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[resolved] Cannot type in search bar (4 posts)

  1. deskilest
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi I just recently install the plugin and put the widget in the sidebar but I cannot type anything inside the bar.

    Also, does this plugin search for forms, pdfs, docs, xls, etc. located in the media library?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-ultimate-search/

  2. Bryce Corkins
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    You may have a jquery conflict with another plugin on your site. Try disabling all other plugins and see if you can isolate which plugin is causing the conflict.

    It won't search items stored in the media library, since these aren't stored as posts or custom post types.. but any posts you make with these items in them will be searchable.

  3. deskilest
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Ok I have to ask do you know of anyway for the search to bring up results found in media library or a plugin or some type of code I can implement to make this happen?

  4. Bryce Corkins
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    We intentionally made media library items not searchable because this goes against our understanding of the WordPress ethos behind how media library items are different from "content".

    For example, on our client sites, if we want to create a "Video" section, we'll create a custom post type called "Videos". Each Video has fields for title, description, creator, editor, etc., with a "File" box that allows a user to select a media file from the media library when they create the new Video post.

    Then, using WPUS, somebody could search through Videos based on "creator", "editor", "category", "tag", etc.

    However, if we search directly through the media library, you have no control over what items appear in the results. Some plugins will create several different sizes of images and store them all in the media library. When you upload a new background image using the Theme Customizer, it goes into the media library. Every image and every other piece of content you've uploaded to the site all gets dumped into the media library. You also don't have the ability to (easily) add custom fields and metadata to media library items, as well as categories, tags, and custom taxonomies.

    I'd strongly recommend using the media library as a dumping ground for all of your content, and then using custom post types to make them accessible to the user.

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