Extends WordPress search engine to taxonomies, custom fields and media, sorts results by relevance or date, and more. Simple and clean!
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 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!
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.
Another simple plugin, easy to use.
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