FacetWP Search facetAllow users to filter content by keyword(s).

Available options

Name Description
Search engine Which search engine to use (extra engines appear if SearchWP or our Relevanssi integration add-on is installed).
Placeholder text The default text that appears within the search input. Note: this text is translatable with the facetwp_i18n hook.
Auto refresh Whether to automatically refresh the results while typing.

What gets searched?

By default, search facets use WP Core search, which is limited to searching the post title, excerpt, and post content, but nothing else. It also has no understanding of relevancy.

If you need more flexibility, we integrate with both SearchWP (built-in) and Relevanssi (with our add-on). Both plugins let you search other data (custom fields, taxonomy terms, PDF content, etc) too, and offer a lot of features to make search results more relevant. After installing, new choices will appear in the facet’s Search engine setting.

Limit the number of results

By default, a search facet returns a maximum of 200 results. Override via the following hook:

add_filter( 'facetwp_search_query_args', function( $search_args, $params ) {
    $search_args['posts_per_page'] = -1;
    return $search_args;
}, 10, 2 );

Include draft posts

Similar to the previous example, you can force drafts to appear in search results via the following hook:

add_filter( 'facetwp_search_query_args', function( $search_args, $params ) {
    $search_args['post_status'] = [ 'publish', 'draft' ];
    return $search_args;
}, 10, 2 );

Disable order by relevancy

With a search facet is in use, the results are automatically ordered by relevancy. To disable this feature, add the following code:

add_filter( 'facetwp_use_search_relevancy', '__return_false' );

Add a “Clear” button to a Search facet

How to add a clear input icon to a Search facetCurrently, Search facets do not have a “Clear” button or icon.

If you want to add a clear button/icon to a Search facet’s input box, check out our tutorial on how to accomplish that.

See also