Support » Plugin: Pods - Custom Content Types and Fields » Search and autolink

  • Resolved Allrounders



    I’m using this plugin to make plant/herb and recipe website.
    There will be a lot of info, so I’ll need a good search functionality.
    Can you recommend a custom post search plugin that works well with this one?

    The ideal result would be a page where there is 3 sections of results, one per custom post type.

    Is there a way to make automatic links to for example other recipes (Custom post types) withe the same ingredients (meta box)?


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  • Plugin Author Jim True


    Since these are custom post types, most search plugins that work with custom post types will also work with Pods.

    If you’re looking for that kind of custom capabilities (different areas with each type of post), you’re either looking at re-coding the results of your search results within PHP. Easy Pods with Caldera Forms might be able to help there or Facet WP or possibly the Conductor Plugin. All of the above plugins work with Pods, but I think for a results page with different sections, you’re going to have to create some kind of template for your search results to display in. We don’t handle that directly within Pods and I’m not sure of a Search plugin that also does that.

    As to creating ‘automatic’ links, unless it’s a custom taxonomy and you’re using get_term_list from WordPress, nothing is going to create ‘automatic’ links for you. You can, however, create a loop (or insert a shortcode) that will output the list of recipes that have the same ingredients and then create a custom template (or a Pods Template) that will include the link to the recipe.

    We give some of that instruction on the following video:

    If you have any additional questions, please open a support ticket at or join us on our Slack Chat at and we’ll try to point you in the right direction.


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