Custom post types are not included in the WordPress search results by default – adding this snippet to your functions.php creates a function that allows specific custom post types to be queried and searched by WordPress.

Add this to your functions.php file.

   add_filter( 'pre_get_posts', 'custom_post_type_search' );
   function custom_post_type_search( $query ) {
      if ($query->is_search) {
         $query->set('post_type', array( 'post', 'mycustomposttype1', 'mycustomposttype2', 'mycustomposttype3'));
   return $query;


  1. Hello,

    Thank you for your code, do you know how I can also add the CPT taxonomies in the search?
    With this code, I can search my CPT but not the categories within.

    Thanks a lot for your help.

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