Discuss the Forums, the blog and Wikis
By DaPwny

I really do not like the search's UX in the wikis (see below as to why). I am a developer and would gladly fix this for you guys (as a thank you for the countless hours spent on your wikis). Is there any way you allow contributions to your site's code?

My problem with the search are the following behaviors:

1) Refreshing the search results page does not show the results again, but the wiki page you were on when searching.
Steps to reproduce:
  • open any wiki page, let's say https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Estoc
  • search for "Longsword" => the search results are shown, as expected
  • refresh the page in your browser => the Estoc's page is shown again, would expect to see the search results again.
Having a dedicated page for search results (like /search or something) would resolve that.

2) Can't go back from search results to wiki page via browser.
Steps to reproduce: The page you see after hitting previous page in your browser is https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Estoc#gsc.tab=0. Removing the "gsc.tab=0" already fixes this. Or the aforementioned dedicated search page.

Also, writing this: a markdown editor for forum posts would be awesome :D
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By Fexelea
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Fixing the search "back" function is on the never-ending list of to-dos for the site indeed. There's just a lot of other stuff and features that people request or need to be improved before we can focus / deploy on UX elements.

We're currently doing big upgrades to the interactive map system, which I expect should be done by the end of this month, at which point we can probably look at the search button. I'll let you know!