You can now use operators to refine your search results on Kinja. You can use any combination of operators in the search bar or search page.

  • elon musk returns all results that include “elon” and “musk” in headline, body, tags, username and display name
  • “elon musk” returns all results that include “elon musk”
  • headline:“elon musk” returns all results where the headline includes “elon musk”
  • headline:elon returns all results where the headline includes “elon”
  • blog:gizmodo returns all results published to Gizmodo.

Notes:

1. Searching Gizmodo without the blog operator returns results published to any site in Gizmodo’s site group (io9, Field Guide, Earther, etc.).
2. The blogName for several verticals on Jezebel, Splinter, The Inventory, Lifehacker, The A.V. Club, The Onion, and ClickHole does not correspond to the URL, like most other sites. Please see this supplemental post for more information.

  • status:published limits results to only published posts
  • status:draft limits results to only draft posts
  • status:scheduled limits results to only scheduled posts

Note:

The status operators are only useful in manage page search, which will be expanded to published posts in addition to drafts in the coming weeks.

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  • author:elon will return posts written by any account whose username or display name includes “elon”
  • author:“elon musk” will return posts written by any account whose username or display name includes “elon musk”
  • author:me returns all posts written by the user making the search query
  • Tag:elon will return posts that include the tag “elon”
  • Tag:“elon musk” will return posts that include the tag “elon musk”
  • storytype:review will return all results within the “reviews” story type
  • storytype:“morning spoilers” will return all results within the “morning spoilers” story type
  • category:nashville will return all results within the “nashville” category or subcategory
  • category:“season 6” will return all results within the “season 6” category or subcategory

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Note:

Some sites, such as The A.V. Club, have diverging story type titles and canonicals, for instance “Reviews” shows “review” in the story type’s URL. In such a case, you’d need to use the story type canonical (used in the URL) with the storytype operator. Example of a canonical below.

  • before:2018/08/01 will return content timestamped before or on August 1 2018
  • after:2018/11/16 will return content timestamped after or on November 16 2018

With operators you can find just about anything in Kinja’s search. Examples:

headline:“no way to prevent this” before:2017/08/01 blog:theonion

author:handlen category:preacher category:season-1 after:2018/07/21

alex miata before:2018/08/01 after: 2017/12/01

tag:marvel blog:tvclub blog:clickhole blog:aux

We’ll be refining operators in the weeks ahead, in advance of a redesigned search experience we plan on building in the near future.

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Update 10/26/18:

Negation

You can exclude results by prepending any operator with not:, which will omit results that include that query.

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Examples:

  • headline:“elon musk” not:headline:tesla will return posts whose headlines include Elon Musk but exclude Tesla
  • storytype:review category:smartphones not:category:apple will return posts in the Review story type and smartphone category but exclude Apple

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