I was looking for a particular page today and got search results that surprised me. Here's what happened:

So I wondered if all the admin post searches were wonky. I tried again from

As you can see, all the urls are the same except for post_type=X, which appears to be ignored. Why might that happen and how can I fix it?

System details:

-wp 3.3.1 -theme: Suffusion 3.9.6 with child theme


Turns out this is a plugin problem, specifically Events Manager 5.0.51. It can be resolved by setting the plugin's 'Include in WordPress Searches?' option to 'yes'

  • If you found the answer, post it as an answer (and then accept that answer, by clicking the checkmark), rather than editing your question with that information. Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 15:38
  • @Chip Bennett: I tried to do that. It told me I didn't have enough rep to answer my own question. Sigh.
    – dnagirl
    Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 15:44
  • You've got 74 Rep? Hmm... you should be able to do that... Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 15:49
  • Coincidently, that was the plug-in that was playing up on my test install too. When altering the query for searches, the plug-in author has probably neglected to check is_admin() Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 16:19

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It's hard to say what's actually causing the issue, but it isn't WordPress. Try deactivating all themes and plug-ins, a reactivating them one by one until the problem occurs to isolate the plug-in/theme responsible. You'll have to contact the developer and they may look into it for you.

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