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Lift: Search for WordPress

Improves WordPress search using Amazon CloudSearch.

What are the requirements to use this plugin?

  • WordPress Version 3.4.2
  • PHP Version 5.3
  • Amazon Web Services account with CloudSearch enabled

Does Lift support WordPress multisite?

Multisite is supported with each site in the network having it's own search domain. Due to this, searching across sites in a network is not supported, however, may be added at a later date if there is interest.

How much does Lift cost?

There is no charge for the plugin. The only charges you incur are for usage of Amazon CloudSearch. You can learn more about expected costs at Amazon's CloudSearch site.

Does Lift support languages other than English?

Currently, Amazon CloudSearch only supports indexing documents in English. Once other languages are supported, Lift will be updated. Also, a future update will add li8n support for the setup and status pages.

How do I set up Google Analytics to track searches?

Since Lift hooks in to the standard WordPress search, if you are already tracking searches through Google Analytics you don't need to do anything. If you would like to know how to do this, see the Google Analytics docs. The Query Parameter to enter (step #8) is "s".

What index fields are used when Lift configures a new search domain?

The index fields are set as follows:

Field                    Type     Facet          Result   Search
-----------------------  -------  -------------  ------   -------------
blog_id                  uint     Yes (default)  Yes      Yes (default)
site_id                  uint     Yes (default)  Yes      Yes (default)
id                       uint     Yes (default)  No       Yes (default)
post_author              uint     Yes (default)  No       Yes (default)
post_author_name         text     No             Yes      Yes (default)
taxonomy_category_id     literal  Yes            No       No
taxonomy_category_label  text     No             No       Yes (default)
post_content             text     No             No       Yes (default)
post_date_gmt            uint     Yes (default)  No       Yes (default)
post_status              literal  Yes            No       No
post_title               text     No             Yes      Yes (default)
post_type                literal  Yes            No       Yes
taxonomy_post_tag_id     literal  Yes            No       No
taxonomy_post_tag_label  text     No             No       Yes (default)

Which post types are indexed by default? How do I modify which post types are indexed?

By default, posts and pages are indexed. To modify this, use the lift_indexed_post_types filter which is an array of post types to index.

Requires: 3.4.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 2014-3-10
Downloads: 1,775

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