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I was looking for a particular page today and got search results that surprised me. Here's what happened:

So I wondered if all the admin post searches were wonky. I tried again from

As you can see, all the urls are the same except for post_type=X, which appears to be ignored. Why might that happen and how can I fix it?

System details:

-wp 3.3.1 -theme: Suffusion 3.9.6 with child theme


Turns out this is a plugin problem, specifically Events Manager 5.0.51. It can be resolved by setting the plugin's 'Include in WordPress Searches?' option to 'yes'

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If you found the answer, post it as an answer (and then accept that answer, by clicking the checkmark), rather than editing your question with that information. – Chip Bennett Feb 9 '12 at 15:38
@Chip Bennett: I tried to do that. It told me I didn't have enough rep to answer my own question. Sigh. – dnagirl Feb 9 '12 at 15:44
You've got 74 Rep? Hmm... you should be able to do that... – Chip Bennett Feb 9 '12 at 15:49
Coincidently, that was the plug-in that was playing up on my test install too. When altering the query for searches, the plug-in author has probably neglected to check is_admin() – Stephen Harris Feb 9 '12 at 16:19
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It's hard to say what's actually causing the issue, but it isn't WordPress. Try deactivating all themes and plug-ins, a reactivating them one by one until the problem occurs to isolate the plug-in/theme responsible. You'll have to contact the developer and they may look into it for you.

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