How To Filter Post Types From Search Results in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to filter post types from search results? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to filter post types from search results in WordPress.


Add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin.

function filter_post_type($query) {
    if ($query->is_search) {
        $query->set('post_type', array('post','CUSTOMTYPE'));
    return $query;

This snippet will only search posts and a custom post type called CUSTOMTYPE. You will want to edit the array in line 3 to include the custom post types you want to include.

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 9 best WordPress accordion plugins and how to set up author tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics.

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