Support » Plugin: Search Exclude » Not Hiding A Page – Simple Implementation

  • Resolved luboslives


    Hi there,

    I have a site-wide search form only on our 404 page – nothing special going on, I’m just using get_search_form();

    I’ve looked through my template and I have no other search filtering going on besides

    if ('woocasepro' === $post->post_type) {
        do_action('searchexclude_hide_from_search', array($post->ID), true);

    (To hide product banners)

    I’ve tried sticking do_action('searchexclude_hide_from_search', [27991], true); into that same function, for this specific page ID, but no luck.


    Edit – could it have anything to do with WP5 and the new block editor?

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 12 months ago by luboslives. Reason: Added question about WP5

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  • Plugin Author pronskiy


    Hey there!

    Not sure if I got you, let me clarify. So you have a search page here
    And you want the search results to not show “Existential Dissipation” items.
    So to do that you need to either mark all those items as excluded explicitly. Either from WordPress admin with checkbox, or by passing all IDs as an array to the action.
    Or the better way would be to exclude by post type. I believe in your case it’s ‘product’ or ‘bundle’ maybe. And for that it’s better to use filter, something like:

    add_filter('searchexclude_filter_search', 'filterForProducts', 10, 2);
    function filterForProducts($exclude, $query)
        return $exclude && 'product' === $query->get('post_type');

    Please let me know if this helped you?

    Thread Starter luboslives


    Sorry, no I simply meant that I am trying to hide the Existential Dissipation page from search results – using the plugin as it is intended. And it’s not working for some reason.

    Maybe I need to specify a lower priority inside add_filter() ?

    Plugin Author pronskiy


    Ah, okay, I see. So you don’t need an action for that, just check the corresponding checkbox on that page at admin. And that should work.
    If not, then it’s probably some conflict with other plugins or your theme.
    You may try increasing priority at plugin itself, file wp-content/plugins/search-exclude/search-exclude.php find line and add priority as an additional argument:

    add_filter('pre_get_posts', array($this, 'searchFilter'));

    Although, I don’t think that’s gonna help you. Please contact me by email for assistance:

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