I want to create a custom post type with fields: Text1, text2 and text3.

I want to make this custom post type searchable.

But searchable fields will only be Text1, and text2.

Is this possible?


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With WP's default search - no.

But you can with this plugin. Select "Lucene" or "Mysql Fulltext" (Zend Lucene is a little faster) as the search engine, check the "post meta" module and select the meta fields you want to search in the module settings. Then re-index

You'll also have to edit the models/spider.php from the plugin dir to include custom post types - Search for instances of {$wpdb->posts}.post_type and add the appropriate custom post type slug there...

  • great, I ll try search unleashed.
    – p.a.
    Sep 7, 2011 at 14:16

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