I’m still just kicking the tires of OJS 3.0.2 and am playing with the search filters a wee bit. I missed the old 2.4.x "Browse By’ block, but discovered it is actually pretty easy to write a basic block plugin. Doing that I discovered that links like
./search/authors still sort of works, but
./search/titles does not.
So, I guess I have a couple questions;
- Is there an intention to add the titles search filter/listing back into OJS 3.x?
- Was it intended that the authors search filter/listing still work, or was that just lucky?
- Are the differences I’m going to point out below in the authors filter a bug in OJS 2.x or 3.x?
So, here are the search/authors pages of a 2.x site and a 3.0.2 site with the same data. The 3.x site has 176 results. The 2.x 150. I understand why there are many of the duplicates. I believe all these entire were done with the QuickSubmit plugin, and people are inconsistent in how their names are entered. That doesn’t explain all of it though. Look at the name
Aberdeen, Trudie and you’ll see what I mean. Also, in the 3.x list, announcement titles are showing up as author’s names. These do not display at all in the 2.x list, which seems correct to me.
2.4.x (up to date)
I guess my big question is, “are these areas of OJS going to get any love for 3.1”?