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  • Hello.
    I’m wondering if there is a way to search all the wordpress site, Pages and Posts, or if the search features only handle posts? If so are there any workarounds to this?

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  • May be put up a Google search box? It searches throughout the site.

    It only handles posts as of now, though there is a Search Pages plugin/hack for this.

    good ideas both. I’ll look into them.

    I tried to change the classes.php file (it’s in your wp-includes folder) since this is the class that constructs the query that will get your posts esp the function &get_posts(). I don’t really know if this is alright or there’s a safer workaround, but right now it’s working for me.

    I use WP2 and in line 601 of classes.php (in function &get_posts()) I added these 2 lines:

    } elseif ($this->is_search) {
    $where .= ' AND (post_status = "publish" OR post_status = "static")';

    So it goes like this (start from line 595):

    if ( $this->is_attachment ) {
    $where .= ' AND (post_status = "attachment")';
    } elseif ($this->is_page) {
    $where .= ' AND (post_status = "static")';
    } elseif ($this->is_single) {
    $where .= ' AND (post_status != "static")';
    } elseif ($this->is_search) { //added line
    $where .= ' AND (post_status = "publish" OR post_status = "static")'; //added line
    } else {
    $where .= ' AND (post_status = "publish"';
    if (isset($user_ID) && ('' != intval($user_ID)))
    $where .= " OR post_author = $user_ID AND post_status != 'draft' AND post_status != 'static')";
    $where .= ')';


    NB: You also need to customized your search.php file so that after every page you won’t see “Posted in <default_category> | <Comments>”


    Yep, having a plugin for that I think modifying the core files is NOT a good idea. Most users will forget about it and at the next upgrade they’ll cry about borked sites.
    Use or make a plugin 🙂

    Yeah. I thought about it too. I’ve made several plugins myself but I haven’t found a good way for this issue. This is just a pragmatist solution.
    The problem that I have in mind is how am I going to alter the construction of posts from query results made by the function &get_posts() using a plugin. Or maybe a workaround on The Loop? Or maybe I’m just too dumb for this..
    What’s the plugin/hack that have succeded in doing this? I’ve looked around but maybe I missed it somewhere.
    Thanks for the reply.

    I am not a coder, so I don’t have an answer for your questions. Here is the plugin I use in several installs for searching Pages:

    Whoa.. I’ve seen the plugin. And I feel really stupid now. Why didn’t I think of that before? Thanks.

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