Simple and useful tool for the people who want to to extend search functionality of their website but don’t want to spend their time on customization. This plugin allows to add a custom post type. Great solution for the beginners as well as for more advanced users.

Requires WordPress at least: 3.8

Brief Overview
Purchase, Installation, Configuration Tutorial
Instruction on Installation

View a Step-by-step Instruction on Custom Search Pro Purchase, Installation, Configuration

Features

Description Free Pro
Add selected custom post types to the search. xicons_yes xicons_yes
Exclude from the search types “post” and “page” xicons_no xicons_yes
Display search results according to the order in the list of post types on the settings page xicons_no xicons_yes
Search by type of current single post xicons_no xicons_yes
The answer to the question from support within one business day (More info) xicons_no xicons_yes

If you have a feature, suggestion or idea you’d like to see in the plugin, we’d love to hear about it! Suggest a Feature

Translation

* Czech (cs_CZ) (thanks to PaMaDeSSoft, www.pamadessoft.cz)
* Russian (ru_RU)
* Spanish (es_ES) (thanks to Fernando De León)
* Ukrainian (uk)
Some of these translations are not complete. We are constantly adding new features which should be translated. If you create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text in PO and MO files for BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

Technical support

Dear users, our plugins are available for free download. If you have any questions or recommendations regarding the functionality of our plugins (existing options, new options, current issues), please feel free to contact us. Please note that we accept requests in English only. All messages in other languages won’t be accepted. If you notice any bugs in the plugins, you can notify us about it and we’ll investigate and fix the issue then. Your request should contain URL of the website, issues description and WordPress admin panel credentials. Moreover we can customize the plugin according to your requirements. It’s a paid service (as a rule it costs $40, but the price can vary depending on the amount of the necessary changes and their complexity). Please note that we could also include this or that feature (developed for you) in the next release and share with the other users then. We can fix some things for free for the users who provide translation of our plugin into their native language (this should be a new translation of a certain plugin).

  1. 1. Upload the folder custom-search-pro or custom-search-plugin to the directory /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. 2. Activate the plugin via the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. 3. Plugin settings are available in “BWS Panel”->”Custom Search”/”Custom Search Pro”.

View a Step-by-step Instruction on Custom Search Installation.

Instruction on Installation

Usage

Go to the Settings page and select custom types that you would like to add to the search.

I have some problems with the plugin’s work. What Information should I provide to receive proper support?

Please make sure that the problem hasn’t been discussed yet on our forum (http://support.bestwebsoft.com). If no, please provide the following data along with your problem’s description:

  1. 1. the link to the page where the problem occurs
  2. 2. the name of the plugin and its version. If you are using a pro version – your order number.
  3. 3. the version of your WordPress installation
  4. 4. copy and paste into the message your system status report. Please read more here: Instruction on System Status

Custom Search Pro changelog:

V1.0.5 – 27.06.2016

* Update : BWS panel section is updated.

V1.0.4 – 15.03.2016

* NEW : The Czech language file is added.
* New : Ability to add custom styles.

V1.0.3 – 30.11.2015

* Bugfix : The bug with plugin menu duplicating was fixed.
* Update : Drag&drop functionality on mobile was fixed.

V1.0.2 – 25.09.2015

* NEW : Ability to display featured image of post on search pages.
* NEW : Ability to change post excerpt length on search pages.

V1.0.1 – 08.07.2015

* New : Ability to restore settings to defaults.

V1.0.0 – 05.06.2015

* NEW : Release of Custom Search Pro by BestWebSoft plugin.

Custom Search Free changelog:

V1.33 – 27.06.2016

* Update : BWS panel section is updated.

V1.32 – 15.03.2016

* NEW : The Czech language file is added.

V1.31 – 30.11.2015

* Bugfix : The bug with plugin menu duplicating was fixed.

V1.30 – 25.09.2015

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.3.1.

V1.29 – 06.07.2015

* New : Ability to restore settings to defaults.
* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V1.28 – 05.06.2015

* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
* Update : The Ukrainian and Russian languages are updated in the plugin.

V1.27 – 15.05.2015

* NEW : We added checkbox to mark all custom post types in the settings page.
* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.2.2.

V1.26 – 06.03.2015

* Bugfix : Bugs with syntax error and undefined function were fixed.

V1.25 – 05.03.2015

* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V1.24 – 05.03.2015

* Bugfix : Script file linking was fixed.
* Bugfix : We added search variable checking to make sure it is not empty in order to avoid conflicts.
* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.1.1.

V1.23 – 26.12.2014

* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.1.

V1.22 – 12.08.2014

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.0-beta3.
* Bugfix : Security Exploit was fixed.

V1.21 – 23.05.2014

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.9.1.
* Update : The Ukrainian language is updated in the plugin.

V1.20 – 08.04.2014

* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.1.
* Bugfix : Plugin optimization is done.
* Bugfix : Problem with including nav_menu types to the search results is fixed.
* Bugfix : Bug with displaying of custom types of deactiveted plugins is fixed.

V1.19 – 07.02.2014

* Update : Screenshots are updated.
* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.1.
* Bugfix : Problem with search results in back-end is fixed.

V1.18 – 26.12.2013

* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.

V1.17 – 25.11.2013

* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
* Bugfix : The error with argument 2 in function array_merge() is fixed.

V1.16 – 31.10.2013

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.7.1.
* Update : Activation of radio button or checkbox by clicking on its label.
* NEW : Add checking installed wordpress version.

V1.15 – 02.10.2013

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.6.1.
* NEW : The Ukrainian language file is added to the plugin.

V1.14 – 04.09.2013

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.6.
* Update : Function for displaying BWS plugins section placed in a separate file and has own language files.
* NEW : Added additional links on the plugin page.

V1.13 – 18.07.2013

* NEW : Added an ability to view and send system information by mail.
* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.5.2.

V1.12 – 24.05.2013

* Bugfix : The error related to undefined variable is fixed.
* Changed : BWS plugins section.

V1.11 – 06.05.2013

* Update : The Spanish language is updated in the plugin.

V1.10 – 17.04.2013

* Update : The English language is updated in the plugin.

V1.09 – 20.02.2013

* NEW : The Spanish language file is added to the plugin.

V1.08 – 31.01.2013

* Bugfix : The admin menu bug is fixed.
* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.5.1.

V1.07 – 21.12.2012

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.5.

V1.06 – 24.07.2012

* Bugfix : Cross Site Request Forgery bug is fixed.

V1.05 – 10.07.2012

* NEW : The Hebrew language file is added to the plugin.
* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.4.1.

V1.04 – 27.06.2012

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.4.

V1.03 – 12.03.2012

* Changed : BWS plugins section.

V1.02 – 24.02.2012

* Change : Code which includes styles and scripts is added to the plugin for correct SSL verification.

V1.01 – 21.02.2012

* NEW : Language files are added to the plugin.

Here you can download the free version of Custom Search plugin.

Download from WordPress
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Help & Support

In case you have any questions, or if there is an issue you want to discuss, please visit our Support Forum.


19 comments

  1. rexleekl

    after selected what are searchable, how to use this plugin??? how to display the search box or displaying the result??? many thanks.

    • bws_lvp

      Hello,

      Our plugin allows to add necessary parameters to standard WordPress search but not more. As far as we understand, it is necessary to activate the certain widget in the admin panel in order to see the search form. Everything depends on the theme.

  2. paarami

    i installed this plugin & i set its setting options but its not appearing on site, where i can see out put of that plugin..pls reply for same, thanks

    • bws_lvp

      Hello Paarami,

      You saved the changes on the plugin settings page. Then go to the search form and try to find the custom post type by its title.

      Kind regards.

  3. MikeyBoi

    I recently installed and activated the plugin and cannot find where to set up my contact form.

    I have a selection for BWS Plugins button on the screen. There is a selection for contact form, but nothing is there that allows me to create a form. Just the basic settings.

    When I create a new post or page, I see nothing there as well. Am I missing something>

    • bws_lvp

      Hello Mikey,

      If you would like to add the Contact Form to your website, just copy
      and paste this shortcode to your post or page or widget:
      [contact_form] or [contact_form lang=en]

      Kind regards

  4. Felipe

    Hi,
    It is possible to call the search directly on .php code?

    • bws_lvp

      Hello Felipe,

      What exactly do you want to make? What exactly do you want to implement with help of insertion in php file?

      Kind regards

  5. msoonku

    can i change theme without loosing the website content?
    if yes how do i go about it?

  6. semih

    Very Nice

  7. massi013

    Hi!i’ve installed your plugin, but when i search a custom field (example: “300”, that is a code of post) i don’t find the post, like if the plugin isn’t installed or configured. I have configured it in the setting, checking custom filed “code”. How can i do?

    Sorry for my english.

    • Anna

      Hi,

      “example: “300”, that is a code of post” – posts are searched not by their code, but for example, by title (like in standard WP search service).
      “when i search a custom field” – if it is not a custom post, but а custom field, you need our plugin Custom fields Search http://bestwebsoft.com/plugin/custom-fields-search/

      Sincerely

  8. djcochano

    mucha gracias

  9. mohamed

    good

  10. Christian

    [Reposting my comment in Right place 🙂 ]
    Hi,
    I think you should add a check for !is_admin() in function cstmsrch_searchfilter because the way WordPress handles the query in admin. WordPress adds the post_type value to a hidden input in the search form and due to your plugin setting post_type as an array, the next search is a WordPress error “Wrong article type”.
    Hope it is understandable. 🙂
    Just to make it clearer. To see the error: In the posts page of the admin panel make a search, and in the search results page make another search. You will get an error page.
    Cheers,
    Christian.

    • Anna

      Hi Christian,

      Thank you for drawing our attention to this problem, the necessary changes will be made in the next update of the plugin.

      Sincerely

  11. Ron U

    great plug ins and very easy to use for a beginner.

  12. naresh

    good

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