Anyone who’s ever tried it knows that the search functionality on the Wordpress Codex sucks horribly. In #wordpress, we have a bot that utilizes the Google
site: query attribute to search Google’s listings for the codex, but sometimes you want to be able to search from your own web browser, not by going through an IRC bot.
Since typing in
site:codex.wordpress.org gets boring fast, I decided to throw together a quick Google Co-Op search engine a while back that utilizes the Google index of the Codex, as well as a handful of other sites I’ve found with helpful Wordpress-related documentation (like the API Hooks list).
So if you’re interested, check out the Wordpress Documentation Search, powered by Google Co-Op.
If you’re a fellow Wordpress-lover and know of any good sites that should be included in the documentation, please feel free to volunteer! Remember that Google Co-Op will let you specify full sites, url patterns, or even specific individual pages, so even if you find a random blog entry that contains information you’ve found helpful, please add it to the list. If you don’t feel like volunteering directly, you can also just tack a comment on here about your favorite source for Wordpress documentation and hackery and I’ll add them to the list.
Here’s to better searching and learning through Google tools!