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    loufernando
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    @loufernando

    Hi, I’ve just done a BP layout re-design for a client and we’ve recently discovered that the BP search box function isn’t working correctly. The search results aren’t showing up any results When entering two or three keywords.

    The site is http://www.creativewomenscircle.com.au/members/?search=1

    Does anyone have any ideas or thoughts as to why it would be doing this? Thanks1

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    Renato Alves
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    @espellcaste

    @loufernando I did a simple search and it did returned some results.

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    loufernando
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    @loufernando

    Thanks for your reply @espellcaste.

    There was one member in particular who brought this issue to my attention, so I will use her as an example. Her profile can be seen here http://tinyurl.com/kdk9w2s She was concerned that her profile doesn’t appear in the search results when you search for ‘creative counsellor’, which is mentioned a few times in her profile.

    We need the members profiles to appear correctly in the search results page, otherwise it defeats the purpose of this function.

    Thanks!

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    Renato Alves
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    @espellcaste

    All right, I understand your point and agree. The problem I see is that the search function is related to the searchable information in her profile, not in her profile description, or Bio as you call in your website.

    Some examples to clarify:

    If you search “creative”, it brings her as a possible result.
    If you search “counselling” (not counsellor), it brings her as a possible result.
    And if you search “creative counselling” (what’s actually searchable) you can find it.

    What she is trying to search, creative counsellor, is not searchable and possibly, nobody had used it before. So no match is available.

    Also, if you click in her “Job Title”, you will see exactly what I mean.

    My reason is that you want to add not only the searchable areas but also any text. I’m not sure how to do that, but maybe there is a plugin around WordPress to help.

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    loufernando
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    @loufernando

    Thanks Renato, that makes sense. Hopefully someone might know how to add the text in the profile fields searchable so they appear in the search results.

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    Henry Wright
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    @henrywright

    Hi @loufernando

    Have you thought about using BP Profile Search?

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-profile-search/

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    loufernando
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    @loufernando

    Hi @henrywright, thanks for the suggestion. The site is currently using BP Profile Search but the issue is with the default BP search box where you can search any keywords.

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