Relevanssi replaces the default search with a partial-match search that sorts results by relevance. It also indexes comments and shortcode content.
For that reason, I give this plugin 5 stars. Very, very, very helpful!
I use this for more accurate documentation search results on my theme shop website. It also lets me limit results to a specific post type (docs) which is handy. Even with improved search relevancy in WordPress 3.7, Relevanssi is still better and necessary for my needs. I also like how it shows me the most popular searches. I check that every now and then to figure out in which areas my documentation is lacking.
I was impressed to see how fas the author was quick to fix a compatibility issue with a new version of WordPress. You get way more than you pay for with this free plugin!
Even though WordPress 3.7 brought some sort of relevent search feature, this plugin is still much better.
We use this plugin on many sites, it works well.
Not work with WP 3,7
I was shocked to hear from blog authors that when they typed their names into the blog search field, they weren't getting their posts in results. I researched it and found out author and other metadata wasn't indexed int the default WP search. Found Relevanssi and problem solved!
I'm using the plugin for more than 2 years and I use it for all my WordPress sites.
Perfect. With this plugin "Search" allows to Find !
Beats the hell out of WordPress's built-in search! I've installed this on all of my client's sites!
I found the plugin easy to install but not so easy to configure. Let me clarify the install was (like most WP Plugins) one or two clicks to complete the install. The settings, however were several minutes of thoughtful answers to a little over a dozen questions. The questions were not difficult to answer, it's just that there are performance and behavior decisions to be thoughtfully answered.
Once installed and configured I've found it to run without any problems. I heartily recommend this plugin for all WP sites.
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