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JetSearch. How to exclude certain terms and posts in Ajax Search widget search query

This tutorial provides you with a detailed guide about how to set search excluding certain terms and posts using JetSearch Ajax Search widget.

You can customize the search results with the Ajax Search widget of JetSearch plugin.
It is possible to exclude certain terms and even posts, in which the search will be implemented, by setting a certain search query in the widget.

Excluding certain terms and posts in a search query

1 Step — Working in Elementor editor

Open the page, where you are going to add a search option in Elementor. In the widgets panel find the Ajax Search widget and transfer it to a certain section on the page.

Ajax Search widget

2 Step — Adjusting Widget Settings

In the widget’s settings go to the Search Query block and specify the source (the search areas), where the search will be made over. Then, there are two options: Include and Exclude. Click on the Exclude one and determine the certain terms and if you need the specific posts right here.

In our example, we have default posts with different tags. We want to exclude search in the posts with the Business tag and in the particular post, which has Business and Web tags.

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search-query-exclude

3 Step — Checking on the frontend

After that, save the settings and let’s go to take a look at search process on the page.

exclude-search-sample

Everything is done! Now you know how to exclude some terms and posts in a search query with the Ajax Search widget.