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I noticed that the Pagelines search only shows results for content published in a standard post or page. However, I am creating a site layout that heavily uses sections and other post types including Banners, Boxes, Highlights, Hero Units, and ContentBox. None of the content published in these are being found via the search. This is a HUGE problem!

The ideal result should be that if any given Page displays content from a Box, ContentBox, etc., that the Search should show this Page (not just the Box, etc) in the results.

Can anyone help out with a solution?

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This issue has never been addressed before, but you make a good point. I don't know how the PageLines search is built into the theme, but I can find out if it would be possible to incorporate other sections into the search.

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Designer | Catrina Dulay

Founder | Catrina and Mouse

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I appreciate your clarification and link. That might work for custom post types, but what about sections (e.g. ContentBox)?

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banners, features etc are all custom post types, but no the contentbox will not be searchable, the content in it is not an actual post.

Its actually stored in the post_meta table. I dont think there is anyway to adapt the wp search for that.

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TourKick (Clifford P)

Relevanssi plugin (a free version) replaces WP default search and can index custom fields (i.e. post_meta for contentbox ??? maybe, haven't tried it)


Hope it helps.

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I found a solutions with the Swiftype Plugin. It works like Google Custom Search where it crawls the site and builds the search results based on the whole page content resulting in searching the from content in sections and boxes. The search returns the page the section or box is on.

I have it on a staging site right now so I haven't gotten into customizing the search results through Swiftype. There are some nice features.

And, you do need to sign up for Swiftype but it is free.

Ellen Moore

Pagelines Developer

www.elsue.com www.betterdms.com

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