Günter Gratzer <Guenter.Gratzer@...> writes:
if I use search function in our mediawiki I often didn't get a result.
e.g. if I search for "vpn" I don't get a result. If I enter
the page is found. If I enter
"verbindung" the page will be found as
Anyone can explain me why it doesn't work?
Unfortunately, this is a common complaint for users accustomed to the Google
search environment. The default MediaWiki search just works differently which
has the appearance of an inaccurate or a broken search. That is why there have
been a number of search enhancement extensions created for mediawiki (see
). There are some
extensions that simply build on top of the wiki search (i.e.
Extension:RigorousSearch), some that replace it completely with an alternative
search method (i.e. Extension:LuceneSearch or Extension:SphinxSearch), and some
that simply use google to search the wiki site (i.e.
You may want to take a look at all of those and see which one could provide
better functionality for your wiki.