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Super Search – Custom Post Types


Super Search is a customizable widget which allows you to create search forms for custom post types. Choose which custom post types you want searchable in the form, and voila!

Great for eCommerce sites, or any other site which require searchable custom post types.


Add the EPS: Super Search widget to a widget area, and configure the options:
1. Add a title.
1. Specify a placeholder.
1. Set the button text.
1. Set the template to use (default is search.php – but you may create a custom template in your theme folder to display your results).
1. Select the post types which are searchable using this form.
1. Specify whether users can choose to search just one of your selected searchable post types.


  • Search forms which work with any public custom post types.
  • Specify which search template to use for the results.
  • Users can choose to search just one of your selected searchable post types.

Created by Shawn Wernig Eggplant Studios

This release is compatible with all WordPress versions since 3.0.1 (Tested. Plugin may not work as intended for older versions of WordPress).

This plugin is English only; though it is somewhat language independent.


  • An example widget configuration.


  1. Upload the eps-super-search folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the EPS: Super Search Widget to a widget area, and configure.


Can I filter the available post types?

Yes, use the eps-super-search-post-types filter to further filter the available post types.


February 13, 2017
Using WP v4.7.2, this plugin causes the error “Invalid Post Type” when bulk deleting posts, bulk editing posts or searching posts in the admin. Therefore, you cannot perform these functions unless you disable the plugin. It’s unfortunate because this plugin does exactly what I need and I cannot find another plugin for this function. However I may still continue to use it and just disable it when I need to perform those functions in the admin. This is why I gave it 2 stars instead of 1. I guess this is to be expected when a plugin hasn’t been updated for 2 years.
September 3, 2016
The plugin works great, but I had a few more things that I was hoping that could be done with it so I sent an email over to the developer. I was very impressed that the developer took the time to not only email me back, but send me an updated plugin and help me accomplish everything that I needed to do. Wonderful! Thank you!
September 3, 2016
For all those people looking to limit their search to particular custom post type this is the best and have mulitple different seach via widgets each can be configured to search only one custom post type
September 3, 2016
After hours of searching I found this plugin. I exactly does what it is supposed to do. Great! Thank you.
September 3, 2016
Worked great! Very happy with it and wasn’t hard to use. I hope it stays maintained and updated for years and years to come! Thanks to the dev(s) for making this one!
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Contributors & Developers

“Super Search – Custom Post Types” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Release.