I am developing a law blog for law students on a WP 3.2.1 installation. I have a search form with a toggable advanced search feature that allows users to search by category, tag, and/or author. I'm using
wp_dropdown_categories() for the first two, and
wp_dropdown_users for authors. To avoid parameter overriding between cats and tags, I'm leaving
cat as the default name attribute for categories and using
tag for tags. For authors, I'm using
author, as this is already in use by WP.
The feature works great when Relevanssi 2.9.11 is deactivated, but when it is activated, the author parameter stops working, and I get the same search results for all values (0, -1, or any other one). The other parameters work well both alone and in combination, except when a parameter is set for author, of course.
I really like the plugin because it expands the reach of the default WP search tool, but I need this feature to work, so if anyone has any idea as to how to solve this, please let me know.
To finish, here are some of my Relevanssi options that might be relevant:
Default operator for search?: AND;
Default order for results: Relevance;
Exclusions and/or Restrictions: None;
Create custom search result snippets: Checked;
Thanks in advance!