[wp-hackers] search_query in a plugin

scribu mail at scribu.net
Fri Oct 8 16:27:08 UTC 2010

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 7:02 PM, Dhanushka Samarakoon <dhanu80 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> The following piece of code works inside a template file.
>    <?php
>         $search_query = new WP_Query();
>         $search_posts = $search_query->query('s=computer');
>         echo sizeof($search_posts);
>    ?>
> But it doesn't work inside a plugins php file. Does anyone know what
> changes
> I should make to get that piece of code work inside a plugin?
> Thanks.

This is really more of a support question.

Add this line to wp-config.php and you should see an error message:

define('WP_DEBUG', true);

Also, that code is equivalent to:

$search_posts = get_posts( 's=computer' );
echo count($search_posts);

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