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Include All Post Types in Search

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By default, WordPress search will only show your blog posts. You can also add the other post types in search to expand it.

Instructions: Add the following code to the functions.php file of your WordPress theme to include all post types in your search.


<?php
function pippin_include_post_types_in_search($query) {
	if(is_search() && is_main_query()) {
		$post_types = get_post_types(array('public' => true, 'exclude_from_search' => false), 'objects');
		$searchable_types = array();
		if($post_types) {
			foreach( $post_types as $type) {
				$searchable_types[] = $type->name;
			}
		}
		$query->set('post_type', $searchable_types);
	}
	return $query;
}
add_action('pre_get_posts', 'pippin_include_post_types_in_search');
?>

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