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How to use search on the forum

GW-TeamGW-Team London, United Kingdom.Posts: 17 admin

How to use search on the forum

From the Categories or Recent discussions pages, you can use the white search bar at the top of the page, above the advert, to search through forum content, as indicated below.


For example, you could type ‘roses’ in the search field, and then press the Enter key on your keyboard, which will give you all the content present on the forum which contains the word ‘roses’.

If you find that there’s too much to sift through, you can refine your search results by clicking the downward-pointing arrow on the search bar after you have begun a search. You can use the filters to provide you with more tailored results, as per below.


For example, you may know the exact title of a particular thread you are looking for, or the forum member who started the discussion. You can also choose which category you’d like to see results from, or you could filter by date, if you know roughly the period you’d like to see results from.

When you are finished filtering your results, simply press the purple Search button at the end, and you’ll have a new list of search results.

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  • I'm trying to find out what to do when gooseberry plants have been defoliated by sawfly. I can see loads of questions but no answers...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 67,515
    If you've done a search you'll get a list of questions that have been asked.   You should be able to see the answers if you click on the title of each question.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 67,515
    Why would I need an IT specialist when I’ve got @WonkyWomble’s lovely hub as a son in law? 😆 
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,053
    edited November 2020
    Buzz off lenam whatever your name is.
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,520
    Don't you just love them @pansyface :D
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 67,515
    @Fairygirl you just beat me to it 🙄
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  • GW-Team said:

    How to use search on the forum

    From the Categories or Recent discussions pages, you can use the white search bar at the top of the page, above the advert, to search through forum content, as indicated below.


    For example, you could type ‘roses’ in the search field, and then press the Enter key on your keyboard, which will give you all the content present on the forum which contains the word ‘roses’.

    If you find that there’s too much to sift through, you can refine your search results by clicking the downward-pointing arrow on the search bar after you have begun a search. You can use the filters to provide you with more tailored results, as per below.


    For example, you may know the exact title of a particular thread you are looking for, or the forum member who started the discussion. You can also choose which category you’d like to see results from, or you could filter by date, if you know roughly the period you’d like to see results from.

    When you are finished filtering your results, simply press the purple Search button at the end, and you’ll have a new list of search results.

    Thanks a lot, helped a lot
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 8,323
    edited 22 February
    Our search function seems to be dying. It's next to useless. If you put 'Garden Gallery 2021' into the search, that title does not come up. If you put "loquat tree fungus" into the search, the thread does not come up. 
    The function needs a serious overhaul. Some good filters would really help too.

  • Indeed - in my short time on the forum, I've repeatedly had 'search' not find things that were completely obvious.

    Instead, try e.g. "loquat tree fungus site:forum.gardenersworld.com" in Google search (without the quotes, substitute your own search phrase - obviously!). Works much better. No doubt there is similar syntax in other search engines.

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