Enhancing WordPress Custom Fields with Search Filtering
Custom fields are an excellent feature in WordPress. They allow you to store any extra information (meta-data) about a post that you may want.
When I first started using WordPress as a content management system, I shied away from them, as I thought they would be difficult to use for end-users (i.e. the client), but as I learned more about customizing the administration panels of WordPress, I began to realize what a powerful addition to a WordPress site they could be.
However, adding the ability to search your posts by custom field is a little tricky; the native search feature of WordPress doesn’t search custom field values.
In this guide, I’ll show you how to work with custom fields and how to make them even more powerful by adding the ability to display and filter them.
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