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I have a custom post type books and have many meta boxes for it...etc But in the backend, I am not able to search anything.

For example I try to search the custom post type id in the search field, it comes back with no results.

How can I add different search items into the search query?

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Lol, i was just having the same problem :P Well, this plugin is working for me: Search Everything -> https://github.com/sproutventure/search-everything-wordpress-plugin/ or in wordpress plugin page, by name search everything

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