WP-Filebase Pro hooks into WordPress search so files appear along other posts and pages in the results.

Consider this demo of search results. It displays matching files (File Pages, you can change the appearence under Embed Templates / File Page / Filepage Excerpt), matching posts and at the end the file browser with matching files in a seperate list (you can change the template of this list in Settings / Display / Search Result File List Template).

Note that search includes attached files to a post/page and considers them as a part of the content of this post/page. For example if you search for “screenshot.png” , the page “Embedded Upload Form” appears because it has a matching file attached.

Troubleshooting search

If a file does not appear in the search results as expected follow these steps.

  1. In Dashboard / WP-Filebase / Files use the searchbox at the upper right. If this works, make sure that the option Common / Search Integration is enabled.
  2. In the dashboard click on a file to edit. Below the edit form you’ll find a box listing the keywords used for search. For PDF documents, if keywords are missing install the OCR extension.


9 thoughts on “Search

  1. John Main says:
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    I’m new to your plugin but so far it is everything I need plus plus!
    I do have one problem the “search” widget only searches the category on that page and not all categories. Any suggestions?
    Many thanks.

    1. Fabian says:
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      Hi, can you post a link to your site?
      Otherwise please open a ticket.


  2. R_ashwin says:
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  3. Peter Ferr says:
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    Files are showing up in the search with 0 – Bytes when they are actually there.

    Only administrators can see search results as well.
    Two major issues that render the search useless!
    No response from support for Pro version!

  4. djleft says:
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    i posted a ticket about searching the the cloud based files stored in my dropbox. Is that a possibilty

  5. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
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    Could you lease completed the instruction with tutorial pic to help us follow step by step.

  6. Lee says:
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    Is there a page or a warning message that can be displayed if a user searches for a file that doesn’t exist? Right now it just shows a blank page.

    1. Lee McIntosh says:
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      Haven’t heard anything back. Is there a way to customize the No Results page?

  7. wings says:
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