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May 10, 2016 at 11:34 pm #193388Morag
I’ve got a large static page which never comes up when I use the search function. Posts come up, the other static page (Home) comes up, but not the static page I really need it to search which has multiple links to pdfs.
Any thoughts on why this might be happening?
MoragMay 10, 2016 at 11:42 pm #193395TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Hmm hard to tell, GP doesn’t do anything with the search function – it’s all WP.
Does the keyword you’re searching appear in the body content of the page?May 11, 2016 at 12:00 am #193398Morag
yesMay 11, 2016 at 12:10 am #193400Morag
If it’s all WordPress and not GeneratePress, I guess I’m looking at a plug-in then. Any suggestions?May 11, 2016 at 10:00 am #193532TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperMay 11, 2016 at 2:58 pm #193615Morag
Sorry, it’s locally hosted at the moment. I could do screenshots. What did you want to see?May 11, 2016 at 11:40 pm #193670TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Just wanted to check out the content etc..
Hard to tell what’s going on, the search field looks into the post content, so if the keyword exists it should work.
Maybe try deactivating your plugins to see if it’s a plugin issue?May 13, 2016 at 6:13 pm #194147Morag
I think it’s not searching parts that are in sections (of pages). I had a huge page of raw words I was working on before splitting it into sections to improve readability. It could find something in the huge page, but not when I made a new page with sections containing the same text. (I installed the Search Everything plugin.)May 13, 2016 at 11:50 pm #194161TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Turn Sections off on the page, then click “Send sections to default editor”.
Then turn Sections back on and save.
That should make your content searchable.May 16, 2016 at 8:38 pm #194754Morag
Thanks, Tom, looks like that fixed it.May 16, 2016 at 11:26 pm #194773
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