New Feature — Improved Search, More Accurate Results

24 Jun

As your wiki grows, it becomes increasingly important to be able to search and locate your information. We’ve heard from many of you that PBwiki search just wasn’t cutting it.

Good news! We’ve improved PBwiki search and made it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Use these familiar search commands to improve your results:

SEARCH RESULTS
brown -cow To find pages that contain “brown” but not “cow”
“Bay to Breakers” The exact phrase “Bay to Breakers”
yellow green blue Any of the words “yellow”, “green”, or “blue”

Also, search results are sorted by weight, which means that a page with a lot of the mention of the keyword will show up at the top of the list.

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3 Responses to “New Feature — Improved Search, More Accurate Results”

  1. Manu Blasco June 25, 2008 at 12:07 am #

    Thanks guys! This was a need for large wikis.
    It is great that you keep up improving pbwiki, the best wiki in the net.
    I will also suggest, IMHO, that would be another great improvement, to list “dead links” in the wiki and also listed by weight, to see which page is undo that it is most referenced.
    Thanks again and congratulations for your effort!

  2. Gwen June 26, 2008 at 1:17 pm #

    Thank you! This will be a big boost in helping users find what they need and ultimately make our wikis a more valuable tool.

    Keep up the great work!

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