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Lift: Search for WordPress

Improves WordPress search using Amazon CloudSearch.


  • Cancel original WP core search when Lift returns results
  • Fix PHP strict static warnings


  • Adding changes per WP VIP


  • Adding lift_send_search action to allow logic based upon the results of search


  • Bug Fix: Fixing issue with error logs not handling nonce and clearing.


  • Fixing packagist.org compatibility


  • Fixing class_exists check to be compatible whether the plugin is installed via composer or wp.org
  • Code formatting cleanup


  • Adding Capistrano deploy support
  • Removing enqueue of modernizr
  • Removing all trailing slashes
  • JS Cleanup


  • Bug Fix: Fix type in Lift_Post_Meta_Update_Watcher's lift_queue_entire_post hook.
  • Added lift_cs_query_orderby_values filter to allow modification of valid sorting fields.
  • Added reference to Lift_WP_Query instance in get_cs_query action arguments.


  • Increased transient times to 10 minutes to reduce load on AWS caused by DescribeDomain.


  • Fixed built in facet option for custom taxonomy fields.
  • Added automatic registration of watcher for custom taxonomy fields.


  • Added 'lift_form_fields_html' filter to allow adding/prefixing form with custom html


  • Bug Fix: Correctly applied the 'lift_search_form' filter.


  • Fixing failed merge cleanup


  • Cleanup of handling around *LiftField classes.
  • Implemented a TextPostMetaTextField class to simplify adding text fields in post meta.


  • Enhancement: Allow for other region options for CloudSearch domain
  • Enhancement: Adding PHP version check on activation
  • Bug Fix: Add loading animation on setup pages while loading
  • Bug Fix: Cross domain issue loading templates from other domains with WP VIP
  • Bug Fix: Fixed clear errors button


  • Enhancement: Created extendable classes to simplify adding new fields and filters.
  • Bug Fix: Made sure admin nag only shows for users who can access the settings.


  • Bug Fix: Fixed unneeded ajax calls when logging is disabled.


  • Bug Fix: Fixed bug with setting endpoint for queue all functionality.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed bug with filtering out auto-draft post_status


  • Improvement: Redesigned admin management pages with live updates.
  • Refactor: Improved error bubbling from API.
  • Security: Added missing XSS checks in admin.


  • Bug Fix: Added back missing date filter


  • Bug Fix: Fixed stability issues around initial setup and using an already existing domain.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed issue handling -1 posts_per_page parameter.
  • Improvement: added site ID and blog ID to allow MS sites to share a single domain.
  • Refactor: Improved error response handling from CloudSearch.
  • Refactor: Cleaned up the configuration API and schema updating.


  • Bug Fix: Fixed scope of Lift_Search references in anonymous function callbacks within crons.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed override filter and set the front-end search form to redirect only on new searches.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed issue with author name, category, and post_tag data being excluded from documents.
  • Refactor: Renamed logging tables to errors.
  • Refactor: Added/Removed fields from default schema to give better future flexibility.
  • Refactor: Adjusted post_status handling to be match of WP 3.5 logic.


  • Bug Fix: Fixed bug where some fields would be deleted from AWS after update.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed issue with ALTERNATE_CRON compatibility.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed initialization of queuing all posts after setup.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed post status handling when searching from the wp-admin.
  • Refactor: Added un-install hooks for cleanup after deactivation.
  • Refactor: Performance tweaks.
  • Refactor: Removed references to WP_PLUGIN_DIR for more flexible installations
  • Refactor: Updated storage for queued updates.
  • Refactor: Added ability to disable voce-error-logging integration.


  • UI: lift_search_form() now duplicates the standard get_search_form() markup to play nicer with themes.
  • UI: Show the filtered term as the dropdown labels for filters and highlight. Clean up terms on filter labels. Make Relevancy the default sorting.
  • UI: Filters now work when more than one search form is present in a page.
  • Refactor: rename filters. lift_default_fields to lift_filters_default_fields, lift-form-field-objects to lift_filters_form_field_objects, lift_form_html to lift_search_form
  • Refactor: Cloud_Config class to be independent.
  • Refactor: Calls to Cloud_Config_Request::__make_request() can now override key flattening.


  • Fix CloudSearch capitalization.
  • Refactor error logging.


  • Initial release.

Requires: 3.4.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.0.10
Last Updated: 1 year ago
Active Installs: 10+


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