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JetSearch: How to Enable Search for Specific Taxonomies

 

This tutorial will reveal how to enable search only for specific taxonomies using the JetSearch plugin available for Elementor and Block Editor.

Tutorial requirements: 

Specific taxonomies enable the user to look for the specified information. As for the developer or page creator, this option helps to order the search results with a specific area, such as a particular category or a definite format. Let’s dive deeper with the help of the JetSearch widget.

We’ll look into the inner structure and learn how to set the needed options.

This tutorial includes information about enabling search algorithms only for selected taxonomies. As a result, it will show the results from posts or pages only. It depends on your setting choice.

Adjusting Taxonomies in Elementor Page Builder

While working with the AJAX Search widget, you should go to the Content section and open the Search Form block. Here enable Categories List.

After showing the list, you might see a Taxonomy dropdown with needed terms, such as categories, tags, and formats.

A little lower, type in the desired text in the Select Placeholder field to change the default “All Categories” value.

taxonomy field in elementor

Also, you can adjust the remaining settings to customize the search further. Optionally, move to the Search Query section.

Activate the Search in taxonomy terms switcher. It will enable the search among names of the specified Taxonomies.

search in taxonomy terms activated in elementor

Here you are. Let’s see if the search functions correctly. Save all changes by pushing the “Publish/Update” button and check the result.

If we type in “Germany” and specify the city as “Berlin,” it will show results concerning only the typed text and specified taxonomy.

taxonomy in the search field built with elementor

Or, if we complete the search bar with the city name, it will also find the needed tours. It will show the items related to the current “City” taxonomy.

taxonomy search on the elementor made page

Adjusting Taxonomies in Block Editor

The same steps can be repeated if you prefer working with the Block Editor. 

Initially, enable the Show Categories List toggle and specify the needed taxonomy in the corresponding field.

You can complete the Select Placeholder field as well.

taxonomy field in block editor

Head to the Search Query section if you want to activate the search in taxonomy terms by switching on the mentioned toggle.

Finally, click the “Publish” button to see the page on the front end.

search in taxonomy terms activated in gutenberg

Now it’s possible to classify your search content with any parameter you want.

taxonomy in the search field built with gutenberg

Don’t forget that now you can also search by the city name to find the needed post.

taxonomy search on the gutenberg made page

From now on, you know how to enable the taxonomies as a criterium for the search conducted with the AJAX Search widget/block available with the JetSearch plugin for WordPress.