Code Your Own Autosuggest Enabled Advanced Search WordPress Plugin
Want to add advanced search functionality without depending on third-party plugins or themes? Build your own advanced WordPress Search Plugin with support for autosuggest, custom post types, taxonomies, custom fields, and caching from the ground up.
In this article, I’ll show you how to build an object-oriented plugin to add a shortcode-based advanced search form that can be filtered using custom post types (CPTs), custom taxonomies as well as custom metadata created using Advanced Control Fields (ACF). The search form will also feature an AJAX powered autosuggest, and make good use of WordPress transients to cache results.
While free plugins are a…