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Admin Area Custom Type Search By Meta Fields Without Title & Content

I have a custom post type that uses several meta fields. In the admin area I would like to be able to search by those meta fields. I have implemented this currently in my functions.php with this code: ...
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Exclude custom taxonomy from search results and archive pages

UPDATE: I have the following code working. It excludes the taxonomy from the search results. However, I would like this only to happen if a user is not logged in. The code below is taking effect for ...
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searching in custom meta field

I have multiples custom field in a post type. i can save data, update and display, all fine. now I'm doing the search engine. as it is a library, it must be possible to search in specific fields (...
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Search results don't show products

my website is a woocommerce site and it has blog posts and some pages. My problem is the search box. Everytime I searched it only shows the posts and pages results. It is not showing woocommerce ...
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Searchable meta value in user.php

I have created a new column in the user table list (admin page) and would like the column to be searchable in the search query, How do i add the meta to the search users query ? /** * Create user ...
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How do I get the total number of categories in a list of search results?

I want to display the total count of categories in a set of search results. For example, "10 posts found in 3 categories." (Assuming that each post has only 1 category.) Right now, my solution is to ...
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How to search only by post title and category?

I'm currently working on my first theme (based on underscores) and just realized the search does not return any results if I input a category name, nor does it give accurate results when searching ...
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Unable to create custom search results template page

I'm trying to create a search results page for our website and referring to the following documentation: https://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Search_Page I created a new page template searchpage....
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Should I hint table index for search query on wp_post

I'm currently inspecting a WordPress setup with multiple custom post types that should be included into search results. The database query for a search after the word Search looks like this: SELECT ...
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what are the checksums surrounding keywords in the SQL generated by WP_Query and do I need to use them too?

I am using posts_join and posts_where filters to include a custom table in a query. this page says I should "use whatever WordPress did to search the post title field to search my custom table fields ...
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Automatically adding category filter based on search string

Like ebay and amazon, i want to implement something on my site wherby if someone searches e.g red dresses then the category "Women's dresses" is only searched within. As seen as below, a generic ...
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WP Query search for attachments and their exact title

Due to lack of reputation, I must now ask the question. I want to create a search for all images in the media libary. The search result should only appear if you search for the exact title of the ...
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Make Wordpress Search for Both Main Domain and Subdomain

I have check through Stackexchange, but no topic is similar to this topic to this. Is there any way to make WordPress search work for both main site and subdomain? Both of them have two separate ...
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How to search Woo Commerce products with punctuation in title?

How do I modify the default WooCommerce Product search so that products with punctuation in the title can be found without including the punctuation in the query? For example, if I have a product ...
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Search query - exact post title match

I have a bunch of posts titled something like this... English Language 2015 English Language 2016 English Language 2017 English Language 2018 And on each one of these posts I have a dropdown select ...
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Search user metadata with checkboxes via ajax (almost working)

I have created an ajax search form following some tutorials online, it is working but not exactly how I need it to. Here is where I got the search from. I have US states setup as a user meta field ...
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Trim the search result around the search word

I want to trim my search results page down to 20 words before and 20 words after the highlighted search word. I am getting accurate search results and the search word is highlighting. I have tried ...
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Related Tags Concept

On search results pages I would like to show a tag list collected from other posts that are listed for the seach result. // same tag should not be listed twice And for the taxonomy pages again; tags ...
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How do I dynamically generate args for wp_query?

I am trying to build up my search args depending on variables passed through from a form. What I want to do is add to args if values are present. For example if there are dates I have: $args = ...
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How can I reuse the Wordpress search form for a custom plugin / widget?

I need to develop a custom widget to display posts, based on their ID. The user must be able to handpick posts. Right now, they can enter the post ID, but it is not convenient for them. Is it ...
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update default search function and get postmeta entries

I want to get post meta entries in woocommerce. When user search anything from default search bar. Data should be also returned from post meta table. So basically I need to modify the default ...
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How to add additional search terms (e.g. synonyms) to the search?

I'm running a blog about different software tools. I frequently use the search to find articles that I wrote for the blog. I also wrote an article about latexdiff, but always forget the name and try ...
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Make Search Function include subdomain (blog.ourwebsite.com)

Wondering if there's a way to edit our search.php or .htaccess or function.php (or anything else...) so that our search function on our main site (www.oursite.com) includes the subdomain of blog....
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Custom Fields vs Separate Table

I have a client who wants to be able to upload Posts using information stored in a CSV file. I've already got this portion working. Just recently, I changed the CSV File Uploader from pure PHP to an ...
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Replace default Wordpress search behavior with Sphinx

I want to implement Sphinx Search in my Wordpress site but I'm not exactly sure how to change Wordpress search behavior to use Sphinx. How do I get Sphinx Search engine to replace whatever Wordpress ...
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CPT Meta Searching

I'm developing a WP plugin which uses custom post types and meta data. What I'm trying to achieve is having the meta data searchable. Here is some code that I found which searches the meta data fine, ...
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Help with multiple dropdown tags search

I'm trying to build a search form that allows the user to choose certain post tags and filter through real estate listings. So far I have the form built but when I click the search button it brings me ...
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How to use wp_query to post count by search term > group post count by date > convert to json. (ex. result 12-21-2020 - 343)

Im trying to create a graph that displays count of post per day and display it on the search result page. Search Example. User searches with the search term "football". The search result ...
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Get most searched keywords in WordPress

Normally, visitors of a website search for random keywords. Some keywords searched by many people. Is it possible to get a list of keywords along with the number of search volumes that are searched by ...
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Wordpress sort search results by custom order

I want to search "sandwich" I have pages as "sandwich", sandwich-toast, sandwich-three-layer, sandwich-simple posts as "sandwich-recipe", "sandwich-maker-links",...
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Multiple Search Terms WP_Query

I've tried searching to no avail, and it may be that I'm not sure what it is I'm actually searching for. I am trying to use the WP_Query to display a list of posts that contain ANY (not ALL) of the ...
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Site search needs to find posts for category topic AND Tag or keyword thats not in the post

So I have about 20 categories on the site, one of them is Press Releases. I've been asked to make sure that posts in the press release category only show up in that single category BUT can can also be ...
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Change Navigation Bar based on logged in or not

I am using the BuddyBoss theme (BB child theme active) and need to control which menu appears based on whether the user is logged in or logged out. Logged out are granted access to a few URIs but most ...
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How to search media library alt text and title fields

I need to be able to search in the WordPress media library alt text and title fields. I've previously used a plugin called Media search Enhanced by 1fixdotio (https://wordpress.org/plugins/media-...
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How can I create zip code search filter to link to specific agent(s) on same page?

I have a page on my site (https://eliterenetwork.com/member-roster/) that has a list of agents that are categorized by states they do business in. I'd like to create a search filter at the top of the ...
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Search bar in table in wordpress

I used this code in the table plugin. It checks data through only one column, I want the code to use all columns. const searchFun = () => { let filter = document.getElementById('myInput').value....
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Replace/Mute/Stop Search Query

I'm trying to replace the search functionality in WP. I've already created the search.php template with all the results I want to display. I don't want any results from the WP database. I just want ...
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Check for taxonomy archive on search results page

I'm looking for a conditional tag to check if a taxonomy archive page(link) is displayed on my search results page. is_tax(); only seems to check if the current page is a taxonomy archive page and ...
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Find user by nicename and open profile

I want to add filter function and show user profile page by using search form. This is what I have now: function test_where_filter($where){ global $wpdb; if( is_search() ) { $search= ...
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Is there a link parameter that will show me all my published pages?

Is there any way to display a loop of all the pages that are published on my website, via a link? (Even while logged out) For example, I can type in domain.com/?s=text and that will create a post ...
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How do I use a block to display search results?

We are using the search gutenberg block on a new gutenberg site for our search form, but can't figure out which block to use on the search results page to display the search results? https://github....
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Separeting product from post in search result

I am trying to separete products from posts in the search result. I can see the loop there search in both. if( have_posts() ) { while( have_posts() ) { ...
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how to create search and filter form generating “plus” symbols in url in between category names?

How to create search and filter form to use multiple categories and tags checkboxes? I'm tried to do it standard way, but it gives me wrong filter results &categories=vitamins&types=gainers&...
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Replace URL with Site Title in Search Results

When searching my company on a mobile device "Tattini Boots". You can see that the URL is displayed vs. the site title at the top (view image below). I am using Wordpress and was wondering where ...
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Need to return a list based on Slug

I need a search field to return only a specific slug when the user types it. Basically, I need to create pages for students and each student page will be displayed only when user types the page slug ...
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Search for categories

I would like to propose on my site a search engine allowing to find categories (with suggestions), and not posts or pages. I tried different plugins, including ajax search lite, but without success, ...
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Search not working with title and content

I am working on search. I am able to search post by tag and category but not able to search by title and content. I tried below code but it's not working. Would you help me out? $getSearch = ...
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Search the product by tag or category not working

I am working on search. I am trying to search the product by tag or category. I tried below code but it's not working. I am getting Nothing Found Also title and content is also not working. ...
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Getting to a specific page on website using specific code instead of navigation bar

Is there a way get to a specific page on a WordPress website by entering in a code instead of going through the navig
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Change Search url slug for each site in a multisite network

As per the title, how would you change the search url for different sites in a multisite network. eg: testsite.co.uk/search testsite.de/suchen testsite.fr/recherche I can change the search term for ...

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