I have a Wikimedia site that I want to search for both keywords that I type into the search box.

When I go to the wikipedia.org site and look at the help it says that I can precede words with a + sign to force them to be present. http://si.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Searching

When I go to the Wikimedia help page it doesn't mention this usage: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Searching

...and the + sign does not force ALL word search on my Wikimedia site.

Is there a way to force search for both words on a Wikimedia site?


Try AND, this works for most websites.

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  • Have you tried this? It does not work on WikiMedia sites from what I can tell. – Guy Aug 31 '09 at 4:15
  • No I haven't,but it does work on a lot of websites,btw – Mahmoud Hossam Aug 31 '09 at 12:17

How about using a Wikipedia-specific Google searchbox?

Search Wikipedia faster with Google search tricks

The default Wikipedia search engine can be slow and unreliable. Luckily, alternatives are available, such as a customized Google searchbox, already preset to search Wikipedia

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  • This site runs on an intranet and is not indexed by Google. – Guy Aug 31 '09 at 4:16

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