Search Categories

Category Search adds the option to display category names in search results. Useful when you have a lot of categories and you want to display them as a part of search results.

Screenshot from using this plugin


Installation & Usage

  1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
  3. Use the Options page to change your options
  4. Use the following code in your theme template most probably Search Results (search.php)
    <?php if (class_exists('CategorySearch')) $CategorySearch->Show(); ?>

    Also, CategorySearch is fully compatible with wp_list_categories()

    This mean you can further tweak the category search results by adding additional parameters. Example:




  • Initial Release

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  1. Apr 13th, 2015 2:11 PM

    很伤心,作者不回复啊。很伤心,作者不回复啊。Screenshot uploaded I hope it speaks more then 1000 words :)

  2. Jun 10th, 2012 4:01 PM

    Is there any way to include category descriptions in the search parameters? What I'd like to do is the following:
    Category name: Fruit
    Category description: Oranges, apples, pears

    When someone searches for 'apples', the 'Fruit' category shows in the results.

    Is this possible with a tweak to the search code?

  3. Ginny
    Feb 17th, 2012 6:30 AM

    I've installed/activated the plugin and added the line of PHP in search.php. Nothing happens at all. WP 3.3.1. Anybody got any advice?

  4. Lucian
    Jan 24th, 2012 12:29 PM

    Is compatible with Collapsing Categories ? On my website don't work
    Please help

  5. Leo
    Mar 15th, 2011 11:46 AM

    Yes this is working with WordPress version 3.

  6. Jonny
    Jan 14th, 2011 11:00 PM

    Hi, does this work on the latest version of WP?

  7. Oct 24th, 2010 8:21 AM to add description on category search?

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