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Posted on 2014-01-28
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I am using a custom search form on my site that will only show results from one of my custom post types (CPT). I've done this basically by adding a hidden input field like this:

<form id="searchform" action="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/" method="get"> 
   <input class="inlineSearch" type="text" name="s" value="Search"  /> 
   <input type="hidden" name="post_type" value="my_post_type" /> 
   <input id="searchsubmit" type="submit" value="Search" /> 
</form>

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When a user submits this form, it takes them to the default 'search.php' page to show the results (I have another search form on my site that uses the same page). However, I want a few things to either not appear or display differently if a user gets to my search page after using the CPT form. I know that I can create a custom search page to show the results of my CPT search but it may be a bit of overkill as I pretty much want the same page as search.php with just a few minor alterations.

So I guess my question is, is it possible to use some sort of "if" statement to identify if the search is specifically from my custom post type search and show/hide something in search.php as a result? Hope that makes sense. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Dzynit earned 500 total points
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You can check for your hidden field with the if statement.

if ($_REQUEST('post_type) == 'my_post_type') {
// do this
}

or change the == to != if you only want that piece of code to show if it's not on that custom post type.
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Perfect. Just what I needed. Thanks!
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