I am focusing on my very own custom WordPress theme, utilizing a blank, default template to begin. I've not edited the search.php file.

A lot of my WordPress posts are Pages. Regrettably, the website search only retrieves posts, not pages.

Any idea ways to get the theme to look both posts and pages?

This is actually the most of search.php:

<?php if (have_posts()) : ?>

    <h3>Search Results</h3>

    <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/inc/nav.php' ); ?>

    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

        <div <?php post_class() ?> id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">

            <h4><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h4>

            <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/inc/meta.php' ); ?>

            <div class="entry">
                <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
            </div>

        </div>

    <?php endwhile; ?>

    <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/inc/nav.php' ); ?>

<?php else : ?>

    <h3>No posts found.</h3>

<?php endif; ?>

Insufficient page search and check results rated by publish date rather than relevance is really a typical Wordpress problem. Try http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/relevanssi/