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Include password protected posts in search results

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Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will allow protected posts to show up in search results even when a user is not logged in.

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add_filter( 'posts_search', 'include_password_posts_in_search' );
function include_password_posts_in_search( $search ) {
	global $wpdb;
	if( !is_user_logged_in() ) {	
		$pattern = " AND ({$wpdb->prefix}posts.post_password = '')";
		$search = str_replace( $pattern, '', $search );
	return $search;
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