I found several posts about it. Others said that you cannot do it without a plugin and others that it is possible. However, I am not sure what is true :P

This is my query and unfortunately, I cannot make it return objects with a certain tag.

global $query_string;

$query_args = explode("&", $query_string);
$search_query = array();

foreach($query_args as $key => $string) {
    $query_split = explode("=", $string);
    $search_query[$query_split[0]] = urldecode($query_split[1]);

$search = new WP_Query($search_query);

Any idea how I can modify the query to include also the tags without a plugin?

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This solution may work for you also Include custom taxonomy term in search

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    Unfortunately, this is not what I am asking. What you suggest is to have a query in the format of /?s=keyword&tag=tagexample...However, I have a simple search form with the query /?s=keyword..I want to search for this keyword, both in titles, contents and tags.
    – Tasos
    Nov 13, 2015 at 8:58
  • Sorry, I didn't understand your post correctly. Maybe this solution will fit your nees wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/2623/…
    – ville6000
    Nov 13, 2015 at 9:14
  • This seems that works from the first check. Give me some time to test it thoroughly and till then, please update your answer so I can accept it if it really works.
    – Tasos
    Nov 13, 2015 at 9:58

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