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How to Set the Search Only for Specific Post Types

How to Set the Search Only for Specific Post Types

This tutorial explains what steps you need to take to set the Search only for specific post types with the JetSearch plugin for Elementor and Gutenberg.

Before you start, check the tutorial requirements:

  • Elementor (Free version) or Block editor (Gutenberg);

  • JetSearch plugin installed and activated;

  • JetEngine plugin installed and activated with Custom Post Types built (or WordPress posts).

Sometimes you want to arrange the search results so that in the corresponding field, there are posts only. It’s easy to perform, especially with the JetSearch plugin. All you need is to follow the given manual.

Setting Search Only for Specific Custom Post Types in Elementor

Place the AJAX Search widget and head to the Search Query block. Here you can see settings for arranging search results. Moreover, you can range the results by the chosen parameter, such as data or relevance, etc.

Navigate to the Source option. Select the needed option — for instance, WordPress “Posts” or other custom post type. 

Press the “Publish” button to make the page live.

ajax search query section in elementor

Setting Search Only for Specific Custom Post Types in Gutenberg

The same settings are available for the Block Editor. Just open the page and place the AJAX Search block on it.

Then select the source of the search in the Search Query section.

Pay attention that you can also customize the style settings in Gutenberg. To do so, you can install and activate the JetStyleManager plugin and press the brush-shaped icon in the editor.

Hit the “Publish” button once you specify the source and finish all customizations.

ajax search query section in block editor

Now check whether the search works correctly on the front page.

search results on the front end

Now you can make it real to set the search for posts only.

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