Tag Archives: Codex

WP Seek WordPress Search Engine API

I was happy to stumble across the site wpseek.com, which works as an all things WordPress search engine.

What really impressed me though is their API, which let’s you do things like get specs on a specific function or a list of all WP functions.

For example using the following URL http://api.wpseek.com/?method=wordpress.getfunction&s=the_title will return a JSON object with the basic Codex info on the plugin.

I don’t see a way to get info like WP_Query, but this is still a cool resource if you’re trying to pull together some simple docs on the fly.

Thanks to Oliver Schlöbe for your great work!

Search the WordPress Codex from the Chrome Address Bar

Chrome has a setting that lets you use a shortcode in the address bar to search a site. If you go into Settings > Search > Manage search engines and scroll down to “Other search engines” you will likely see a list of sites setup with shortcodes.

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I use the shortcode wpcodex to search the WordPress Codex. Enter in the following to the bottom of the list of Other search engines:

Once this is done you should be able to type wpcodex into the address bar and get this:

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When you hit enter for that query it will take you straight to the codex page for WP_Query.

A very helpful shortcut for WordPress theme and plugin developers!