Ready to get started?Download WordPress


[resolved] Search function won't search tags (6 posts)

  1. pgsbii
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was hoping someone could help me figure out why I can't search for tags for each post in the search box...it seems the search function will only search the text of a post...I must be doing something wrong, why what is the point of tags if they can't be searched?

    I searched the forum, but I couldn't find an answer.

    Anyone who could help would be great, I am using a wordpress site for a project for my MLIS and it is due very soon!

    Thanx so much!

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unless you provide a link to a page demonstrating the problem, no one will be able to offer much in the way of assistance.

  3. pgsbii
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Right, of course.


    This is my blog...all posts seems to be having the same issues. For example, if I search for "trumpet", a post I mention "trumpet" in the post's body will show up, but the others I simply tagged with "trumpet" do not. Thanx so much!

  4. keesiemeijer
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think this is default behavior. try it with a plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-everything/

  5. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Right - that's the standard behaviour for the default WordPress search. It only searches post/page content & titles - not meta info such as tags or categories. However, there might be a search plugin that will add this functionality for you.

  6. pgsbii
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanx esmi and keesiemeijer...i downloaded the search-everything plugin and it finds everything ow.

    thanx again for the fast response!

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic