[Mediawiki-l] "Go" doesn't search for article title first

trueskew trueskew at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 16:52:45 UTC 2010

Use $wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault in LocalSearch.php as explained here:


This article is also useful, and explains how to change the search defaults
of existing users:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org 
> [mailto:mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Ross Xu
> Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 8:20 AM
> To: mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: [Mediawiki-l] "Go" doesn't search for article title first
> Hi there,
> As we know, the difference between "Go" and "Search" buttons 
> beside the search box is that "Go" first looks for article's 
> title and first lists search results found in titles, and 
> immediately goes to the indicated article if one is found. If 
> "Go" fails to find an article, it then automatically executes 
> "Search" which is a full-text search for the given words.
> However, it only works well for default namespaces. If the 
> given keywords string is in articles under a customized 
> namespace, the "Go" doesn't look for (or list) article titles 
> first, which means there is no difference between "Go" and "Search".
> Is there any way to do to make the "Go" to work for 
> customized namespaces?
> BTW, in case there is something to do with the search engine, 
> I am using Lucene-search/MWSearch.
> Thanks in advance,
> Ross Xu
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