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Wikia's Search is Changing

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Update 5/15/2012: The JavaScript hack described in this blog is now unnecessary. Use the newly released option: Special:Preferences -> Under the Hood -> Advanced display options: Enable Go-Search.

As you may be aware, across Wikia the search feature is changing. The latest update is viewed by some to be more like a downgrade, making it more difficult to navigate around the wiki. Searching for "Zombie" no longer takes you to the "Zombie" page, instead it brings up poorly populated search results. The idea was that it's supposed to be easier to run a keyword search -- but it's very inconvenient when you need to access information quickly.

Fortunately, there's a custom JavaScript search fix for your own search bar, but you have to install it yourself. This search fix will make it so that when you type in "Zombie" you'll go straight to the Zombie page like you would expect. But you'll also have a search button which will provide you the option of doing a keyword search instead. Note: You must have an account on Wikia and be logged in to do this. As with all customizations to your interface, if you're paranoid and don't trust this script then don't use it.

Fix your search on the Terraria Wiki

  1. Copy the following code:
    importScriptPage('SearchGoButton/code.js', 'dev');
  2. Go to this page: Special:MyPage/wikia.js
  3. Copy/paste the above code onto that page.

Fix your search across all of Wikia

Installing the search fix in this manner will enable it for all Wikia wikis, including the Terraria Wiki, but also other wikis such as the The Elder Scrolls Wiki, etc.
  1. Copy the following code:
    importScriptPage('SearchGoButton/code.js', 'dev');
  2. Go to this page: w:Special:MyPage/global.js
  3. Copy/paste the above code onto that page.

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