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Online Shop Wordpress theme by ACME Themes: Category does not work while searching for products.
Add following function to your theme's function.php and category will be counted while searching for products.
* Adds Category taxonomy query to WP search query
* This addition will make the search more relevant
* @param type $query
function search_filter($query) {
if($query->is_search()) {
// category terms search.
if (isset($_GET['product_category']) && !empty($_GET['product_category'])) {
$tax_query = array(
'taxonomy' => 'product_cat',
'terms' => array($_GET['product_category']),
'field' => 'id',
'operator' => 'IN',
$query->tax_query->queries[] = $tax_query;
$query->query_vars['tax_query'] = $query->tax_query->queries;
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