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WPTracSearch

This is a React powered application for searching WordPress Trac tickets using an Elasticsearch cluster.

tracsearch.wpteamhub.com


Background

Search within WordPress Trac is not great. It has fairly robust reporting options, but the full-text search leaves a lot to be desired.

It's so unhelpful that many people have sought alternative solutions, like Google Site Search — though there are some thoughts that it's not as great as it used to be — or subscribing to the ticket update email firehose and using Gmail's built-in search. But that method is only helpful if you subcribed years ago and have a large archive.

The other way these solutions fall short is that they don't allow additional filtering on the various taxonomies we use to categorize tickets.

So I wrote a script to index all WordPress Trac tickets into an Elasticsearch cluster and built this simple interface for searching that system.

Credits

This application includes some logic from Ryan McCue's Not Trac — specifically the portions dealing with label coloring, and text parsing/formatting for TracLinks and code blocks.

Additional Links

  • WP Elastracsearch - A PHP package for gathering data from WordPress Trac and indexing it into an Elasticsearch cluster
  • Reactivesearch - Library of components for integrating React applications with Elasticsearch
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