There is anyway that I can customize my search results? I mean, per example, I have a financial webpage I want to show all the results that includes the word "aapl" and "apple" if someone is searching for "aapl". How can I do this?

Thanks in advance

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You can modify any query in pre_get_posts filter. So your code could looks like this:

function prefix_modify_search( $query ) {
    if( $query->is_search && $query->is_main_query() ) {
        $search = $query->get( 's' );
        $search .= '*';
        $query->set('s', $search);
add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'prefix_modify_search' );

Note that the query parameter is passed as reference so you don't need to return it.

  • can I create a dictionary in order to use this? Like I need the name of the company and the stock ticker
    – juanora
    May 11, 2015 at 11:06

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