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  • Resolved rzharding



    PHP 7.2
    Wordpress 5.1.1
    Better Search 2.2.2 and 2.2.4

    I have been using Better Search for a long, long time. However, Better Search is no longer returning any results. All that is displayed is a blank page without any information on the page. I have no idea when this started. My host, WP Engine, recently upgraded PHP to 7.2.

    For example,
    does not return anything.

    Do you have any clues what might be happening?
    Thank you.

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  • Plugin Author Ajay


    Can you please try to deactivate, then delete the plugin and reinstall it. If you have made any changes to the settings, please make a note of those.

    There could also be an issue that WP Engine as they haven’t liked fulltext indices which Better Search uses.


    It was a problem with search.php from the theme I was using. My host recently upgraded to php 7.2.

    22 PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘new’ (T_NEW) in /nas/content/live/rzharding28/wp-content/themes/satori-Child/search.php on line 16

    line 16
    <h1 class=”page-title”>Search Result for <?php $allsearch = &new WP_Query(“s=$s&showposts=-1″); $key = wp_specialchars($s, 1); $count = $allsearch->post_count; _e(”); _e(‘<span class=”search-terms”>’); echo $key; _e(‘</span>’); _e(‘ — ‘); echo $count . ‘ ‘; _e(‘articles’); wp_reset_query(); ?></h1>

    I removed the & before the “new WP_Query” and the searches are now working again.


    Plugin Author Ajay


    Thanks for confirming this.

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