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AddSearch is a hosted search for your WordPress site that gives you accurate results instantly. And when we say instant, we mean that literally: you get results with just one key press. We have worked hard to ensure that AddSearch is the fastest search available anywhere.

The main benefits of AddSearch over the standard WordPress search, and other search solutions, are:

  1. Lightning fast. With AddSearch you get results immediately after just one keypress. The results appear in a layer on top of the page, which you can scroll infinitely. It’s a dramatically better user experience than with any other solution.

  2. Easy installation. Installing the plugin takes minutes: you just copy one line of text, and you’re done. There’s no fiddling with templates, maintenance or hassle of any kind.

  3. Mobile support. AddSearch’s UI adapts to any device, including desktops, tablets and phones. You don’t need to do anything for full mobile support, even if your site isn’t responsive or mobile.

  4. Results control. You get to decide which pages and areas are more important than others. You also get full statistics, and can integrate your search analytics with Google Analytics.

AddSearch recrawls your site automatically, and automatically adds new content to the search. AddSearch is fully hosted and runs on highly scalable servers which ensure operation even on very high traffic sites.

We’re developing AddSearch constantly, and welcome any feedback or suggestions. Please email us at


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Installing AddSearch is really easy, and takes just minutes. Follow these instructions:

  1. Go to and sign up with your WordPress website address and email.

  2. Log in to your WordPress site. Select Plugins and click Add New. Search for addsearch, click Install Now and select OK.

  3. Open the confirmation e-mail, and from the bottom copy your Site Key.

  4. Go back to your WordPress admin interface and to the AddSearch plugin. Paste the Site Key in Settings → AddSearch and click Save.

  5. Select whether you want to use search-as-you-type functionality (default), or more traditional separate results page and click Save.

  6. Go to Appearance → Widgets. Drag the WordPress native Search Widget to your preferred widget area.

  7. If your theme has search somewhere else, it will automatically be replaced by AddSearch.

  8. You’re DONE!

If you run into any trouble, feel free to shoot us an email at


  • Does AddSearch plugin work with any theme? No, but it works with any theme that uses WordPress native get_search_form() function.

  • For questions and answers, please see

Contributors & Developers

“AddSearch” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Update version number


  • Added shortcode support [addsearch]


  • Fix multisite compatibility


  • Update version number


  • Update version number


  • Updated readme files


  • Fix compability with different PHP versions


  • Updated readme files


  • Fix assets location


  • New icons


  • Update version number to plugin


  • Update list of contributors


  • Update list of contributors


  • Search results page


  • Fix: Security update for XSS security flaw.


  • Everything is build again from ground up


  • First version, AddSearch Widget


  • Initial release