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    I’m creating a photography e-commerce website. I have 200+ images that have already been tagged in Lightroom. Ideally, I’d like to find an efficient workflow to transfer these images into “products” within Flashlight, keeping their tags in the process.

    However, I’ll settle for having to recreate these tags for each individual image, if I can get Search to work on these tags.

    I’ve tried creating a test product from scratch and added some test tags manually, but I can’t get either WooCommerce Product Search or Search Everything ( to search on these tags. They’ll bring back results when I have the keywords in the title or description, just not the tags.

    This seems a bit pointless really: why have the ability to add tags but not be able to search on them?

    Can anyone help please?



    Did you try ? It offers some options which allow you to query custom terms, tags, etc..

    Best regards,



    Hi Peter

    No, I haven’t tried that yet. I’ll give it a go and let you know what the outcome is.

    Thanks for the suggestion.


    Unfortunately that hasn’t worked :-(. Still no search results for my tags.

    I did, however, come across a post related to a different theme which suggested that the way the theme initiates the search could affect search results ( (Purchase code hidden if logged out)(Purchase code hidden if logged out) -work-newbie). I can’t find where this code would be within Flashlight – can you confirm whether this is/isn’t the case?




    You can open woocommerce-config > config.php and find this code

    # echo the excerpt
    function avia_woocommerce_overview_excerpt()
    global $avia_config;

    echo "<div class='product_excerpt'>";
    echo "</div>";

    Not sure if that is what you are looking for.




    Hi and thanks for the suggestion. Unfortuantely I don’t know enough php/CSS to know whether this is what I’m looking for :-(. I don’t see anything in this code snippet that seems to be related to search, so I’d suggest not.

    Is this not something you can try yourself? Create a product with tags and then try to find a way to search against those tags?

    I assume the tags go into a database somewhere – I’m just not sure why search wouldn’t return these results.


    Unfortunately the WordPress standard search is very limited and it’s not possible easily possible to build an advanced search query without good coding/wp skills. Relevanssi works quite good for the products post type (you need to select this post type in the options panel) and I see no reason why it shouldn’t support tags. Maybe ask the author here: if product tags are supported out of the box or not.


    Hi and thanks for your reply. I’ve created a few products and the tags are showing up on the product pages and also under WooCommerce > Products > Tags. Unfortunately they’re still not showing up in search results.

    Maybe I’ve misunderstood something? When you refer to the “Product post type”, can you be more specific about where I can find this in the options panel?


    Hi wolffpower,

    Dude is referring to the Relevanssi plugin as what the theme does is just hook into the actual WordPress Search function. The end result is we really can not modify if the search will pull up Tags. You will need to either use a plugin or look into modifying the WordPress Search with some custom php.



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