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[resolved] Search just shows all topics or forums - am I missing something? (4 posts)

  1. Morgan Kay
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I installed the search widget, but when I search for something, the search results show all topics or forums. This is just a development site with only a few things in the forums at the moment:
    http://ibs.alchemycs.com/community/forum/
    No matter what I put in the search box, the search results show all of the topics or forums. Is there something I need to configure somewhere?

    Thanks!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress-search-widget/

  2. daveshine (David Decker)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Morgan Kay:
    Oh sorry for the big delay!

    I know your issue and it's somehow a problem with some themes/frameworks and their implementing of a search results page. To complicate things even more their are some issues with the bbPress templating for search results. I've been collecting patches and user feedback for the last few months and weeks and might finally address all of these things in a new version of the plugin.

    In the meantime you can use these 2 free plugins that might help you:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/relevanssi/
    --> Can fine tune your search results, sorting chronologically - and it works for custom post types like bbPress uses them

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-bbpress/
    --> this plugin is especially for bbPress 2.x and should work really fine - it doesn't use a select drop down for forum/topic types and it combines forum results with results from your whole WP powered site. But all in all it's a great plugin!

    I hope this helps for now!

    Of course, I'll notify also here in the forum if a new version of my plugin becomes available.

    Thanx for using or trying out my plugin!
    -Dave :)

  3. Morgan Kay
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, Dave!

    I'm actually using Relevansii for search on the rest of the site, so I'll try Search bbPress for the forums. Thanks, and good luck as you continue to develop your plugin!

  4. daveshine (David Decker)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there, I just update the plugin to version 1.1 and hopefully it works for you now better. We changed/improved a few things. Hope you like it.

    Thanx, Dave :)

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