📓 IndieWeb Itch – Better Search

I have a new #IndieWeb itch, that is extend the search capabilities for my Commonplace Book. I have a practice of saving pertinent quotes within the response properties. However, on research, I have found that the standard WordPress site search only looks at the title and body. Although there seems to be various options to extend this, I am not sure if these will support searching within the Post Kinds fields. One option would be to include the quotes within the body of the post, like Glen Cochrane does. However, I would prefer to extend the functionality of my site.

3 responses on “📓 IndieWeb Itch – Better Search”

  1. Replied to IndieWeb Itch – Better Search by Aaron Davis

    I have a new #IndieWeb itch, that is extend the search capabilities for my Commonplace Book. I have a practice of saving pertinent quotes within the response properties. However, on research, I have found that the standard WordPress site search only looks at the title and body.

    Hi Aaron,
    I realised I had the same itch! I think the custom google search would do the trick.  But I though it might be better to have something built in to WordPress. I found Search WordPress by Custom Fields without a Plugin | Adam Balée Designs, LLC. This requires you edit a functions.php file. I’ve already got one in my child theme so added the code there. It works.

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