Search Syntax

This is description of Search All Sites syntax

In short: examples

Most of these examples are self-explanatory so you won't even need to scroll down.

piotr gabryjeluk
piotr gabryjeluk site:www,community,handbook
title:piotr
title:"piotr gabryjeluk"
title:piotr title:gabryjeluk
tags:wikidot tags:community
+piotr gabryjeluk
piotr gab*
potr gab*luk
+title:"piotr gabryjeluk" tags:wikidot site:community

Description: basic search

The simplest way to find interesting content is entering words you want to search:

piotr gabryjeluk

Will search for words piotr and gabryjeluk in all Wikidot sites you have access to (including all public and those who you are member of).

  • Results with piotr AND gabryjeluk are on the top.
  • Pages with piotr OR gabryjeluk are below the best matches.

Search within some sites only

Append site:site1,site2,site3 to the search query.

piotr gabryjeluk site:www,community,handbook

This example shows how to search for words piotr and gabryjeluk in listed sites only: http://www.wikidot.com/ , http://community.wikidot.com/ and http://handbook.wikidot.com/ .

Search in title

You can search for some word in title of a page:

title:piotr

If you want to search for a phrase, try:

title:"piotr gabryjeluk"

If you want to search for more than one word, but not a phrase:

title:piotr title:gabryjeluk

Search in tags

You can search for pages that were given some tags:

tags:wikidot tags:community

This searches for pages having wikidot and/or community in their tags. Pages having both tags appear higher in the results lists.

tag: instead of tags: is also OK.

Make a word obligatory

If you prefix a word with a + only results matching this word appear in the results. Normally, after the best matches, there are also shown documents that match a part of your query, from the most relevant to the least (matching only one of words entered). If you prefix some word with + it becomes a filter. No page nor thread without this word appear on the list.

+piotr gabryjeluk

This example shows how to search for words piotr and gabryjeluk but show only results having piotr. First on list appear pages having both piotr and gabryjeluk words, then only piotr, but no page with gabryjeluk and no piotr is listed.

Site clause always behaves like a filter, so you don't have to prefix it with a +.

Wildcard search

You can place an asterisk after 3 or more letters in any search word, like:

piotr gab*

or

potr gab*luk

Both are OK as long as you have at least 3 letters before the first *.

Mix it up!

+title:"piotr gabryjeluk" tags:wikidot site:community

searches the http://community.wikidot.com/ site for pages or threads having title matching (necessarily) piotr gabryjeluk tagged (optionally) wikidot.

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