How to Create Global Search in BuddyPress

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If you are running BuddyPress based websites OR planning to develop, then this tutorial will help you. Keep your close attention in this tutorial. In this tutorial, In this tutorial, I will explain how to create BuddyPress global search in your BuddyPress based websites.

There is a WordPress plugin named “BuddyPress Global Search”, which will help you to create a global search in your websites. It is 100% free for a lifetime with free plugin support.

BuddyPress Global Search

buddypress-global-search-banner Download Live Demo

This plugin will allow your users to search through every BuddyPress component including WordPress posts and WordPress pages. After activating this plugin it will instantly search your entire BuddyPress site and be returning the results in a native interface right on your defaults template automatically styled by BuddyPress to fit with your theme.

How to Configure BuddyPress Global Search

Installation of this plugin is easy as you install other plugins. If you have just started with WordPress then read: How to install a WordPress plugin. After activated, go to the Settings => BP Global Search option and configure which components should be searchable from front-end. You can also adjust the CSS code of your theme to make the search results more pretty.

Below are some screenshots which explain to you how to configure this plugin after activated in your BuddyPress based websites.

Admin - set which components should be searchable

live dropdown showing results from all BuddyPress components

Over to You

If you still need any help to configure the BuddyPress Global Search in your website, feel free to add your comment in below comment section. I will be happy to help you in configure this plugin in your BuddyPress based website. Do you like & share this article with your friends, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn cool WordPress tutorials.

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About: Prem Tiwari

Prem Tiwari is the founder of and is a professional developer who has vast experience in PHP and open source technologies. Apart from this, he is a blogger by hobby.

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