Search not working on custom fields that are inside of a custom post.

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  • #3082
    ocx
    ocx
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    My website uses a lot of posts with a custom post type called product. Each post has a lot of custom fields / metaboxes in it. The search is not crawling any of these fields. Here’s an example:
    http://dev.mothic.com/medallion/product/snowmobiles/.

    Each text item on this page is a custom field on the product custom post.

    The plugin does not seem to be crawling any of the interior text. Even if I add custom fields included in the settings.

    Is there something I’m missing? How do I get it to search custom fields in a custom post?

    • This topic was modified 7 years, 6 months ago by ocx ocx. Reason: added website login info
    #3084
    Ernest Marcinko
    Ernest Marcinko
    Keymaster

    Hi!

    I can’t see the search anywhere on that page, could you please link me to a page where the search is active?

    Also, could you please edit your initial post and add temporary admin and ftp details? I would like to do some debugging with the plugin to see if this is a bug or something else.

    Which search phrases do not work? Could you please tell a few, and possibly some of the expected results? I will try those then.

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #3112
    ocx
    ocx
    Participant

    Greetings,

    I added ftp and wp login info to the original post.

    Here is a test page for the search:
    http://dev.mothic.com/medallion/ajax-search-test/.

    I use the search phrase ‘Gauge’ for instance because that is on the Snowmobile product custom post. (http://dev.mothic.com/medallion/product/snowmobiles/)

    So to summarize: Gauge is in a custom field on a custom post type. It seems to me that the plugin does not seem to crawl custom fields in custom posts.

    #3183
    ocx
    ocx
    Participant

    Hi, I never got a response to this ticket. Any luck?

    #3188
    Ernest Marcinko
    Ernest Marcinko
    Keymaster

    Sorry about the late response, I had a few busy days behind me. I’ll check on this issue right now.

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #3189
    Ernest Marcinko
    Ernest Marcinko
    Keymaster

    Hi again!

    The problem was that no custom fields were actually selected to search on the general options page, so I examined a product and added a few related custom fields to search: https://i.imgur.com/3hVdeR9.png

    Also I see you use a custom field as well to store images, so I changed the image settings according to that. The post content field is empty for this custom post type, so I chaned the description field to the “prod_featured_text”: https://i.imgur.com/kfYMjQI.png

    This way both images and a proper description will show 😉

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #3206
    ocx
    ocx
    Participant

    Hi Ernest,

    Thanks so much! I know that’s above and beyond what normal support is, so I appreciate that a lot.

    What’s odd is I swear I did this stuff before on a previous demo page but I could never get them to pull.

    One last question. I recall in the old version of the plugin you used to have an off canvas style sidebar layout that popped out of the right side of the screen. Was I imagining this or does this layout still exist? Any way to find it again? Thank you!

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