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  • I’m using WordPress 3.5.1, theme Custom Community 1.12, bbPress 2.2.4, WPML and Relevanssi 3.1.4. I have the following questions:

    1. what would be the best search tool to use with Relevanssi? I tried using the default Search Widget from WordPress and the bbPress Forum Search widget. The problem with the default WP Search widget is that it will find only posts (no Forums and Topics). The problem with bbPress Forum widget is that it will find everything including both languages I’m using (English & Spanish) at the same time. I tried using the plugin Search bbPress 2.0 with the default WP Search widget and I have the same problem as mentioned before (it finds everything including English and Spanish)

    2. How can I have the search tool to find only content for the active language. I set this option in the Relevanssi setting page by checking Limit results to current language, but it doesn’t work.

    3. How can I prevent the search tool from showing results when I don’t enter any keyword in the search field. The problem is that when I click on Search (using any of the Widgets mentioned above) without any keyword, it will find everything in both languages.

    I tried also with the recommended theme Twenty Ten and I had the same problems. I also tried to remove the query_posts() in the Custom Community search.php page but I didn’t find it.

    Sorry for my long writing but I wanted to give you as much details as possible.

    Thank you in advance for any help.


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  • Plugin Author Mikko Saari


    1. Default search widget should be able to find bbPress forums and topics, if you set Relevanssi to index them. However,

    2. if this doesn’t work either, then there’s a chance your results are not coming from Relevanssi at all.

    3. That’s just WP default behaviour, I believe.

    Anyway, Relevanssi doesn’t officially support bbPress. The newer versions that use custom post types may work, but I think you needed to use the Twenty Ten theme to make it work, and even then it might be flaky.

    Thank you Mikko,

    1. The default search widget won’t find forums and topics unless I have also installed also Search bbPress 2.0. And as you mention that Relevanssi doesn’t officially support bbPress, this may be the reason why this happens. This happens even if I set Relevanssi to index them.

    2. How to know if the result is coming from Relevanssi? The only thing I noticed is that when I have Relevanssi active and remove some words from the search result by using the Stopwords option, Relevanssi works jus fine.

    I installed and tried the Twenty Ten theme but I have exactly the same result.

    Are you planing to make Relevanssi compatible with bbPress?
    What is the option to bbPress you suggest to add forums and that will work with Relevanssi?

    Thank you,

    Plugin Author Mikko Saari


    Try disabling Relevanssi and see if the results change. Or use highlights or search breakdown.

    At the moment I don’t have plans to make Relevanssi work better with bbPress. Last time I looked at it it seemed prohibitively complicated.

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