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    Yaniv Ozana

    Hello there,
    I am looking for a way to change the type of search at run time, so the user will have an option to select:
    Either search by category, Or
    Search by name

    Is there a filter or an action I can hook to change the search form behaviour?

    Thank you so much for your kind help.

    Ernest Marcinko
    Ernest Marcinko


    Well, currently there is no front-end selector for enabling/disabling the search in taxonomy terms, but there are ones for choosing to search in title/content – so maybe I can suggest a possible setup and a small code snippet to covert those selectors for title/category.

    I have made a test setup, that displays a drop-down filter of the ‘Search in title’ and ‘Search in content’ selectors, and the ‘Search in content’ selector is converted to a term only search via a small code snippet:

    1. Use this setup on the front-end options panel:
    2. Add this custom code to the functions.php in your theme/child theme directory (copy from line 3 only!). Before editing, please make sure to have a full site back-up just in case!

    This should do the trick, or at least help you get to the right direction.

    Ernest Marcinko

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