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add "APIs" profile to Special:Search on mediawiki.org
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In E50: IRC office hour: Web APIs Hub, @Ricordisamoa commented

we need an API bucket at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Search
so if someone searches for "recent changes" and selects API they find API:Recentchanges and RCStream

This seems a reasonable request. I think the only way to add a new search profile tab to Special:Search is by hooking the SpecialSearchProfiles event in PHP, e.g. in extensions/WikimediaMessages/WikimediaMessages.hooks.php, similar to its onSkinCopyrightFooter() hook.

The workaround is to click Advanced and uncheck the Main, Help, and possibly Manual namespaces

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Change 240046 had a related patch set uploaded (by Spage):
Add 'APIs' search profile to mw.org Special:Search

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/240046

Spage triaged this task as Low priority.Nov 5 2015, 12:25 AM
Deskana moved this task from Needs triage to Search on the Discovery board.Feb 26 2016, 7:00 PM
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Removing search team - let us know if there is anything we can do.