How do I remove Pages from search?

The question:

I don’t need to search for pages in my site and only want to search posts, is there a way to do it? Thanks

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

The below should make the page post type no longer search-able.

function remove_pages_from_search() {
    global $wp_post_types;
    $wp_post_types['page']->exclude_from_search = true;
add_action('init', 'remove_pages_from_search');

Method 2

The following in functions.php also works well:

//Remove pages from search results
function mySearchFilter($query) {
if ($query->is_search) {
$query->set('post_type', 'post');
return $query;

Method 3

Here is code for removing specific pages from search in WordPress, add the following code in a function.php file
Just replace the array with your page ID’s

function remove_pages_from_search($query) {
  if ( !is_admin() && $query->is_main_query() ) {
    if ($query->is_search) {
      $query->set('post__not_in', array(3031,2958,2926));


Method 4

put this in your search.php

<?php if (is_search() && ($post->post_type=='page')) continue; ?>

right below this code -> <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();?>

you can find more on here

Method 5

This solution follows (respects) WP API rather than modifying internal vars directly.

Notice that this way you can also include (overwrite registration) types or change registration arguments provided in register_post_type(). Check out 'exclude_from_search' description in docs.

 * Filter object types in search results.
 * @param array $args  Array of arguments for registering a post type.
 *                     See the register_post_type() function for accepted arguments.
 * @param string $type Post (object) type key (e.g. 'post', 'page', 'attachment'...,
 *                     or any custom post type registered).
 * @return array Filtered type attributes.
function _filter_search_types( $args, $type ) {
    $exclude_types = array( 'page' );

    if ( in_array( $type, $exclude_types, true ) ) {
        $args['exclude_from_search'] = true;

    return $args;
if ( ! is_admin() ) {
    add_filter( 'register_post_type_args', __NAMESPACE__ . '_filter_search_types', 10, 2 );

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