Search v Index

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The Help Index is only really helpful if the person who created it thought what you are now looking for was worthy of an entry.  For example: today I wanted to find out about 'opening a profile'.  There isn't even a section for the letter 'O' - and the word 'open' does not appear on the index page. It is sometimes easier to go to G2G, search for your term there, and hope that somebody has put a link in their post to the article you want!

Could we perhaps have a search function in the Help section?  Like you can search G2G for any posts with your word-of-choice in them.  So I could have searched for 'open' and be presented with a list of Help articles containing the word.

Is this possible with WT's software?
in The Tree House by R H G2G Astronaut (1m points)
Ros,

Until the Help search function is available, you might find it easier to locate what you're looking for by using the Help Category (also on the Help menu). I used to use the Index all the time, but I'm finding it much easier to navigate the category instead.

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Hi Ros,

This is on the to-do list. It should be done soon.

Chris
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by R H
Thanks, Chris! :)
I hope it will be cross-referenced too. I have no idea what "Opening a Profile" means. I think it would be what I would call "Adding a Profile."
Not quite.  It's when a profile is locked for editing (and quite possibly has a UPM) and it needs to have 'Open' privacy so anyone can collaborate.  It's one of the tools on the tab at the top.

But the thought of a search box is really FANTASTIC! :o)
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Use Google

site:www.wikitree.com/wiki/ WikiTree Help open a profile

ps. It would have been better if all help pages was under a root like www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help/* 

Now pages are on the same level as the index page and all WikiTree profiles ==> it more difficult to query using Google... 

Eg.

by C S G2G6 Pilot (272k points)

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