I have a website with several custom fields, however when using the following code to search for a post, it only searches for the title or for the content, excluding the custom fields associated with the post or entry.

<form method="get" id="searchform" action="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/">
  <input type="text" value="<?php the_search_query(); ?>" name="s" id="s" placeholder="<?php esc_attr_e( 'Buscar por título, actor, año...', 'twentyeleven' ); ?>" />
  <input type="submit" class="submit" name="submit" id="boton" value="" />

any way to include custom fields in the search?

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you can create your own search creating a file called search.php in your theme, there you can customize your search however you want.

probably you already have a way to call it, however you can call it with


Tiago's answer will work if you wanna get coding. This plugin does exactly what you want in case you don't mind adding a new plugin to your install.


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