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?
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.