I have created a plugin to solve a subtle but annoying WordPress bug. With the Search Fixer plugin installed, search links like those in Search Meter‘s “Recent Searches” widget should work correctly.
The bug is WordPress bug 13961. This prevents “pretty” search URLs from working properly. For example, http://example.com/search/hello%20world should search the example.com blog for the words “hello” and “world”, but because of the bug it actually searches for “hello%20world” and fails to find anything.
Search Fixer should make everything work as you’d expect. Sometime during
2011 2012 the bug fix should make it into the WordPress core. At that time I will update this page and we will all be able to deactivate Search Fixer and breathe a sigh of relief.
The Search Fixer plugin is in the WordPress plugin repository, so you can install it using the Plugins section in your WordPress console.