Essential Grid 'Global Search' pulling blank categories

I’m using the Essential Grid ‘Global Search’ in my pro header as the primary search. It is working fine for most search terms except, when I search by by my top-level category names or use a search term which contains products within those top-level categories, it is pulling lightboxes that are blank (ones that I have not created, have no photo, and don’t link to anything). Is there a way I can edit the search function to pull products that contain those categories and not blank lightboxes with those category names?
Thank you for your help!

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It went down the list and tried out the suggestions but it is still happening.
I updated the login information in a secure note.

Hey @ancorakim,

Regretfully, there is no option to tweak the search function of the Essential Grid. I’d suggest that you use an advanced search plugin like SearchWP.


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