Is there a way to restrict search results to only those posted by the logged in user? I have a front-end form the user fills out.

Every user has a front-end dashboard and is able edit their own post. Since they may have many posts I would like them to be able to search for their own posts, but not display posts from other authors (this would only complicate things) Is there a way to do this?

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Something like this should work:

function my_search_filter($query){
    $query->set('author', get_current_user_id());

  return $query;

add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'my_search_filter');
  • thank you for the info, not sure how to implement it though. I placed it in the functions.php - but I'm still able to search for other author's posts.
    – user7481
    Sep 7, 2011 at 19:37
  • Doesnt it work as intended?
    – p.a.
    Sep 13, 2012 at 10:32

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