Ultimate Alternatives to Default WordPress Search Engine
Ultimate Alternatives to Default
WordPress Search Engine
Search is absolutely important for any website. WordPress is no exception. In
WordPress 3.7, after a long wait the improvements have been made however it still
needs to work on further raising the bar in displaying accurate results in split
second. WordPress has been criticized for displaying irrelevant results which is
really not close to the standards of WordPress's other facilities.
There have been several volunteer developers who have helped in contributing to
get over this and provide better and applaudable search results in a WordPress
In this presentation, I would like to showcase few best alternatives to default
search of WordPress. Most of plugins are free but some services are chargeable
due to offering some advance features.
With around half a million download, Relevanssi is one of the popular search plugin for
WordPress websites. Relevanssi replaces the default WordPress search with better search
engine, with lots of advance features and configurable options. With this solution, you can
represent results in better way and gives most appropriate and relevant solution to users
However, the plugin is available for free but for more advance features you can upgrade to
premium version. Visit Relevanssi.com
Search Everything can be the best solution to replace default WordPress search engine.
The name itself tell everything about plugin which allowing you to filter the results by
search comments, tags, pages, categories, taxonomies and much more.
It also enables you to highlight the searched terms and exclude the specific pages and
Better Search is another great solution that retrieves relevant and accurate search results.
The plugins is packed with options through you can easily customise the results. Through
setting panel, you can adjust the weight of ranking factors such as either the title or post
Additionally, the plugin also track the searches and display the most popular search terms.
Swiftype is better alternative of default WordPress search engine. It is an ideal solution to
get fast, intelligent, and fully customizable search to give happy search experience to your
The plugin is used by many big companies and the best thing about this plugins is, all
searches are performed on their servers which help reduce significant load on your
website and give fast search experience.
yolink Search is paid service but it also available for free. For personals website owners can
have it for free and business plan start from $60/year. If you have less than 5000 visitors a
month, no advertisements and use it on personal website, you can have it for free.
The only drawback with free service is, you wont get much of the customer support.
Whichever search plugin you install in your WordPress website, you will surely
improve your website search experience and hopefully keep visitors on your
website a little longer. Better search functionality saves major time of users and
give happy time on your website.
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