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Displaying more than just products on the WooCommerce search results page

If users submit Fibo’s search form, they will be redirected to the WooCommerce search results page. This means WooCommerce loads an Archive Products template (woocommerce/templates/archive-product.php) and the URL is

On this page, only matching products will be displayed. WooCommerce can’t display any other post types on this page. Users would be confused because they can see matching posts and pages as FiboSearch autocompletes suggestions in live-search, but after clicking enter/return, they will be redirected to the page where only products are displayed.

The FiboSearch plugin provides a solution for Elementor users where it’s possible to display posts and page search results using an Elementor widget. Furthermore, there is another solution for other developers who prefer to use shortcodes.

Remember to enable searching in posts or pages before applying the following steps. Go to WooCommerce -> FiboSearch -> Autocomplete (tab) and check either Show posts or Show pages.

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To create a WooCommerce search results page in Elementor you have to create a Product Archive page and add a widget called “Archive Products”. We offer a step-by-step guide here.

This lets you display matching products. What do you have to do to display matching posts and pages? A new Elementor widget called FiboSearch Posts Search Results comes to the rescue. You can find it under the Elementor Product Archive widget group.

FiboSearch Posts Search Results Widget

Using the FiboSearch Posts Search Results Widget

This widget allows you to display matching posts or pages that are identical to an autocomplete search. The following settings need to be understood:

Layout group:

  • Nothing Found Message – if there are no results, this message will be displayed
  • Skin – Elementor offers 3 types of skin: classic, cards, and full content. Cards and classic skins seem to be the best for search results.
  • Columns – if you want to display search results as a list, choose one column
  • Posts per page – determines how many results should be displayed. Remember that posts and pages can’t have their own pagination on the WooCommerce search results page. Pagination is reserved only for products (Archive Products widget) on this page.
  • Show image – for posts you can enable images, but for pages, we recommend turning off this option
  • Title – titles should be enabled
  • Title HTML tag – for listing we recommend using <p> tag
  • Excerpt – a short description
  • Meta data – for posts, it could be relevant to display the author and date
  • Read more – we recommend turning off it
FiboSearch Posts Search Results Widget - Layout group

Query group:

  • Source – here you can set if the widget should display matching posts or pages. We do not currently support custom post types
FiboSearch Posts Search Results Widget - Query group

Creating the final WooCommerce Search Results page

We recommend creating the following Elementor widgets set to create a WooCmmerce search results page that could display matching products, posts, and pages.

  1. Go to Templates -> Theme Builder
  2. Select the Products Archive section
  3. Add a new template or select existing
  4. We recommend the following widgets to create the search results page:
    1. Widget Archive title – displays the heading “Search Results for: {keyword}”
    2. Widget Heading with text “Pages”
    3. Widget FiboSearch Posts Search Results – set source to page
    4. Widget Heading with text “Posts”
    5. Widget FiboSearch Posts Search Results – set source to post
    6. Widget Heading with text “Products”
    7. Product Archive
  5. Save the template and set conditions to Include: Search Results


After typing “return”, the autocomplete search returns 3 elements: Page “Return and Refunds” and two products.

FiboSearch autocomplete

After clicking enter/return key, a user is redirected to the WooCommerce search results page. The search results will be identical to autocomplete including pages.

Custom development

You can also create your own search results template in PHP. To do this, you have to overwrite the WooCommerce archive-product.php template. The original content of this template you can find in woocommerce/templates/archive-product.php. To overwrite it on your theme, follow the following steps:

  1. Copy the archive-product.php and paste it to the WooCommerce folder inside your theme (if you don’t have this folder, create one)
  2. Open the file and split the content inside that file using a php if statement
if ( is_search() ) {
    //put your search results markup here (you can copy some code from archive-product.php file and also from content-product.php to create a standard markup
} else {
    // here goes the content that is already in that file (archive-product.php) 

Other resources to better understand the coding of the WooCommerce Search Results Page:

  1. Discussion on StackOverflow
  2. Discussion on

Using a shortcode to display matching posts or pages

There is available a shortcode [fibosearch_posts_results] that displays search results for specific post types. Currently, we support posts and pages. You should write your own CSS to style the results. FiboSearch provides only basic CSS that includes a grid.

// For posts
echo do_shortcode('[fibosearch_posts_results post_type="post"]');

// For pages
echo do_shortcode('[fibosearch_posts_results post_type="page"]');

Shortcode parameters:

  1. post_type – currently supported only post and page
  2. layoutlist or grid available
  3. limit – maximum number of matching search results. The default is 12.
  4. show_image

The results for posts with a grid layout: [fibosearch_posts_results post_type="post" layout="grid"]

The results for posts with a grid layout

The results for posts with a list layout: [fibosearch_posts_results post_type="post" layout="list"]

The results for posts with a list layout