue to research this situation, and hopefully I can find a satisfactory solution at some point in the future.
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