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[resolved] Advanced Search Yielding No Results (7 posts)

  1. scanchol
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    When testing the advanced search feature, no results are being displayed. When setting up the form fields, there were 5 fields where I had checked off “Include this field in the search form?”. These fields do appear in the advanced search page, but when data is entered into any of these fields and the search is executed, no results are returned. The message displayed is "No Listings Found." I know there are relevant listings because I entered dummy data so that I could test the site. I am very new to web design, so I am wondering if there is something I have missed when configuring the form fields, categories or tags?

    Also, it seems that more than one tag should be allowed when setting up the form fields?

    Thanks,
    Suzy

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/business-directory-plugin/

  2. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi Suzy,

    Could you tell me exactly what you searched for and what listing(s) you expected? Also, a link to your site would help as well.

    In many cases, the data are case sensitive (so entering "Hello" for the title and searching for "hello" may not work).

    The tag selection can be changed by altering the type of the field under Directory Admin->Manage Form Fields. I would suggest using "Checkbox" as the field type for Tags if you want to select multiple ones.

  3. scanchol
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hello,
    Thank you for responding so quickly. I am trying to set up a website where therapists can advertise their practice. The web address is http://etherapize.com/mywp/ (if you need admin access, please email me directly). I have set up various form fields within the Business Directory Plugin, some of which I specified to appear on the search form. The fields I requested to be in the search form are:

    - eTherapist?
    - City
    - Zip
    - State (of Licensure)
    - Specialties

    While all of these fields do appear on the "Advanced Search" form, when data is entered for any of these on the Advanced Search form, no results show. One example of a search that yielded no results was from selecting from "Y" or from the drop down menu for "eTherapist?" Two of the 3 dummy listings I have entered were "Y" for this field, so 2 dummy listings should have shown up when searched, but in fact none showed up.

    Let me know if I can provide more detail. I appreciate your help.

    Thanks,
    Suzy

  4. scanchol
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Also, it seems like I should be able to have more than one field association as "Post Tags," but only one is allowed. Is this how it should work?

  5. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    Re: Post tags. Yes, only ONE field is allowed there. That's intentional.

    Re: Search issues. I went to the site and I don't see any searching enabled at all.

    This link here: http://etherapize.com/mywp/find-a-therapist/ (the main directory page) has no Advanced Search link available, so I'm not sure where you are searching from or testing this. Can you please provide a screenshot of the advanced search data you are using AND a link to that page? It seems you have disabled it.

  6. scanchol
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I apologize. One of our team members disabled it after I submitted the above post. It is enabled again, and the page you had gone to was correct: http://etherapize.com/mywp/find-a-therapist/.

    The fields I specified to be in the search form are:

    - eTherapist?
    - City
    - Zip
    - State (of Licensure)
    - Specialties

    All of these fields do appear in Advanced Search form, but when I choose "Y," for example, for "eTherapist?," and then click the "Search" button, the search returns a message that says, "No listings found."

    Actually, when I try to search using any one of the five search fields, the results are "No listings found" 100% of the time.

    Thank you for your input.

  7. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    OK, I definitely agree that it seems broken but we're going to need further access to determine why.

    Can you please provide admin access to your site so we can dig into it further?

    Send the details here: http://businessdirectoryplugin.com/contact/

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