How to Improve WordPress Search using Amazon CloudSearch with Lift
It is no secret that the built in WordPress search feature is not that great. People have tried to improve their site search by using options like Google Custom Search, or one of the many existing plugins that claim to improve the search functionality. In this article, we will show you how to install and setup Lift: Search for WordPress plugin to improve your default WordPress search feature by leveraging the search power of Amazon CloudSearch. Don’t worry, it is not as hard as it sounds. You won’t need to write a single line of code.
How to improve WordPress search
Or, if you don’t like the idea of outsourcing your search for a pricey ongoing monthly premium, and/or you don’t need a huge powerhouse behind your search functionality, there’s Relevanssi plugin. It’s been around for a long time, it has pretty much all of the features you described above (spelling error correction in the premium version), the free version is already excellent, and the premium version is very reasonably priced…
Configuring Expressions in Amazon CloudSearch
Expressions always return an integer value from 0 to the maximum 64-bit signed integer
value (2^63 – 1). Intermediate results are calculated as double-precision floating
values and the return value is rounded to the nearest integer. If the expression is
or evaluates to a negative value, it returns 0. If the expression evaluates to a value
greater than the maximum, it returns the maximum value.
Preparing Your Data for Amazon CloudSearch
To get the best possible upload performance, group add and delete operations in
batches that are close to the maximum batch size. Submitting a large volume of
single-document batches to the document service can increase the time it takes for
changes to become visible in search results. If you have a large amount of data to
upload, you can send batches in parallel. The number of simultaneous uploaders you
use depends on the search instance type. You can prescale for bulk uploads by setting
the desired instance type option for your domain. For more information, see Configuring Scaling Options in Amazon CloudSearch.
Getting Started with Amazon CloudSearch
This tutorial shows you how to get up and running using the AWS Management Console
for Amazon CloudSearch. To make it even easier to get started, we’ve generated a sample
data set of 5,000 popular movie titles that you can download and examine, upload to
your own search domain, and submit search queries against to see how Amazon CloudSearch