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September 23, 2014

WordPress Search in Tags, Categories, Taxonomies and Meta Keys

WP Extended Search is lightweight search plugin for WordPress. It has smooth and simple search settings to modify default WordPress search query.

Key feature of plugin is it gives the ability to select Meta keys, tags, category and custom taxonomies so admin can choose single or multiple Meta keys and taxonomies to include in search query. For instance if admin wants to include a meta key Location which have terms like loc1, loc2, loc3 then admin can only select this meta key to include in search results and if user put loc1 in search query then the posts related to loc1 will comes up.




Features:
  • Search in selected meta keys.
  • Search in selected in-built or custom taxonomies.
  • Search in post author name
  • Include or exclude any public post type.
  • Control whether to search in title or content or excerpt or all
  • Exclude old content from search results (Older than admin specified date)
  • Customize the number of posts to display on search results page
  • Customize SQL relation (AND/OR) between search terms
  • Translation ready
  • Compatible with WPML

Please check the detailed documentation.

Please use support forum for queries or support.

If you want to contribute to the plugin by reporting a bug or submitting a patch then please visit the GitHub Repository.

23 comments:

  1. Hello

    How can I use your plugin in this way ?


    www.yoursite.com/?s=&category=&tag=&custom_tax=&price_min=&price_max=

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    1. Hi,

      Currently query string is not supported yet.

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  2. How can you set the plugin that search only shows pages an posts that have the tag name.

    I have checked tags in the settings, and removed the ticks next to search in title en search in content.

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    1. Hi, You can only set search in tag and post type to post and page. Then someone will search for tag the posts/pages will comes up with that tag. Currently you can not limit the search to posts/pages those have particular tag. Also i kindly request you to please post on forum for furture queries for better support.

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  3. how can i search from a particular post?

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  4. Hi bro,
    Can i use both default search and this search at the same time? . Because i want to use default search for 1 custom post type and this plugin for the rest of custom post types

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    1. Hi John, Well this is kind of feature request on which I am already working. Please open thread on forum so I can provide your solution for now.

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  5. Hi there,

    i have been using your plugin and it works well. But now i am adding a multilingual features in the website and it is able to translate a taxonomy name into Vietnamese as well. For example: 'apple' into 'tao'.

    And so i tried to do a search to a certain taxonomy (in Vietnamese word, i.e.: 'tao'). It does not give me any result. But if i searched the English word ('apple'), only then it gave me the result. I was wondering if you can help me on this?


    Regards,

    Frans

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    1. Hi Frans,

      Sorry for the delay! I can see you've posted to forum as well. I will check and reply to you ASAP.

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  6. Hello, I wanted to use your plugin but the problem is it hides all posts in bbpress forum. :(

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    1. Hi, I haven't tested this with bbPress yet. I will check and update the plugin if needed.

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  7. How to use this plugin in a page

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  8. how to use this plugin. Pls tell me from begining

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  9. activated the plugin ,but not showing anything, where should i see my search bar.

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  10. Hi
    Can I use this plugin to search users using users meta

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  11. There is a drop down search on my WP site which i'd like to limit to search only specific post types. Is possible do that?

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  12. How to show search text with category name in autocomplete?

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  13. I want to buy the professional version
    WP Extended Search plugin
    But there is a problem I want to make sure there are no before buying
    i have made the settings by searching for a specific title
    that is ok
    But when the search field is empty and press the search button shows me all the articles
    Chat Conversation End

    Type a message...

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    1. Hi,

      There is no professional version of WP Extended Search.

      For queries please use the support forum.

      Thanks

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  14. Merhaba, eklentiyi kendi arama formül için nasıl özelleştirebilirim. Teşekkürler şimdiden.

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    1. Hi,
      Please use support forum for support requests.
      Also, please post in English.

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  15. Hi, i was looking for wordpress custom search bar plugin that support filter by category, tag, etc, and also with shortcode, and i found your plugin named "WP Extended Search".

    I would like to know if your plugin has style for sitewide search bar such that the text input box and the filter will be on a horizontal bar. However when a user clicks on the filter, let's say the filter is named "Search by", then the available filters will open as drop down.

    Similar to that of coursehero but would like it to extend across the website like erudites dot ng.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Kind regards,
    Oluwole.

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