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Smart Search Engine

Smart Search replaces the native WordPress search engine using the Microsoft BING Search API. Results are displayed according to your current theme.

Why should I install this search goodness?

  • You don't have to setup and mantain an indexing engine since Microsoft BING crawls your website for you
  • Keep in mind that a large percentage of users, first will scroll the page looking for a search input box - [Steve Krug]
  • It is not always easy to provide a lean navigation structure, especially when you have a deep content structure. An efficient search and find approach leads to more page views.
  • Sooner or later, users will think "Let me find it" or "Let me see if is here". Allow them to do it well!
  • User experience is more pleasant if you can easily find what you need
  • A website with a good search engine gains reliability

Why BING and not something else?

  • BING is free up to 5,000 search queries per month
  • No credit card required
  • Other plans over this threshold are competitive too
  • BING is the most competitive one I've been able to find for this kind of API
  • BING search results are always satisfactory as well as those of Google

On top of that Smart Search is flexible enough for developers who want to use a different search engine provider.

Requires: 3.5.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-5-9
Downloads: 150


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