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  • #3215
    dean1111
    dean1111
    Participant

    Hi,

    I just bought Ajax Search Pro and I have a question. Is there a way to force it to only find posts that meet ALL the search terms? Right now, if I input “Jeff Brown, 2014” it brings up things that have 2014 in the categories or custom fields but that DON’T have Jeff Brown in them. Users need to be able to put in multiple search terms and find only posts that have all the search terms, not just some of them. Is this possible?

    Thank you,
    J. Dean

    #3218
    Ernest Marcinko
    Ernest Marcinko
    Keymaster

    Hi!

    Sorry about the late answer, my host had some server issues today.

    So, by default this is possible only on title, content and excerpt fields only. The reason is the speed. However I put together a modified version of the core search class to support this feature for terms and custom fields as well.

    You can change the search logic on the General Options -> Behavior tab: https://i.imgur.com/Q9SGAGa.png

    You should try out all of the variations, one of them should fit your needs.

    As I mentioned before it won’t affect the term and custom field search, unless you apply a modification. Open up the wp-content/plugins/ajax-search-pro/includes/search_content.class.php file and replace it’s contents with this: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=GBAMFNYc

    It should work based on my initial tests on my local test server.

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

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


    #3219
    dean1111
    dean1111
    Participant

    Thank you so much for the modification. I appreciate your time. I’m not sure where I’m going wrong but I am testing with two search terms that I know should bring up at least one result and I’m getting nothing at all. I’ve tried many different variations of settings and still no luck. I suppose this plugin just isn’t right for my needs. Is there any possibility of getting a refund?

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