Alternate word searches

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    Tony Goodrow
    Tony Goodrow

    Can you point me in the right direction for creating alternative word searches such as, for example, a search for roster would be treated as a search for schedule?


    Ernest Marcinko
    Ernest Marcinko


    If I understand correctly, You want to replace specific words by alternatives. The only possible way right now is to add a custom filter function to modify the input text silently before it hits the database. A possible function would be:

    add_filter('asp_search_phrase_after_cleaning', 'asp_alternate_words', 1, 1);
    function asp_alternate_words( $s ) {
      // An array of the originals you want to replace
      $originals = array(
      /* Array of the alternatives
       * .. must be the same number as the originals
       * "word1" is replaced with "alt1"
       * "word2" is replaced with "alt2" etc..
       * */      
      $alternatives = array(
      return str_replace($originals, $alternatives, $s);

    Put this to your themes functions.php file. As you can see from the code comments you can add as many words and replacements as you need.

    Ernest Marcinko

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