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Allow TemplateData search to search template descriptions
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At current Template Data cannot return results for search where the search term appears in the template description. This means that templates with odd names (wikis with a large number of templates have to resort to less than ideal template naming) can't be found in search, users have to know all template names in order to find them, which is less than ideal. Template Data should help users to find templates. Template Data being able to search by template description is expected behavior.

Template Data should allow for searching via template data description, also so that TemplateWizard can subsequently search via TemplateData description text.

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TiltedCerebellum renamed this task from Allow TemplateWizard search to search template descriptions to Allow TemplateData search to search template descriptions.Jul 15 2020, 12:12 AM
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I find this ticket underspecified and will close it as such. For example, what the "TemplateData search"? Is this about the TemplateData API, about VisualEditor or TemplateWizard, or both?

Thanks to the WMDE-Templates-FocusArea there are many other tickets about this by now, notably T274903 (for VisualEditor), T274907 (for MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard) and T286990: Deploy template search improvements, back button+warning message, and delete button to all wikis (except enwiki).