October 9, 2013 at 5:45 am 8860
|Tareq Hasan||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|
October 9, 2013 at 8:08 am 8861
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?
October 9, 2013 at 8:18 am 8862
I am using the built in search function. I’m just using the Twenty Thirteen theme for now.
October 9, 2013 at 8:21 am 8863
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.
October 9, 2013 at 8:28 am 8864
|Carol||This reply has been marked as private.|
October 9, 2013 at 9:08 am 8866
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)
Search widget – http://wedevs.com/plugin/advanced-search-widget/
October 9, 2013 at 9:39 am 8867
One other question: Are the custom fields in the page record, or are they kept in a separate area of the database?
October 10, 2013 at 12:07 am 8888
They are kept in the