After spending 12+ hours testing other plugins and trying to make them work the way I wanted, I stumbled upon this one. Thank goodness!
I am appalled that this plugin is on page 5 of WordPress search. It should be on page 1, as it was more useful than many other super popular plugins I tried to use. It goes to show that popularity does not equal efficacy.
There are some things that could be done better, like a shortcode to insert it anywhere, including in theme files, based on custom fields and post types. But, this is not the end of the world. I agree with the other poster that this should be include in native WordPress Search, which pales in comparison to this. Thank you for making this free. 5 stars.
After looking through several improve wordpress search plugins I found this one which is what I was looking for. Simple, light, and easy to use. Enable stopwords, search by tags/categories, match at least one term in the search. Hope they can add exclude specific pages from search option.
Update: After giving the plugin fair use over a period of time there are some bugs(which I have mentioned in support tickets) that need to be worked out in the plugin & def room from improvement. If they work those bugs out this plugin would be perfect.
After trying out a variety of frustratingly complex WP search plugins, I stumbled upon this one. I'm so glad I did - it is perfect for my needs! I just wanted to be able to make taxonomy values searchable, and this JUST WORKS. Allows for sorting by relevancy and term highlighting too, which are bonuses. I can't sing its praises highly enough!
i wanted to sort search results by date and this did it seamlessly
This really is a nice little plugin that works seamlessly with the default WordPress search.
Even with the new WordPress 3.7, this returns better results than the inbuilt search and therefore is a must have.
If you want more bells and whistles there are better options, but this is our new go to plugin!
Been stumbling through this custom field search quagmire issue for too long now: this function, that plugin and none of them worked to my satisfaction, so it comes as surprise to that this plugin pretty much resolves the issue for me.
My compliments to the chef.
I give only 4 stars to the plugin because the results are not so good as some other plugin but it's a very useful plugin for better search results and it should be used as native feature in WP.
Fast, simple to use and efficient.
I used the plugin "Search Everything" for a long time only because it included custom fields. I replaced it with gSearch and my site loads 2 seconds faster, makes more than 15 sql queries less per load. Great plugin.
Keep your good work alive!
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