Sometimes I want to find an article on someone else’s blog. Something that I read a long time ago so it’s not on the front page and I can’t find it by browsing through the archives.
The next thing I do is look for a search box, but as of lately some goofballs have been removing their search box. Don’t ask me why, because while I can tell you why they say they removed it, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever but who am I to tell anyone about these things. I have only been doing this for about 14 years anyway.
But if you find yourself in this predicament, without a box to help you find the answers you seek, there is still hope for you. If you know the blog you’re looking at is a WordPress.org powered blog, then you can just do a manual search for the topic you want to find.
Let me show you how.
Take for example The word “father” and this blog, PapiDaddy.com. Let’s pretend I don’t have a search box and you wanted to find any article with the word “father” because you remember you read that article months ago here at Papidaddy.com
You’re smart, so you know that Papidaddy.com runs on WordPress.org (or you read the powered by section) so you would search for the keyword “father” just by adding the search command and the keyword or term to the address.
Let me explain:
The normal address (URL) of Papidaddy is:
To search, simply add this:
to the end of the address, then add the word you’re looking for to the end of that and hit enter or return:
So that it looks like this:
This is how WordPress gets results for you.
So if you’re looking for something specific in a WordPress website or blog and the site doesn’t have a search box, this is one way you can do a search. Add this to your arsenal of blogger’s tricks. Use it a few times and it’ll be with you forever.
If you’re a bit geeky like me, you may not even look for the search box after finding out about this trick. I just go to the top and do my search quicker that way now.
One alternative way of searching for something in just one site is to use a Google search trick. I’ll cover this in an upcoming tutorial soon!