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I want to search a post based on the date it was posted. Example, in the search box, I would place there November 22, 2011 and all posts during November 22, 2011 would be displayed. Im desperate on how to do this. Any help would be very much appreciated. I am using a theme and it's search.php goes something like this. Can I just insert that query you've given to this search.php? I don't know where to put those codes you've given since Im a beginner in wordpress. Thank you very much for your time.

<?php the_search_query(); ?>
<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) :the_post(); 
$arc_year = get_the_time('Y'); 
$arc_month = get_the_time('m'); 
$arc_day = get_the_time('d'); 
<?php the_permalink(); ?>    
<?php the_title();
<?php the_time('F j, Y'); ?> at <?php the_time('g:i a'); ?>
<?php dp_attachment_image($post->ID, 'thumbnail', 'alt="' . $post->post_title . '" class="thumbnail"'); ?>
<?php the_excerpt(); ?>
<?php the_permalink(); ?>">READ MORE
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You can make a custom page template for this specific search page http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Creating_Your_Own_Page_Templates.

Then set some $_GET variables (using a form with method GET).

And do a custom query for these $_GET values:

$date_query = new WP_Query( 'year=' . $_GET['year'] . '&monthnum=' . $_GET['month'] . '&day=' . $_GET['day'] );

Then your custom loop:

<?php if ($date_query->have_posts()) : while ($date_query->have_posts()) : $date_query->the_post();?>
   <?php the_title(); ?>
<?php endwhile; endif; ?>

UPDATE:

Sorry that it took so long, a bit busy.

Here is a solution for your problem:

put this in your function.php

function my_date_search() {
    if(is_search()) {
        $search_query = get_search_query();
        $months = array( 1 => "January", 2 => "February", 3 => "March", 4 => "April", 5 => "May", 6 => "June", 7 => "July", 8 => "August", 9 => "September", 10 => "October", 11 => "November", 12 => "December" );

        foreach($months as $month => $month_name) {
            if(stristr($search_query, $month_name)) {
                $m = $month;
                preg_match('/(19[0-9][0-9]|20[0-9][0-9])/', $search_query, $year);
                if($year)
                    $y = $year[0];
                preg_match('/^[0-3]{0,1}[0-9]{1} /', $search_query, $day);
                if($day)
                    $d = $day[0];
            }
        }

        if(isset($d) && isset($m) && isset($y)) {
            $wd = explode($y, $search_query);
            if($wd[1])
                $query_string = 's=' . trim($wd[1]) . '&year=' . $y . '&monthnum=' . $m . '&day=' . $d;
            else
            $query_string = 'year=' . $y . '&monthnum=' . $m . '&day=' . $d;
            query_posts($query_string);
        }
    }
}
add_action('get_header', 'my_date_search');

If you search on something like "14 june 2011" than it will show a search page of 14 june 2011. If you search on "14 june 2011 searchthis" than it will show a search page for 14 june 2011 with the searchphrase "searchthis".

Maybe there is an easier/better solution for you, but this will work.

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Please edit your original question and post there your code in code blocks (for readability). –  Rob Vermeer Jan 4 '12 at 16:05
    
I edited my original question. I placed my code there. Thanks again –  Pete Jan 6 '12 at 15:19
    
Updated my posts. –  Rob Vermeer Jan 11 '12 at 22:25
    
Thank you sir! that was amazing! Can I ask you again another question? I have a theme installed here, but my problem is that the theme doesn't provide a next page function. So if I have 20 posts, and I put 10 in the Blog pages show at most in Reading Setting of Wordpress Setting, it only shows the 10 posts and then I can't anymore see the remaining posts on my home because it doesn't have any next button. I want to have a next page button so that the users can still view the other posts by clicking the next button. How can I do this? –  Pete Feb 6 '12 at 13:33
    
Please accept the question so the system knows it has been answered. See the FAQ: wordpress.stackexchange.com/faq#howtoask –  Rob Vermeer Feb 6 '12 at 14:12
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You should be able to use WP_Query's time parameters and do this with very little code. Check out the documentation. This WP_Query will replace the loop that is in search.php. You should have the flexibility to add additional args to get any other search results you want to filter for.

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