Codex Search Plugin

By | July 19th, 2005 | 21 Comments | Code | Internet

Search the Codex and Support forums from within your admin panel

This plugin gives your WordPress admin panel a Codex searching feature. Whenever you need help with WordPress, just type into the search box and you’ll have all its information at your fingertips. This plugin is a collaborative effort of Owen Winkler and me. Also thanks to Robert Deaton for coding slower than us. The first version was literally started and finished in 5 minutes, but now its branched into something much more usable. Check out the screenshot. Huzzah!

Update: Version 1.3 is Owen’s release. It fixes Safari support and makes other tweaks. Check out his page for this plugin at RedAlt.

Update: Version 1.3.1 is my release. Small tweak for Safari creating a big gap in the footer. Also, filters the results and takes out redundancies in the summaries, makes them MUCH cleaner to look at. I think I’ve perfected the CSS as well. Tweaked the search queries to not include Codex results in the Forum section. Also, I localized the button and some text with the __() function

Search the Codex from your admin panel

Download version 1.3.1 of Codex Search. Released July 21, 2005

Installation: Very simple. Upload to your plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/), then activate the plugin in your admin panel. That’s all!


There've been 16 whole comments

5:59 am on 7/20/2005 1. Mario Núñez

Thanks for the plugin. I have the tiger theme but it is not woking with it.


10:10 am on 7/20/2005 2. Andrew

:-s What version of Tiger do you have? This requires the plugin version that’s been around for a while now. It’s not showing up at the bottom left hand corner?

5:43 pm on 7/20/2005 3. Lorelle

I use the WordPress Press-It feature and it hooks into that at the bottom of the screen. I’m not sure that’s a good place for it and it slows down the use of that screen. Might want to look at that.

This is SO very cool. Thanks.

2:13 am on 7/21/2005 4. David House

Hello Dolly also didn’t work with the Tiger theme. The solution was to give the text a high z-index. The same thing should work here.

7:41 am on 7/21/2005 5. Owen

Version 1.3 has:

Safari support while keeping the iframe properly hidden.
Removes the search box from the bookmarklet page.
Returns “No Results” on searches with no results (thanks, davidhouse).

I have 1.3 on RedAlt, which you should copy here.

9:57 pm on 7/22/2005 6. shorty114

This should make it into the core…

Great plugin, too.

1:22 pm on 1/4/2007 7. econo

Very interesting.

4:15 am on 1/6/2007 8. braveh

great site

9:34 pm on 7/14/2007 9. Jens

The search box sits right over the current user logout and my profile in the upper right of the admin screen. Can the search box be moved to the left or down to not overlap that?

3:57 pm on 8/10/2007 10. Tom

New user to WordPress here – love it so far and this plugin is wonderful. Having two problems, 1st is same as Jens and I solved it this way; edit the plugin, near the bottom of codexsearch.php find under #codex-search the line that says right: 150px and change it to 175 or so. That will move the box off the top of the sign out link/icon.

Second problem I haven’t solved yet. When the search box gets focus, it appears to go transparent. And since the background is black, the box becomes black also and cant see what is being typed in because the text is black too. Hope that makes sense. Will post change when I figure it out. Thanks for a great plugin.

4:30 pm on 8/10/2007 11. Tom

Simple enough on the second change. Below where I made the previous change is the #codex_keywords line. At the end I added background-color:white;

Now the search box is white with dark text.

Thx again for the plugin.

11:03 am on 9/2/2007 12. Stylianos


1:09 am on 1/17/2008 13. Fanos


9:48 am on 2/2/2008 14. Dionysios


3:42 am on 2/4/2008 15. 2 el araba

great site thanks

8:57 pm on 2/4/2008 16. Pericles


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