Support » Plugin: Custom Product Tabs for WooCommerce » Does plugin work with WordPress Search function?

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  • Plugin Contributor Evan Herman



    All this plugin does is add additional tabbed content to your Woocomerce products. The data assigned to each tab is attached to the product via post_meta, so the product should infact display on the front end of the site when searching.

    I can do some testing in the coming days to confirm this.


    I’d really appreciate it, thanks Evan. I’m not getting any results back for my searches though unfortunately.

    Hi. I’m experiencing the same issue.
    Content that I place in the custom tabs doesnt show up in search results. This can be normal strings or content generated from a shortcode.

    All my products have a second tab that contains a specification table (built using the tablepress plugin)

    In the tables I have multiple product codes that look like this:


    If I search for any of the above codes when the table is in the standard WooCoomerce description box, they come up in the search results. If I do a search when the table is in a custom tab generated by this plugin, they don’t show up?


    Hi Evan,

    Sorry to nag but have you managed to test this yet? 🙂


    I just found a premium plugin called SearchWP which claims to search for everything, including custom tabs. Haven’t tried it though:

    Plugin Contributor Evan Herman


    Sorry for the long delay in responses. We have been rather busy over here at YIKES.

    I will have to take a second look into this. It is my understanding that the product meta is searchable, but if not will require you to write a custom search query to make things publicly accessible.


    Is there any news on this subject? I also experience that content from tabs doesn’t show up in search results. My client has ISBN numbers in custom tabs for books, when searching for this ISBN number that book doesn’t show up. It’s important though for my client that the books are visible when someone searches for the number.

    Thanks, Marcel

    I tried installing the free WP plugin “Search Everything” and that seems to work!
    In settings I only checked the option “Search every custom field: (metadata)” and after that it imediately worked 🙂
    Hope others might find this useful too.
    Best regards, Marcel

    Plugin Author yikesitskevin


    Hi Marcel,

    Thank you for looking into that and posting! That’s a big help!!


    Hi Kevin,
    Great to hear and happy to help, I’m also glad it worked out for my client’s website 😉 Hope others can use this too.

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