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Better Search

Better Search replaces the default WordPress search with a better search that gives contextual results sorted by relevance

2.1.0

  • Features:

    • Cache enable/disable option + Clear cache button. Replaces "Delete transients"
    • Search form widget. Find it under Appearances > Widgets or in the Customizer
    • Heatmap search widget: Display the popular searches heatmap using [bsearch_heatmap]
  • Enhancements:

    • Query filters now work for the LIKE search as well
    • New filter to override the censor character (currently a space) e.g. usage at https://gist.github.com/ajaydsouza/f23f35704431485c6922
    • Banned terms will now filter the main search query and will no longer display the search term even in seamless mode
  • Bug fixes:

    • Highlighting now works when the search term has double or single quotes

2.0.1

  • Bug fixes:
    • Bug where highlighting search terms broke HTML in links

2.0.0

  • Features:

    • Network Activate and Deactivate the plugin on WordPress Multisite
    • Option to highlight search results. If missing, add: .bsearch_highlight { background:#ffc; } under Custom Styles
    • Fully filterable search query
    • Recreate Index button in the settings page
    • Delete transients button in the settings page
  • Enhancements:

    • Better Search will now try BOOLEAN MODE and non-FULLTEXT modes in case FULLTEXT search doesn't return any results
    • Deprecated always dynamic heatmap option that bypassed cache
    • Reorganised admin interface
    • Seamless mode is now the default mode
    • Better Search uses transients to catch results when not using seamless mode
    • Search form uses class instead of id
  • Bug fixes:

    • Seamless mode would overwrite all queries, even those outside the loop
    • WordPress widget settings

For previous changelog entries, please refer to the separate changelog.txt file

Requires: 3.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.5
Last Updated: 1 year ago
Active Installs: 7,000+

Ratings

4.3 out of 5 stars

Support

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