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Search category showing not set

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I am trying to setup search report for my website Fabulessly Frugal. I have set both the Query parameter and Site search categories but unfortunately, Site Search Category only showing "not set". I have read several blog posts, analytics help text, quora post, stackoverflow posts but nothing seems to be working. I am using WordPress for my site. 


A typical search page url of my site is - Here s is the search query parameter and type is the search category parameter. settings of my site in page of my site

I am not sure what else to do to fix this problem. I would really appreciate any kind of help. 


Thanks a lot in advance.


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Re: Search category showing not set

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The page request of account 8630059-1 is not passing type in the page field but instead the value /?s=test&cat=plus-5-results.


Also, no matter what page I'm on, say, when I search I'm redirected to the homepage.


A couple of questions I'd ask after this quick check:


1 - Where does cat=plus-5-results come from?

2 - Is type=deal being lost as a result of the redirect?

Search category showing not set

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1. That is really strange. I really don't have any idea. 
2. That is how WordPress search works. The index.php file processes the search query and returns result.


Do you have any idea why would the ga script send a page view for /?s=test&cat=plus-5-results when it's on ?s=test&type=deal page?