Why does 'exclude_from_search' exclude a custom post type from WP_Query?

In WP 3.1, it appears that setting 'exclude_from_search' = TRUE for a custom post type excludes the post type not just from searches on the front-end,[...]

BuddyPress – Search members by name and also by username

Im trying to find a way to set the members search by name and also by username. Now it seems to search only by name. Thanks in advance. [...]

Seperating Custom Post Search Results

I have a site that has a few custom post types. When a customer searches it shows a combination of all the different posts. I’d like to segment the[...]

Better search for WordPress admin backend [on hold]

Is there better search functionality or a plugin for the admin area of posts or custom post types, I would like to be able to search custom fields and[...]

Combine internal search with Google custom search?

I currently have a search box in my sites header, (on every page), which sends the search query to a page called ‘Search’, which uses a template[...]

Search and replace text across all posts

I had used the ZD Video Plugin for WP a long time, and now, since my move to WP 3.0.2, it doesn’t work anymore. To embed a YouTube video using the[...]

Include custom taxonomy term in search

I have two custom taxonomies applied to two custom post types. the terms list on the sidebar just fine and will list all posts associated with it. However,[...]