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Smart Search Engine

Smart Search replaces the native WordPress search engine by giving relevance to what matters. Results are displayed according to your current theme.

Once you have the Windows Account key and the basic plan active:

  1. Upload smart-search folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Under the Plugins menu click on "Smart Search Engine" or visit http://yourblog.com/wp-admin/plugins.php?page=smart-search
  4. Fill in the required settings:
    • Insert the Windows Account Key you've obtained from the link in the "Description" section
  5. Adjust optional settings:
    • Increase or decrease the cache lifetime to store search results and save time for the same search query
    • You can set a different domain to be used as the search context, eg: "another.domain.com" will be used to search like so: "site:another.domain.com the search query"
    • You can also customize the endpoint url which will be used when search results are empty
    • Customize displayed text by choosing between WordPress or BING data
    • Customize highlight background and text color by typing Web Colors http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_colors
  6. Be sure that your blog is already indexed by BING typing. Visit http://bing.com and type site:http://yourblog.com in the search input, you should see all indexed pages.
  7. You're now able to search through your posts:
    • by filling your theme's search input box
    • if your theme doesn't have a search form use
<?php get_search_form(); ?>

it will display the content of the searchform.php template in your Theme or the WP built-in form if this file is missing * or simply by URL: http://yourblog.com?s=sentence+to+search+for

Requires: 3.3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.16
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 100+


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