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  • The plugin fulfills separately or promised.

    It does a search in the fields of the ACF, however, only in one field.

    Eg: If you have an X and Y field, and type in the search field two words that are each in one of these fields. it will not return the posts that have the words in each field. These posts will be excluded from the result.

    If the post has 2 separate words one in each field, this post should be included in the result.

    For it to return something, like two words must be like two in the same field, or you must search for only one word.

    Don’t solve my problem.

    • This topic was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by delaitec.
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  • Plugin Author Mateusz Gbiorczyk


    Hi @delaitec,

    Thank you for your message and harsh opinion.

    Let me refer to your review. If you searched for different words in different fields it could lead to returning results that are not true. Imagine, for example, the phrase black and white.

    The plugin allows you to search for the entire phrase or individual words in a given field. If we were looking for individual words of the phrase among all fields using this query would be very slow. They would have to be extensively expanded. Unfortunately, this is the logic of a database in WordPress and has its limitations.

    So meeting your expectations we would get a lot of false results and a much slower query. As a plugin author, I need to take care of most users. I hope that you understand me.

    Hello, Thanks for the feedback.

    I understand that you think about performance, but how about offering options where the user chooses how to search, even if they are slow?

    As I said, the search method for the plugin is not accurate enough, I’m looking for something to solve my problem, slow or not.

    I hope that in the future you will be able to resolve this issue.

    A quick search that returns nothing is meaningless.

    There is no such thing for WordPress you would need to use a 3rd party search that indexes your entire site and caches all possible results and user search, thing is most are paid you can also uses google and integrate it into your site if you do not have money for a a paid solution

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