When clicking on a keyword that a photo is tagged with, any photo that had a word with the keyword contained in it is also returned. For example, if you click on the keyword "cat", images with vacation, alcatraz, and ducati are returned.
Is there a way to turn on whole words on keyword searches?
Our searches are done through a post action on the form on your actual site. I explained that any quicksearch box may not have all options the normal page would but either of those searches are done through the site page. I am confused now as your posting in a bug forum and I am not seeing an issue to respond to here because you keep asking about how to forumate some type of search url outside the normal parameters of the search engine. Please clarify here.
I understand that there would be cases for search that you would want words within words (vbulletin handles that with wildcards vs vbgallery's straight up 'contains' match), but in the case of keywords/tags, words within words should definitely not be used.
In my case this was brought about because members were getting confused by the results. I investigated.
I will pass along your comments to that products specific developer so he can think about if he would want to handle things differently.
Photopost handles searchs the same way so it is not a bug. Basically I think the case is in a gallery they want all possible results returned so like I know there was a photo on charlie chaplin here on our site in Pro.
I enter chap and it returns any results with phrase chap.