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Search child pages but display parent pages in results with no duplication

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I've built a site that uses parent pages as the "container" for child pages:

Parent page [page.php]
-- Child page [unit-child-a.php]
-- Child page [unit-child-b.php]
---- Grandchild page [subunit-grandchild-a.php]
---- Grandchild page [subunit-grandchild-b.php]
-- Child page [unit-child-c.php]

The child pages are displayed as content on the corresponding parent page using the render method. Some child pages also include their own child pages. (Internally the child page template names start with "unit-" and the grandchild page template names start with "subunit-".)

Example:

foreach ($page->children("template=template-name,sort=sort") as $child) echo $child->render();

This approach allows content administrators to add and reorder child pages as necessary, but I've come across an issue that I'm not sure how to address.

The site includes search functionality, but when a visitor searches for content and it is found in a child or grandchild page, the Parent page should be the one that is displayed in the search results, since the child and grandchild pages are not directly viewable. Since some searches could include more than one child or grandchild page of a parent page, this sometimes means that a parent page could be included more than once.

How do I easily redirect the child and grandchild pages to the parent page, and only include the parent page once in the search results?

 

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