Custom Search by BestWebSoft

Description

Custom Search plugin adds custom post types and taxonomies to WordPress website search results. A quick and easy way to search everything within custom post types and taxonomies.
Improve your website user experience today!

Free Features

  • Search by:
  • Compatible with latest WordPress version
  • Incredibly simple settings for fast setup without modifying code
  • Detailed step-by-step documentations and videos
  • Multilingual and RTL ready

Pro Features

All features from Free version included plus:

  • Exclude from a custom search:
    • Posts
    • Pages
  • Configure custom post types and taxonomies displaying order on the search results page
  • Display featured image for post types on the search results page
  • Choose featured image size
  • Choose featured image align position:
    • Left
    • Right
  • Search by the post type of the current page
  • Change excerpt length
  • Add custom code via plugin settings page
  • Get answer to your question within one business day (Support Policy)

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If you have a feature suggestion or idea you’d like to see in the plugin, we’d love to hear about it! Suggest a Feature

Documentation & Videos

Help & Support

Visit our Help Center if you have any questions, our friendly Support Team is happy to help – https://support.bestwebsoft.com/

Translation

Some of these translations are not complete. We are constantly adding new features which should be translated. If you would like to create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files to BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

Recommended Plugins

  • Custom Fields Search – Add custom fields to WordPress website search results.
  • Updater – Automatically check and update WordPress website core with all installed plugins and themes to the latest versions

Screenshots

  • Custom Search Settings page.
  • Custom Search Appearance page.

Installation

  1. Upload the folder custom-search-plugin to the directory /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin via the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Plugin settings are available in “BWS Panel”->”Custom Search”.

View a Step-by-step Instruction on Custom Search Installation

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the folder custom-search-plugin to the directory /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin via the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Plugin settings are available in “BWS Panel”->”Custom Search”.

View a Step-by-step Instruction on Custom Search Installation

How to use Custom Search plugin?

Go to the Settings page and select custom post types and taxonomies that you would like to add to the search.

I have some problems with the plugin’s work. What Information should I provide to receive proper support?

Please make sure that the problem hasn’t been discussed yet on our forum (https://support.bestwebsoft.com). If no, please provide the following data along with your problem’s description:
– The link to the page where the problem occurs
– The name of the plugin and its version. If you are using a pro version – your order number.
– The version of your WordPress installation
– Copy and paste into the message your system status report. Please read more here: Instruction on System Status

Reviews

Plugin works, but licensing mechanism is insane.

If you’re using this for anything where you need a development, staging, and live environments, forget it. They go to such great lengths to validate your license and then break the plugin, it’s rendering it essentially useless for me even though I bought three separate licenses for all my environments. If they would release a version without this licensing issue and rely a bit more on the decency of people to buy a valid license, maybe I would stay a user.

Installed…Now What?

Ok..so I installed, went to settings where I clicked the checkbox next to my custom post type. Clicked save. Now What???

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Contributors & Developers

“Custom Search by BestWebSoft” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Custom Search by BestWebSoft” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Custom Search by BestWebSoft” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

V1.38 – 25.10.2017

  • Update : Code that is used to connect filters is added only on frontend.

V1.37 – 08.08.2017

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.8.

V1.36 – 14.04.2017

  • Bugfix : Multiple Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability was fixed.

V1.35 – 12.01.2017

  • NEW : Ability to search by term name has been added.

V1.34 – 09.08.2016

  • Update : All functionality for wordpress 4.6 was updated.

V1.33 – 27.06.2016

  • Update : BWS panel section is updated.

V1.32 – 15.03.2016

  • NEW : The Czech language file is added.

V1.31 – 30.11.2015

  • Bugfix : The bug with plugin menu duplicating was fixed.

V1.30 – 25.09.2015

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.3.1.

V1.29 – 06.07.2015

  • New : Ability to restore settings to defaults.
  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V1.28 – 05.06.2015

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
  • Update : The Ukrainian and Russian languages are updated in the plugin.

V1.27 – 15.05.2015

  • NEW : We added checkbox to mark all custom post types in the settings page.
  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.2.2.

V1.26 – 06.03.2015

  • Bugfix : Bugs with syntax error and undefined function were fixed.

V1.25 – 05.03.2015

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V1.24 – 05.03.2015

  • Bugfix : Script file linking was fixed.
  • Bugfix : We added search variable checking to make sure it is not empty in order to avoid conflicts.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.1.1.

V1.23 – 26.12.2014

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.1.

V1.22 – 12.08.2014

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.0-beta3.
  • Bugfix : Security Exploit was fixed.

V1.21 – 23.05.2014

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.9.1.
  • Update : The Ukrainian language is updated in the plugin.

V1.20 – 08.04.2014

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.1.
  • Bugfix : Plugin optimization is done.
  • Bugfix : Problem with including nav_menu types to the search results is fixed.
  • Bugfix : Bug with displaying of custom types of deactiveted plugins is fixed.

V1.19 – 07.02.2014

  • Update : Screenshots are updated.
  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.1.
  • Budfix : Problem with search results in back-end is fixed.

V1.18 – 26.12.2013

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.

V1.17 – 25.11.2013

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
  • Bugfix : The error with argument 2 in function array_merge() is fixed.

V1.16 – 31.10.2013

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.7.1.
  • Update : Activation of radio button or checkbox by clicking on its label.
  • NEW : Add checking installed wordpress version.

V1.15 – 02.10.2013

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.6.1.
  • NEW : The Ukrainian language file is added to the plugin.

V1.14 – 04.09.2013

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.6.
  • Update : Function for displaying BWS plugins section placed in a separate file and has own language files.
  • NEW : Added additional links on the plugin page.

V1.13 – 18.07.2013

  • NEW : Added an ability to view and send system information by mail.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.5.2.

V1.12 – 24.05.2013

  • Bugfix : The error related to undefined variable is fixed.
  • Changed : BWS plugins section.

V1.11 – 06.05.2013

  • Update : The Spanish language is updated in the plugin.

V1.10 – 17.04.2013

  • Update : The English language is updated in the plugin.

V1.09 – 20.02.2013

  • NEW : The Spanish language file is added to the plugin.

V1.08 – 31.01.2013

  • Bugfix : The admin menu bug is fixed.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.5.1.

V1.07 – 21.12.2012

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.5.

V1.06 – 24.07.2012

  • Bugfix : Cross Site Request Forgery bug is fixed.

V1.05 – 10.07.2012

  • NEW : The Hebrew language file is added to the plugin.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.4.1.

V1.04 – 27.06.2012

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.4.

V1.03 – 12.03.2012

  • Changed : BWS plugins section.

V1.02 – 24.02.2012

  • Change : Code which includes styles and scripts is added to the plugin for correct SSL verification.

V1.01 – 21.02.2012

  • NEW : Language files are added to the plugin.