Housekeeping Note Re: Search

Several of you have noted that the search widget in the sidebar appears to have gotten bunged up and was offering up 404s when you tried to search something. Indeed it was, so I uninstalled the search widget and then reinstalled it. Now it seems to work fine. Whether it will continue to do so is a mystery best left to WordPress.

In the future, should the search function over on the sidebar go wonky again, here’s a tip: Go to Google’s search page, type “” into the search area (minus the quotation marks), a space, and then the word or phrase that you are looking for. Google will likely not fail you.

— JS

5 Comments on “Housekeeping Note Re: Search”

  1. The side bar doesn’t even show up on my tablet anymore. (A Kindle, if that makes a difference.)

  2. So essentially you turned it off and turned it off and turned it back on again?

    I think that is the tech support approved method. :)

  3. I was looking at your acreage, to I did exactly that: google “whatever.scalzi acres”. That’s because I saw an ad for an electric lawn mower of your type that does 3.5 acres on one charge. I was wondering if it would interest Krissy.

  4. If it does get “bunged up” again (I don’t think I’ve ever heard that phrase before) would you appreciate an email heads-up or is it something you use frequently enough that you’ll notice in short order?

    If it’s an official WordPress widget would it be worth letting them know so they can monitor it in the future?

    Asking these types of questions comes automatically when I have my day job’s “Software Quality Engineer” hat on. Though the hat does get annoying in bars sometimes: I order 1 beer, 0.99999999 beers, Inf beers, 3+4i beers, …