BuddyBoss Platform

Network Search

Activating and configuring Network Search in the BuddyBoss Platform is easy. This allows you to search everything within the network including all BuddyBoss social content and any custom post types, all in an autocomplete drop-down.

NOTE: The out-of-the-box WordPress search only works for WordPress pages and blog posts.

Activating and configuring the Network Search for your BuddyBoss website

Activating the Network Search component for the BuddyBoss Platform, allows you to search everything which includes the BuddyBoss social groups, members, pages, posts, forums, media, documents, custom post types and all the content posted by users. 

To activate the Network Search component:

  1. Go to WordPress Dashboard > BuddyBoss > Components.
  2. Mark the checkbox for Network Search and then click Activate.
Network Search - Activating Network Search for BuddyBoss Platform
Network Search – Activating Network Search for BuddyBoss Platform

To configure the Network Search:

You can configure what content to search through for the Network Search component. To configure it.

  1. Go to WordPress Dashboard > BuddyBoss > Settings > Search.
  2. Mark the preferred content type checkbox for the BuddyBoss components to search through.
Network Search - Configuring Network Search for BuddyBoss Platform components
Network Search – Configuring Network Search for BuddyBoss Platform components
  1. Mark the preferred content type checkbox for the WordPress Pages and Posts to search through.
  2. Mark the checkbox to enable the autocomplete dropdown when a user starts typing into the search inputs. Also, enter the number of search results to display in the dropdown.
Network Search - Configuring the auto-complete setting for the Network Search
Network Search – Configuring the auto-complete setting for the Network Search
  1. Click the Save Settings button.

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