Control WordPress default search to search in Post Meta, Categories, Tags or Custom Taxonomies via admin settings. Admin can select meta keys to search in, also can control the default behavior of search in post title or post content.
You can include or exclude post types to appear in search results.
WP Extended Search 2.0 beta 1 is available to download. The new version allows you to create multiple search forms with different settings.
This version also provides WooCommerce product search support.
You can download it from here and share your valuable feedback in the support forum.
- 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
- Customize order of search results
- Control whether to match search query exactly or partially
- Translation ready
- Compatible with WPML
- Install WP Extended Search from the ‘Plugins’ section in your dashboard (Plugins > Add New > Search for ‘WP Extended Search’).
Download WP Extended Search and upload it to your webserver via your FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.
- Activate the plugin and navigate to (Settings > Extended Search) to choose your desired search settings.