Smart WooCommerce Search by Searchanise


Instant relevant search by products, categories, and content pages, autocomplete, suggestions and typo-correct + filters and navigation.

Convert more visitors into customers with advanced search

Smart Search plugin by Searchanise is an advanced search & selling tool for your WooCommerce business.

We serve 9000+ customers on multiple e-commerce platforms and process over 3 million searches every day throughout 6 years.

Have a look at case studies of improved conversion

No extra server load
Unlike default WordPress search and other custom search plugins, Smart Search for WooCommerce does not put any extra load on your server, even in a store with 300,000+ products.

Three Reasons to Try Smart Search plugin for Free Now

Easy to embed
Simple installation with one click. It does not affect your storefront. It is fully customizable and fits any design.
Lightning fast
Less than 1 second takes Smart Search to finds relevant products, categories, and pages in a store with 300,000+ products.
Mobile friendly
Smart Search instants search, search results and all features are mobile friendly. It is familiar with gestures like swipe and pinch.


There is 14-day trial period, all the Smart Search premium features are available.

Product search and other basic features are available for FREE to stores with up to 25 products. We offer affordable paid subscriptions for larger stores from $9 per month. You can save up to 30% for annual subscription.

Product WooCommerce Search Features

The quality search itself is a huge advantage for your online store but we are positive about it can do more. We designed Smart Search for WooCommerce as a selling tool on the first place, giving powerful merchandising options.

Smart & Instant Search

When customers search in your store, an instant and responsive widget will show suggested products, collections, and content pages as they type.

  • Search-as-You-Type: Personalized search suggestions, search autocomplete
  • Search through products, collections, and content pages, including blog posts
  • Live price, in-stock status and product previews
  • Spellcheck and typo correction
  • “Did you mean” suggestions if nothing is found, Keyword-based redirects, Synonym dictionary, stop-words.
  • Mobile widget and Sticky Search Button

Navigation through search results

Smart Search plugin includes advanced filters and product merchandising for search results page.

  • Results in products, categories, and pages
  • Unlimited number of customizable filters: price, availability, vendor, product type, tags and reviews
  • Handy and user-friendly filters by colors and sizes
  • Customizable product labels, reviews integrated
  • Merchandising

Track Effectiveness

WordPress Smart Search plugin will gather your customers’ behavior data: what they search for and what they find. You will be able to track the effectiveness of your promotions, suggestions and other merchandising actions. The analytics will help you to move on with search improvement and raising the conversion.

How Does It Feel To Run Smart Search plugin?

Make sure Smart Search is a hassle-free plugin giving opportunities, not headache.

  • Real-Time Indexation
  • Search History Since the First Day
  • Unlimited Products Support
  • Supports Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and Cyrillic
  • Modern Design and Open CSS


Try our search in action.
Admin panel

Watch a quick intro on YouTube and try all features in a free 14-day trial.

Feedback & Support

We are always there for you if you have questions or need help. We love our customers and will do anything we can to assist you. If you have any difficulties with Smart Search plugin, visit our Support Portal to search for the answer. Or simply email us on Our customer care team will respond within one business day, guaranteed!


  • Instant product previews, search suggestions, and spellcheck. Live price, in-stock status and product previews. Screenshot-1.jpg
  • As your customer types in the search box, Searchanise shows relevant products, categories, and pages in a single widget. Screenshot-2.jpg
  • Searchanise’s search results widget shows relevant products, categories, and pages with pagination, 2 views, and 5 sortings. Screenshot-3.jpg
  • Unlimited number of customizable filters: price, availability, vendor, product type, tags and reviews. Screenshot-4.jpg
  • Keyword-driven product merchandising. Searchanise lets you assign keywords to products. Use this feature to drive more relevant customers’ requests to the same product. Screenshot-5.jpg
  • Searchanise’s instant search widget for mobile devices uses big UI elements and touch gestures. Screenshot-6.jpg
  • Profound analytics and detailed reports on search queries, clicked and bought products to prove Searchanise effectiveness. Screenshot-7.jpg
  • Dashboard shows actual information about status, news and useful links. Screenshot-8.jpg


NOTE: The WooCommerce plugin v.3.0.0 or higher is needed to be installed.

  1. Download and copy the folder with plugin files “smart-search-for-woocommerce” to the wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin Smart search by Searchanise through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress. After the plugin is installed, a full store indexing will be started automatically.
  3. Use the Settings -> Searchanise screen in admin panel to configure the plugin.
    1. Search input jQuery selector – the configuration is needed only if an ID of search input on frontend has been changed or is not default.
    2. Search results page – you can set up the url name of this page. It is “search-results” by default.
    3. Sync catalog – you can set up the periodicity of catalog synchronization.
      Select When catalog updates to keep track of catalog changes and index them automatically.
      Select Periodically via cron to index catalog changes according to “Cron resync interval” setting.
      Select Manually to index catalog changes manually by clicking FORCE RE-INDEXATION button in the Searchanise control panel(Products → Searchanise).
    4. Use direct images links – use No if you have problems with resizing images in Instant Search Widget and Search Results Widget after product indexation.
    5. Color attribute, Size attribute – check the settings of these attributes inside your store as they are defined automatically by Searchanise.
  4. Note: after changing the setting “Use direct images links”, full indexing will be restarted.


Is there a free trial?

Sure! You’re welcome to try all the Searchanise Pro features for 14 days. No credit card needed.

Does Searchanise collect my private data?

Absolutely not. Searchanise collects only public data: product and category descriptions, prices, and page content. The only private thing we know about you is your email. Credit card payments are processed by PayPal or BlueSnap, a secure payment gateways, so we never even see your credit card number.

How do I subscribe?

You can pay with a credit card or PayPal. Follow this simple instruction from our support portal

Can I pay for a full year ahead or make a one-time payment?

Yes, you can subscribe for Searchanise PRO yearly with 30% discount! Important note: yearly subscriptions can’t be refunded.

I have a problem! Where can I get help?

We’ve collected solutions for some common issues in our Knowledge Base If the answer’s not there, use the Feedback form in your Smart Search by Searchanise control panel to reach our support team.

In urgent situations, mention @searchanise on Twitter to speed up the investigation.

Can you add this one really useful feature?

We’ll be happy to! Please share your ideas on the Searchanise support portal

Store products are not submitted to Searchanise for a long period of time, the search engine shows the status ‘No data imported’.

Check the cron settings of your store. You either do not have cron periodic jobs running at all, or cron schedule is too sparse.

There is something wrong with timestamps: the Last sync timestamp shown in the admin panel widget does not correspond to a real sync time.

Make sure you have the correct timezone set in WordPress. Otherwise, Searchanise falls back to the default timezone — UTC.

Is the search supposed to replace the whole search module?

Searchanise replaces the built-in search and processes all search queries remotely. If, for some reason, Searchanise is not ready to process search requests (e.g. indexing in progress,) the default search is temporarily used. If Searchanise Smart Search does not work in your store, please contact us, we will investigate the case.


October 3, 2019
it looks simpler than it really is. there are a lot of interesting functions
August 21, 2019
We tested over 15 different search plugins/services for woocommerce. This was the best for its speed, customisation and affordability. Very impressive. I hope they keep the price affordable!
July 23, 2019
The Searchanise plugin/service excels where other leading (and much more expensive) search providers have fallen short on our site. We have over 17,000 products and this plugin indexes them flawlessly and creates a top-notch search experience for our customers. Really pleased that we found this one.
July 16, 2019
Got this app for my site, worked even better than advertised. Thanks!
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Contributors & Developers

“Smart WooCommerce Search by Searchanise” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.