Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Archive/searching categories on commons

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searching categories on commons

NoN Same as Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Categories/Display categories before pages

  • Problem: When typing to search field in comons, suggester suggest names of files and galleries, but not categories. ALso after search there are in results on the first place galeeries and then files. Categories are on the n-th page, when there are more than 20 results
  • Who would benefit: All users who search images for known thema with more images
  • Proposed solution: add option to include categories in basic search
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: JAn Dudík (talk) 21:29, 24 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  • Possibly this is just something that needs a change of the default configuration. At the moment you have to click on 'search categories' to see the category search results; that could become the default, or a mix of categories/files/galleries could be the default. Searching categories should work a lot better now that the infobox is in so many categories (particularly for multilingual search). Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 08:32, 27 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Categories are included in the default search, they just come last so you may never see them. Display categories before pages seems to propose the same thing, so I'm going to archive this wish in favour of that one. Hope this is okay :) MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 01:00, 3 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]