How To Modify WordPress Default Search Functionality

WordPress Default Search Functionality only searches all titles and content type data.

In this article learn how to search particular post type data.


=> Firstly We can add a search form using get_search_form() function.


=> We can use the pre_get_posts() action that lets you filter the post type data.

=> pre_get_posts() function that makes possible to modify existing WP_Query, and add new custom WP_Query in child theme functions.php file.

For example, the Below code searches only for Woocommece products data.

add_filter( 'pre_get_posts', 'custom_pre_get_posts' );
function custom_pre_get_posts( $query ) {
    if ( is_search() ) {
        $query->set('post_type', 'product');
    return $query;



How to search multiple post-type data.

For example, the below code searches for multiple post type data:

add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'search_filter_multiple_post_type');
function search_filter_multiple_post_type( $query ) {
    if ( is_search() ){
        $query->set( 'post_type', array(
        ) );
  return $query;



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