ACF: Better Search

Description

This plugin adds to default WordPress search engine the ability to search by content from selected fields of Advanced Custom Fields PRO plugin.

Everything works automatically, no need to add any additional code.

New feature: Now you can search for whole phrases instead of each single word of phrase. As a result, search will be more accurate than before.

Screenshots

  • Screenshot of the options panel

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to /wp-content/plugins/acf-better-search directory, or install plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate plugin through Plugins screen in WordPress Admin Panel.
  3. Use Settings -> ACF: Better Search screen to configure the plugin.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to /wp-content/plugins/acf-better-search directory, or install plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate plugin through Plugins screen in WordPress Admin Panel.
  3. Use Settings -> ACF: Better Search screen to configure the plugin.
How does this work?

Plugin changes all SQL queries by extending the standard search to selected fields of Advanced Custom Fields.

Where working advanced search?

It works for WP_Query class.

Do I need to add some arguments to my function to activate advanced search?

On search page everythings works automatically. For custom WP_Query loop also if you add Search Parameter.

In what fields does the plugin search?

Our plugin supports the following fields: Text, Text Area, Number, Email, Url, Wysiwyg Editor, Select, Checkbox and Radio Button. All these fields may be located in both the Repeater or Flexible Content field.

How does searching for whole phrases?

The default search in WordPress is to search for each of words listed. This feature allows you to search for occurrences of the whole phrase entered in the search field without word division.

What version of Advanced Custom Fields is supported?

All versions of Advanced Custom Fields PRO. ACF below version 5 has a different data structure in database and is not supported.

Reviews

Better search but multisite compatibility issue

I really like your plugin! Using the plugin I’ve got a massive improvement on the search results of all my sites.

There is actually one (big) issue, this is why I give 3 stars. After activating the plugin across all the sites in my multisite environment the multisite admin pages stop working.

I’ll create a new support topic to provide any necessary information. If you can fix this issue, I’ll give you a 5-star rating.

Simple, solid functionality – an ACF must-have!

Great plugin and great support! I had an issue on a site running PHP 7 and the developer solved it same-day.

Provides deeper access to ACF content than other plugins I tried, including repeater and flexible layout rows!

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Contributors & Developers

“ACF: Better Search” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.0.4

  • Support for WP AJAX
  • Changed access to settings page

2.0.3

  • Improved text search with apostrophe and quotation marks

2.0.2

  • Withdrawal of support for get_posts()

2.0.1

  • Fixes for PHP 7

2.0.0

  • Improve search engine
  • The ability to search whole phrases
  • Changed plugin settings page
  • Notifications in admin panel

1.0.0

  • The first stable release