One of the things people have been less than fond about as regards WordPress has been it’s search functionality.
This has become even more of an issue when it comes to WordPress Multisite and BuddyPress as there’s simply no way to search across all the blogs on your entire site… that is, until now.
This plugin utilizes our powerful post indexer plugin to provide you with full indexing of all the posts, from across all blogs, that you can then simply search through.
All you have to do is install the Global Search plugin (make sure Post indexer is installed) and it should auto create a page called “Site Search” for you where anyone can search through all your blogs.
And it’s pretty search too, including all the avatars of the blogs where search terms come up :) Here it is in Norwegian:
No coding required!
And, on the off chance the page isn’t auto created all you need to do is create a page with the slug “site-search” without the quotes.
And if you want to put the search form on another page, just lift it out of the site search page and you should be good.
Happy searching :)
Other plugin options to find content across your site include:
1. Blog Directory plugin – creates a Blog Directory page on your homepage
which allows users to easily locate blogs on your entire site
2. Members Directory plugin – creates a Members Directory page on your homepage
which allows users to easily locate users on your entire site
3. Global Site Tags – allows you to simply display a global tag cloud for your
entire WordPress MU site
Don’t forget for Global Site Search, you’ll also need to harness the power of our post indexer plugin.