Property values and unlinked text

I have applied @cldwalker’s config.edn rule but am probably doing something wrong because it does not work for me.

I have author:: John Smith - philosopher but when I search {{query (property author "John Smith") there is no result.

Note that he states No quoting necessary for unlinked text. If I do not put the quotation marks around John Smith I don’t get a result either.

It does work if the property is author:: [[John Smith]] - philosopher

Am I right to say that this can only work if the property is linked? The answer is probably yes, you are right. I just want a confirmation that I am not missing something.

Hi. Yes, the property filter only works with linked values. This is mentioned in the docs for this filter on

Thanks for the confirmation.