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  • #8860

    Carol
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    Hello Support,
    I have a form that includes many custom fields. The form, upon submittal, creates a page just fine! And the custom fields appear on the page.

    However, when I do a normal WordPress search for a term that is within the custom field, the search feature cannot see these custom fields. Is there another more powerful search plugin I should be using?

    Thanks,
    Carol

    #8861

    Mahi
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    Post count: 1555

    Hello Carol,

    When you create form and add custom fields make sure you are using right meta_key . WordPress search all depends on it.

    Are you using any search plugin or its build-in with your theme functions?

    #8862

    Carol
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    Post count: 3

    Hello Mahi,
    I don't know what you mean by using the right meta-key. Each of my custom fields has a meta key, which is basically also the name of the custom field. For example, I have a date field, and the meta key has “date”.

    I am using the built in search function. I'm just using the Twenty Thirteen theme for now.

    Thanks,
    Carol

    #8863

    Mahi
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    Post count: 1555

    can you share your site url? then it would be easier to point light in to right direction. You can set private reply if you want.

    #8864

    Carol
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    #8866

    Mahi
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    Post count: 1555

    Carol,

    for custom fields search it will not works with default WordPress search function.

    you have to use either more advanced search plugin or build own.

    some free plugins:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/search-everything/ (try it first)

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/relevanssi/

    Premium:

    Search widget – http://wedevs.com/plugin/advanced-search-widget/

    #8867

    Carol
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    Post count: 3

    Hi Mahi,
    Thanks for testing this. I tried the first two search plugins, but they did not work. So, I'll try the advanced search widget next.

    One other question: Are the custom fields in the page record, or are they kept in a separate area of the database?

    Carol

    #8888

    Tareq Hasan
    Keymaster
    Post count: 2831

    They are kept in the wp_postmeta as WordPress standard, no other table is being used.

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