Media search not working (3 posts)

  1. orangeworx
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Based on what I've come across online and on this forum and after attempting practically everything that's mentioned
    here, here & here, my last resort was that confusing if statement...
    if( !is_admin() ) add_filter('pre_get_posts','vibeExcludePages');
    Where does this go? Which .php file to edit? I have to be doing something wrong!

    For the sake of not getting ripped to shreds for not being clear, here are the details:
    - Running WP 3.3.1, clean install w/ minimal plugins:
    - Akismet (self explanatory and no issues I've found about that affect media search)
    - cforms (form plugin, removed from WP repo due to something irrelevant here but also no issues noted)
    - Google XML Sitemaps
    - Hotfix (recommended in one of the previous links)
    - WordPress Importer (data import tool)
    All have been disabled and issue persisted... my logical deduction was that it's the theme that's causing this - just like the other posts.
    I'm using a Parent/Child custom theme that, unfortunately, cannot be dropped as it has cost me in customization (design, coding...) and the headaches of having to deal with incompetence - reason why I'm here now!
    Not to keep side tracking, I attempted to insert the code above in the functions.php (as I came to understand in one of the above posts) of the parent theme first, then the child theme and lastly, both of them at the same time... I put the code at the beginning of the files after the <?php tag. None had any effect, search was still returning 0 results despite there being well over 100)
    So I'm at loss and I'm reposting this same issue - since the other posts had been closed for some time - I hope I've made my explanations clear enough and I truly hope there is an answer to this... seems ridiculous to go over tens of pages looking for a media element

    Thanks for reading this and have a good one,

  2. orangeworx
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Solution still undetermined... Anyone here have some insight or maybe can point me in the right direction?

  3. orangeworx
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It seems to me this is incredibly rare or is incredibly difficult to solve/troubleshoot.
    I tried to revert to twenty ten and search is also not working... I'm beginning to rethink the "it's the theme" theory
    In the hopes someone's had a similar run in or a possibility at a fix


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