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Search terms are individual words or phrases

There are two types of search terms: 1) single terms and 2) phrases.

A "single term" is an individual word such as "profile" or "photo." If you type in several terms (words) in your search query, search results will include pages (or files or comments) where both words can be found somewhere in the page. But the terms won't necessarily be next to each other or even in the same sentence or paragraph.

A simple search includes one or more "single terms".

Example search: profile instructions

Use quotations (" ") to create a phrase 

A "phrase" is a group of several terms (words) surrounded by double quotes such as "profile photo". When you search for a phrase, only content that includes that exact phrase will show up in search results.

For example, a search for "profile photo": 

  • Will include a result that has this text: "... use these instructions to select a great profile photo..."
  • Will NOT include a result that has this text: "...use these instructions to update your profile with a photo..."

Terms use wildcard searching

Any term that you enter will automatically look for variations that include that term.

For example, a search for "admin"

  • Will include results that contain "Admin", "administrator", "administration", etc...
However, the search does not perform stemming, or searching for words that have the same stem as your search term.

For example, a search for "uploader"
  • Will not include results that contain "upload", "uploaded", "uploading", etc...