Search

You can improve your search results by adding "operators" that refine your keywords. All of these operators can be entered directly into the basic search box. Alternately, you can use the Advanced Search page.

Advanced search operators

- searches

Use the "-" operator (a minus sign preceding your keyword) to exclude a term from a search.
Sample: -Windows

"" searches

Enclose multiple words in double quotes to find matches for an exact phrase.
Sample: "drupal module"

OR searches

Separate words with "OR" to find one or another, but not necessarily both.
Sample: search OR find

types: searches

Use this operator together with a list of types (separated by the + symbol) to get only results of specific content types.
Sample: types:story+page

before: searches

The before: operator can be used to restrict your search to content posted before a given date.
Sample: before:14/06/2004

after: searches

The after: operator can be used to restrict your search to content posted after a given date.
Sample: after:14/06/2004

user: searches

This operator is used to filter results by user name.
Sample: user:pjames

uid: searches

Use this operator together with a user id to get only results posted by a given user.
Sample: uid:3

tids: searches

Use this operator followed by a list of category ids to filter results by category.
Sample: tids:3,5

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