SearchWP is a powerful WordPress search plugin that helps you improve your site search to deliver more relevant results. Over 30,000 websites use SearchWP to improve their content discoverability, reduce website abandonment, and increase sales.
Introduction to SearchWP – Quick Overview
SearchWP makes it easy for your website visitors to search everything by relevance, so they can quickly find what they’re looking for.
Unlike default WordPress search, SearchWP goes beyond just the post content and indexes everything on your site including custom fields, ACF fields, text files, PDF document content, custom tables, custom taxonomies, WooCommerce product attributes, and more.
It gives you the flexibility to create your own relevance scale and adjust the algorithm without writing any code.
The Metrics feature helps you see what your visitors are searching for, what they’re finding or not finding, so you can leverage these actionable insights to improve your content and grow your business.
SearchWP automatically integrates with every popular WordPress theme and page builder. This means you can instantly activate SearchWP and improve your website search (no coding needed).
Aside from that, SearchWP also integrates with all major WordPress plugins including but not limited to WooCommerce, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Meta Box, Toolset, BigCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, bbPress, and more.
If you want to create a AJAX live search for WordPress or WooCommerce, then you can easily do that with SearchWP.
It also comes with dozens of other powerful features like ability to redirect users to a specific page when certain searches are performed, ability to include & exclude specific content from search, keyword stemming, multiple search engines for different areas of your website, ability to index content from PDF, office, and other text documents, and a whole lot more.
And if you’re a developer, SearchWP comes with custom integrations, hooks, and REST API that you can use to build next generation search solutions for your clients.
Background Story – Why SearchWP?
As you already know, I’m a huge fan of WordPress. I believe it’s the most powerful website builder in the world that makes it easy for anyone to build any type of website.
But there’s always been one big drawback … the search functionality is a bit limited.
That’s because search is a really hard problem to solve.
While there are SaaS on-site search solutions in the market, most are either crazy expensive, or they don’t integrate well with WordPress.
When SearchWP was first released in 2013, I wrote a detailed tutorial about it on WPBeginner blog.
Since then, I’ve secretly admired Jon Christopher, founder of SearchWP, and all the amazing work he has done to create the most powerful WordPress search solution. Over the last 8 years, we have recommended SearchWP in dozens of our tutorials.
Just about everyone whom I referred to SearchWP loved how powerful this plugin really is and the impact it had on their business.
So naturally when WPBeginner readers survey showed that y’all wanted me to build a search plugin to help improve WordPress and WooCommerce search, I reached out to Jon with a partnership proposal.
Jon and I have met several times in the past at various WordCamp events, so the conversation progressed quickly.
We are both located in Florida, so he drove down to my house, and shortly after we agreed to an acquisition deal, so SearchWP can join the WPBeginner family of products.
What’s Coming Next?
Our work is just starting.
We will be leveraging the scale and knowledge of the Awesome Motive team to build more innovative solutions to help you maximize the full power of your website search.
We have built a lot of internal tools to improve our website search that I’m really looking forward to sharing with the WordPress community.
We will be combining Jon’s vision with our own experience, so we can make the BEST WordPress search plugin even better.
This is truly going to be a game changer!
Whether you’re a publisher (blogger) or an eCommerce site owner, you should enable SearchWP to improve your website search and grow your business.
If you have suggestions on features you’d like to see in the SearchWP plugin, then please let us know by sending us a message via WPBeginner contact form.
As always, I want to thank you for your continued support of WPBeginner. We look forward to bringing you more amazing solutions to help you grow your business.
Founder of WPBeginner
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