Also the same question as here: Add filter menu to admin list of posts (of custom type) to filter posts by custom field values

But need to search by selecting meta_key and searching by meta_value but not exact value. Tried to use %search_string% or search_string didn't helped. Any suggestions? (Need to add LIKE param somewhere)

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Just add:

$query->query_vars['meta_compare'] = 'LIKE';
  • Please explain why that helps (and also take a look at the formatting options with the WYSIWYG editor).
    – kaiser
    Jul 3, 2015 at 23:03

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