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I've noticed that my WooCommerce products are not searched by the default WordPress search function. Any idea how to modify the function to ensure that products and product tabs are searched?

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Just extend your search form with a hidden input: (notice the last input field)

<form role="search" method="get" class="search-form" action="<?php echo home_url( '/' ); ?>">
        <span class="screen-reader-text"><?php echo _x( 'Search for:', 'label' ) ?></span>
        <input type="search" class="search-field" placeholder="<?php echo esc_attr_x( 'Search …', 'placeholder' ) ?>" value="<?php echo get_search_query() ?>" name="s" title="<?php echo esc_attr_x( 'Search for:', 'label' ) ?>" />
    <input type="submit" class="search-submit" value="<?php echo esc_attr_x( 'Search', 'submit button' ) ?>" />
    <input type="hidden" value="product" name="post_type" id="post_type" />
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I'm running several WooCommerce sites, and the WordPress search does include products along with posts/pages. Do you have a custom search.php file or any custom functions that would alter the products taxonomy to exclude it from search? WooCommerce also has a product widget that can be used as well.

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I'll check out the search.php file. The theme is sentient by WooThemes. I know for a fact that it's not searching the products but is searching pages and posts as I've tested it extensively. I have another site that runs the theme Mystile (again by WooThemes) and I noticed that the product search bar only seems to search products, not pages or posts. – Jeremiah Prummer Apr 7 '13 at 15:00
This may be a bug withing WooCommerce then. If you contact woothemes, their support is amazing and they may be able to help you if it is a but with WC or their themes. – Zach Russell Apr 7 '13 at 15:15

You can usually specify the post type in WP_Query.

  • Woocommerce is product

  • Wordpress posts is post

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Some example with explanation would be great. – Nilambar Jun 25 '15 at 3:48
Given that the original poster did not post source code, I didn't feel the need to make an effort either. – Epirocks Jun 27 '15 at 8:55
Down-voted for... – Epirocks Jun 30 '15 at 22:29

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