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Include Password Protected Posts in Search Results

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Are you looking for a way to include password protected posts in the search results of your website? While password protected posts are only visible to logged in users, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to display password protected posts in search results to everyone including users that are not logged in.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

add_filter( 'posts_search', 'include_password_posts_in_search' );
function include_password_posts_in_search( $search ) {
	global $wpdb;
	if( !is_user_logged_in() ) {	
		$pattern = " AND ({$wpdb->prefix}posts.post_password = '')";
		$search = str_replace( $pattern, '', $search );
	}
	return $search;
}

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.

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Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. Very nice, it’s just I wanted

  2. Daily Tip: How to Show Password-Protected Posts in WordPress Search Results October 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm

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