HD Search: Plugin to search excerpts in WordPress 2.5May 13, 2008
So Heisei Democracy makes heavy use of excerpts, which have distinct text from the post content. WordPress’s built-in search doesn’t include excerpts, so a lot of relevant posts were getting ignored. We used the fine Search Everything plugin for a while, but it broke in WordPress 2.5 and the guy hasn’t made an update yet. After a lot of flailing around, I just wrote this simple plugin to add the excerpt text to normal searches. That’s all it does; there’s no configuration or anything.
Just upload it, activate it, and start searching excerpts!