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Template issues getting ajax search results

I'm trying to put search results into a div with ajax. The issue is I'm getting errors saying undefined function have_posts() when the the search template is accessed. It also took issue with ...
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Include custom taxonomy term in search

I have two custom taxonomies applied to two custom post types. the terms list on the sidebar just fine and will list all posts associated with it. However, if you search one of the terms in specific, ...
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how to limit search to post titles?

Is there a way to limit search to post titles? I know I can modify query.php core file but there must be a way to do it with hooks right? Thanks in advance!
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paginate_links() don't properly work in search.php?

I'm using this in my search.php template … <div class="pagination"> <?php echo get_pagination_links(); ?> </div> And this is the function … function get_pagination_links() { ...
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Exclude Specific Term from Search

It is possible to search for posts with a specific term by appending the URL with: ?&term=abc Is it possible to do the opposite and search excluding a specific term? Something like: ?&term=...
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How to create a custom search for custom post type?

I have a search field for the blog posts, but I need an other for a custom post type. How can I create this custom search form with a different search result layout?
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Extending the search context in the admin list post screen

I have created a custom post type and have attached some custom fields to it. Now I would like to the search that authors can perform on the custom post list screen (in the admin backend) to also be ...
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Creating a search form for custom fields

I have built a theme for a car dealership. Each car is a custom post type ("vehicle"), and has about 12 custom fields with things such as Make, Model, Mileage, Fuel Type etc. etc. So basically on the ...
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Advanced search form with filters for custom taxonomies and custom fields

I'd like to build an advanced search form for a specific custom post type, having filters for the custom post types custom fields, custom taxonomies, and for a separate custom post types properties (...
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Sticky posts on home page, search, tag and archives without plugin

I have a question today. I am looking for a solution to make sticky post available on my website. But, i just got it work on homepage with the code below. function wpb_latest_sticky() { /* Get all ...
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How can I implement a location based (zip code) search in WordPress?

I am working on a local business directory site that will use custom post types for the business entries. One of the fields will be "Zip Code." How can I set up a location based search? I'd like ...
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Extending search query with additional $sentence value

Next in my quest to extend WordPress is altering how WordPress uses the the $sentence variable in posts_search to include an additional string, when the $sentence variable meets a certain criteria. ...
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How do I search events between two set dates inside WP?

I am building a WP site with an events feature. The events page was made with custom post types. I want to make it possible for people to search/ filter events by dates. For example, they can search ...
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filter search result with custom post type meta key

The default search returns all post types, which is what I want. But for one specific custom post type I want to limit the result to a specific meta key value (a custom date that must be greater than ...
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Pagination broken when merging search results with additional WP_Query

On the search results page (search.php) I would like to perform an additional WP_Query to keep a specific order of search result types e.g. search results from authors should always be shown before ...
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How to create live autofill search?

I am currently trying to create a wordpress search function that shows live results underneath the search bar. There is an example on the World Bank website (screens below). I'm not looking for an ...
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Customizing Only a Specific Menu using the “wp_nav_menu_items” Hook?

Thanks to some help on here, I've managed to add a custom search box to my main menu... by adding this to my theme's functions.php add_filter('wp_nav_menu_items','search_box_function'); function ...
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Using meta query ('meta_query') with a search query ('s')

Trying to build a search that not only searches the defaults (title, content etc) but also a specific custom field. My current query: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 's' => $query, ...
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Insert DIV container below 1st search result

How can I insert a DIV just below the first search result (between result #1 and #2)?
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Wordpress Multiple Category Search

From few months I am digging into wordpress for multiple category search options, and finally came up with this. I just found that wordpress allows multiple tags, which means that if in your URL you ...
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Seperating Custom Post Search Results

I have a site that has a few custom post types. When a customer searches it shows a combination of all the different posts. I'd like to segment the two on the same page resulting in something that ...
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How can I search for a worpress user by display name or a part of it?

I need to create a search page that will display anything related to the supplied search. i.e. comments containing it, events, posts, CPTs and users with that name. How can I search for users in ...
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Custom search form with empty parameters

I'm building a custom search form with keywords and drop down lists (categories, date, and country (have a separate plugin for this)). In the searchform.php I have the input field and then select>...
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How to highlight search terms without plugin

How can I get the search terms highlighted without plugin?
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Empty search returns home page, how to return not found search page?

The default search function if the search form is empty returns the home page, I want it to return a "sorry your search returned no results" page. this post doesn't answer it and this ticket tells ...
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group search results by post type?

My site has 3 unique post types: Default Blog posts ("post") custom type "lesson" custom type "series" When the user searches the site, I would like pertinent results from all 3 post types to show ...
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Search that will look in custom field, post title and post content

I am looking for a way to perform a search, and while performing the search, it checks a custom field named 'keywords,' the post title, and the post content. If any of those fields have results like ...
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Possible to search by author name with default WordPress search function?

I realize improving WordPress's search function is a huge can of worms, but the ONLY additional thing I need it to do is to show results when I search for an author's name. For example, if we have an ...
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WP Query where title begins with a specific letter

I want to search for posts with WP_Query() and select only posts that begin with a specific letter. I found a bunch of old posts with filters that were pre-4.4, but since 4.4 there is a title search ...
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How to get posts by content?

I found the following codes to get post details. However, it is not possible to get the posts by content. Does any one has any ideas? get_posts() //// get post //// $args = array( 'numberposts' ...
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Creating search form for custom database table

I have a custom table in the WP database which I can display fine, with pagination, using the following code: <?php global $wpdb; $rows_per_page = 50; $current = (intval(get_query_var('paged'))) ?...
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How to redirect search result page to post

I'd like to redirect a search result page URL to a specific post. I've tried doing a 301 redirect in the .htaccess but it is not working. As an example: I want to redirect permanently the URL http:...
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Search with filters and title

I would like to search in custom_post by title and by the ACF fields. So, I used the WP_Query WordPress function but I can't filter by the title, just by the filters. When I submit my form, I have ...
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Include images from pages in wp search.php results in default wp search

Is there a way to include page images in wp search? Like I want to search through my sites images on pages not in posts by caption/alt text and display them in the results page as thumbnails.
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How to search all user meta from users.php in the admin

The search form at the top of the users listing in the Admin area (wp-admin/users.php) is limited and does not search all of the user meta fields, such as bio, instant messenger handles, etc. I've not ...
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Pretty permalinks for search results with extra query var

I'd like to know how I can rewrite a search URL that also contains an extra query var into a pretty permalink using wp_redirect and the template_redirect hook. I have taken the code from the Nice ...
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Can I force WP_Query to return no results?

I'm working on a website with a search feature that allows users to search through a lot of post meta. There is a specific search pattern that I would like to forcibly return no results for. The ...
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How do I improve this admin query snippet to avoid generating duplicate results on non-meta searches?

I've been playing around with code snippets which add meta data to admin searches. The best snippet I've found was written by Stefano on this question. However, it appears to have 1, annoying bug ...
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Search posts by ID in admin

I'm looking for a way to search through posts by ID, preferably with support for custom post types. I was hoping there'd be a plugin enabling this functionality, but I've failed to find anything. Any ...
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Including categories in search results

I am trying to include categories in search results. I've been searching for hours now with no solution. By "including categories" I don't mean search in a certain category, I mean let's say I have a ...
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The right way to create a custom search page for complex custom post types

I am trying to create a custom search page to show only custom posts types that meet specific search criteria. I have a complex form that involves different selects, radio buttons and text input ...
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Searching multiple custom post types and pages

I'm using bainternet's method for searching custom post_types and it works great. However, I've recently been requested to return more than one "specific" post type and perhaps individual pages for a ...
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How to make search include data from wp_postmeta?

I have a site using Advanced Custom Fields to create and store various bits of relevant info. These need to be included in the main general search, which by default only searches the title and main ...
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How to replicate some of Drupal Views functionality in WordPress?

I admit, I still think in Drupal. (In choosing between developing in WordPress and Drupal, I still tend to favor Drupal, because I haven't yet figured out a few things on the WordPress side.) Can ...
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AJAX search on post pages by custom post type

I'm having an issue creating an ajax search on my single post pages. I need to limit the search results to the custom post types "fod_videos" and "post" and category 12. My issue is the search is ...
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Pushing a custom post type to the top of the search results

Apart from posts and pages there are profiles on my site. Does exist some way how could I push them to the top of the search results? Currently, results are ordered at first by keyword and then by ...
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How do I Paginate Search Results for Custom Post Types?

I have a Custom Post Type called "cars" that stores several custom fields along with the standard Title/Description fields. I need users to be able to search through the CPT based on the custom fields ...
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Filter results with custom field values and dropdown

I need to filter posts by a custom field value. My specific example: User browse to products > category 1 > subcategory A. ALL "subcategory A" items (products custom post type) are displayed as ...
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Create product category and keyword search form in woocommerce? [closed]

i want to build category and keyword based search form. so i got this following form <form role="search" method="get" id="searchform_special" action="<?php echo esc_url( home_url( '/' ) ); ?&...
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How to use next_post_link and previous_post_link on single posts in search results

I'm using next_post_link and previous_post_link on my single post templates, to navigate from post to post, so far so good. But if I do a search and click on a result post, then the next_post_link ...