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I am using the Easy Digital Downloads plugin to sell my music.

I would like to add a custom search form inside the downloads archive page so the results will be displayed on that page.

For example, if you'll go to storename.com/downloads and search for 'whatever', you'll find all the songs that contain 'whatever' in their title.

So, inside the archive-download.php file I added:

<div class="search-in-store">

<form role="search" method="get" id="searchform" class="searchform" action="<?php echo home_url( '/downloads/' ); ?>">
<div>
<label class="screen-reader-text" for="find">Search for:</label>
<input type="text" value="" name="find" id="find" />
<input type="hidden" name="post_type" value="download" />
<input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="Search" />
</div>
</form>        


<?php
if ( isset( $_REQUEST[ 'find' ] ) ) {
// run search query
query_posts( array(
's' => $_REQUEST[ 'find' ],
             'post_type' => $_REQUEST[ 'download' ],
             'paged' => $paged
             )
          );

        // loop
        if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();
            // loop through results here
        endwhile; endif;

        // return to original query
        wp_reset_query();
    }
?>       

</div>

but the problem is that when I'm searching for something, the url changed but the page displays the same content (it didn't filter anything).

https://www.storename.com/downloads/?find=love&post_type=download

I would like to url above to display ONLY the products with 'love' but it keeps showing all the products.

Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you

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I think you need to modify the code to display the content as of now you are not displaying anything in side loop.

<?php
if ( isset( $_REQUEST[ 'find' ] ) ) {
// run search query
query_posts( array(
's' => $_REQUEST[ 'find' ],
             'post_type' => $_REQUEST[ 'download' ],
             'paged' => $paged
             )
          );

        // loop
        if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();
            // 
?>
<a href="<?php the_permalink();?>"><?php the_title();?> </a>
<?php 

        endwhile; endif;

        // return to original query
        wp_reset_query();
    }
?>       

Please check if this helps you

  • It doesn't matter what I search for, it always takes me to the page of the last product I uploaded. It doesn't stay in the /downloads/ page – idomskt Nov 21 '17 at 17:59
  • You need to put action=# in form please check it – Pratik bhatt Nov 22 '17 at 5:07

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