I am trying to figure out why my technology channel won't return any results when using keywords contained in a wygwam text field within a matrix row. The search yields results for this section when keywords are the title of the entry, so channel is set correctly and I am receiving results. If I search a term not contained in the title, but within the matrix field I get results from other channels, but not from my technology channel.


  • EE 2.9.0
  • SuperSearch 2.2.2
  • Matrix 2.6

Search template

<form method="get" action="{path=search/results/search}">
     <input type="text" name="keywords" id="keywords" placeholder="Search">
     <input type="submit" />

Result template

{exp:super_search:results channel="technology_update"}
        ...output content here...

Matrix field

{technology_rd} is my matrix field. Which has Is field searchable? set to Yes as well as the Is col searchable? checkbox selected for the wygwam textbox in the matrix row.

I recently updated the module form 2.1.4 to 2.2.2 as I noticed a number of Matrix related improvements in the the changelog to no avail. Any ideas what I could be missing here? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

  • What about Matrix module version? It should be possible to search Matrix fields if your version is at least 2.5
    – Milksamsa
    Jan 20, 2015 at 17:43
  • @Milksamsa I edited above to include my matrix version - its 2.6
    – Thomas
    Jan 20, 2015 at 18:32

1 Answer 1


Was the field and Matrix columns set to "searchable" after creating entries with Matrix content? If so, that data might not yet be in the exp_channel_data database table, in which Super Search searches. Re-saving the entries would populate exp_channel_data with searchable Matrix content, and Super Search should then be able to detect the entry.

  • Yes, I set the searchable after as you described and saving again fixed the issue, thanks!!
    – Thomas
    Jan 21, 2015 at 13:35

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