How to Improve WordPress Search with SearchWP

WordPress Search Ignores Content. SearchWP Finds it!
Parthenia Fortier

NO. SearchWP requires that PDFs & documents be uploaded to your WordPress Media library. In order for SearchWP to index and return results, each entry must have it’s own canonical, WordPress-provided object ID. This ID is assigned when files are uploaded to the Media library, and is essential for SearchWP.

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Magaret Sewell

Firstly, you need to download the Elasticsearch, then you can find a zip file after you unzipped the file, you can install it on your system. After this process, you need to edit your wp-config.php that helps to contain the location of your Elasticsearch server. You will need File Transfer Protocol to edit it. This will help you to access the files easily and make modifications to secure them. Filezilla is the user-friendly and best solution to work with FTP.
Once you have installed and opened this Filezilla, you will have to enter the credentials of your web like host username and password to the respective fields.
Vi Neville

SearchWP Live Ajax Search uses a template loader. In the plugin folder you will find a templates folder which includes search-results.php — that is what’s used out of the box to output search results. To customize that output, simply create a folder called searchwp-live-ajax-search in your theme directory and copy search-results.php into that folder. SearchWP Live Ajax Search will then use that file instead of the one that shipped with the plugin, and you can customize it as you would other theme template files.

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Veronique Schweitzer

Hmmm. I really can’t imagine a situation where I want to search by voice but the option doesn’t already exist. My phone will fill in voice searches without needing a plugin, and I hardly need it for a non-mobile machine. Anyone who does need voice commands to operate a computer will certainly already be using dedicated software vastly faster and superior to a plugin on some distant server. Maybe I’m just missing something obvious here?

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Alanna Marrero

The weighting feature is particularly useful. If your post titles are generally very relevant to the content of your post, for example, you have the opportunity to give them the heaviest weight so that posts found with search terms in the title are judged to be more relevant than those with search terms in their content but not in the title. You can also lower the weight of things like comments that may not be relevant to the rest of the content.

Why and How to Improve Your WordPress Internal Search
Latarsha Ashmore

SearchWP is a premium-only option. However, if you are serious about improving the WordPress site search capabilities and reaping all the rewards associated with doing so, then you should definitely consider this plugin. I’ve been using it myself for a while now on my blog, and despite the relatively low levels of traffic it receives, the search stats show that it has been helping my visitors find the content they are looking for when they perform a search.

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