Search with Typesense


Turbocharge your sites search functionality with Typesense.

Create a fast search experience for your site. Give your users a search listing page or autocomplete search.

Typesense is a modern, privacy-friendly, open source search engine built from the ground up using cutting-edge search algorithms, that take advantage of the latest advances in hardware capabilities.


  • Lightning-fast search results in miliseconds
  • Allow to override native WordPress default search for whole site.
  • Shortcodes for adding search in only specific locations.
  • Hooks and filters for customizations
  • Template Override for design customizations.
  • Developer friendly

This plugin requires API keys from Typesense.


Typesense Comparison with other platforms


Frontend Demo
Instant Search


  • Instant Search Frontend
  • Autocomplete
  • Backend Settings
  • Search Configuration


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Search with Typesense


Minimum Requirements

  • PHP 7.4 required or greater
  • MySQL 5.6 or greater is recommended

Automatic Installation

Go to WordPress Plugins > Add New Search for “Search with Typesense”
Click Install and then activate Plugin

Manual Installation

If for some reason automatic installation is not possible, go to and you will see the download button. Clicking download button will provide you with a zip file of the plugin then.

Go to WordPress Plugins > Add New and click upload plugin.
Click upload plugin and then add the zip file
The plugin will then be installed, then activate the plugin.


What is typesense

Typesense is an open source, typo tolerant search engine that is optimized for instant sub-50ms searches, while providing an intuitive developer experience.
You can learn more here

How do I generate API Keys

This is covered in the documentation – please see


January 11, 2022
Typesense is something that will help big wordpress sites. The initial version of this plugin does a very good job integrating typesense with wordpress. Keep it up!
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Contributors & Developers

“Search with Typesense” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.1.9 January 20, 2022

  • Dev Enhancement: Added cm_typesense_locate_template filter to allow 3rd party developers or customization
  • Enhancement: Added query_by filter to Autocomplete shortcode e.g. use as [cm_typesense_autocomplete query_by="post_title"]

1.1.8 January 20, 2022

  • Fix: Autocomplete shortcode not working – when Hijack wordpress search is not selected.

1.1.7 January 17, 2022

  • Enhancement: Remove documents if post status changes to draft
  • Dev: Ability to either skip or change bulk index query

1.1.6 January 14, 2022

  • Enhancement: Add category parent terms

1.1.5 January 13, 2022

  • Hotfix: Custom post types may not have been updated after version 1.1.4 enable post type validation check

1.1.4 January 12, 2022

  • Dev Enhancement: Added filters to modify facets and sortby options
  • Dev Fix: Remove item from enable post types if it has been removed from available post types

1.1.3 January 11, 2022

  • Enhancement: Collapsible Panel for Mobile devices

1.1.2 January 10, 2022

  • Enhancement: Added ability for query_by and show sticky_posts first

1.1.1 January 6, 2022

  • Enhancement: Add text highlighting for autocomplete, no results provided

1.1.0 January 6, 2022

  • Update: Update enabled posts if category is modified

1.0.2 January 5, 2022

  • Changed text domain from codemanas-typesense to search-with-typesense

1.0.1 January 5, 2022

  • Code refactoring
  • Further security checks
  • Log files re-ordered to show the latest first

1.0.0 December 24, 2021

  • Initial Release