Smart WooCommerce Search


Improve customer experience and boost your sales with Instant Ajax WooCommerce search plugin for WordPress websites. Powerful, amazing and efficient!

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Smart WooCommerce Search is an Instant Ajax WooCommerce search plugin that lets your customers search any product in your website. Simply enter a relevant keyword, and the plugin will browse all WooCommerce categories one at a time.

It is fast, and easy to use plugin for WooCommerce based websites with a huge amount of items.

The plugin could be easily integrated into the default WooCommerce Product Search widget in one click by just checking this option in the Smart Search Settings.

You can manage a lot of settings provided by the plugin to customize its appearance by selecting what fields to display and changing styling options.

It’s pretty easy to select required fields to be used for the search in the plugin settings.

The main purpose of Smart plugin is to improve the user search experience for any WordPress based website.

And at last you could create a custom Smart Search widget and add it to any page through the shortcode [smart_search id=”1″] or add it to a sidebar via “Smart Search” widget.

Give it a try and enjoy:)


  • Customization settings
  • Custom Widget and shortcode
  • Settings to select fields and post types (product, post, page) to search through
  • Search results with images and prices
  • Simple integration into default search widgets
  • Search by product SKU
  • Search through product Categories
  • Search through product Tags
  • Search in Variations
  • Allow/disallow searching in selected product categories
  • Exclude “Out of stock” products from search results
  • Fuzzy search
  • Translation ready
  • Visual Composer compatible
  • WPML compatible
  • Search Exclude plugin compatible

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Premium Features – Smart Ajax Product Search

  • Search through custom fields
  • Search through custom taxonomies
  • Search through product attributes
  • Search through product brands
  • Search results with “Out of stock” label
  • Search results with “Sale” label
  • Search results with “Featured” label
  • ACF plugin compatible
  • Stop words
  • Synonyms
  • Custom Post Type UI plugin compatible
  • Ultimate WooCommerce Brands plugin compatible
  • More customization and styling settings

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Plugin Documentation.


  • Smart WooCommerce Search Custom Widget
  • Smart WooCommerce Search Settings Page - General tab
  • Smart WooCommerce Search Settings Page - Items to Search through tab
  • Smart WooCommerce Search Settings Page - Styling tab


  1. Unzip the downloaded .zip file.
  2. Upload the plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress site.
  3. Go to the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress and activate the Smart WooCommerce Search plugin.
  4. Configure the plugin (/wp-admin/admin.php?page=smart-search)
  5. Place the search plugin shortcode into your template or simply use the built-in widget.


Is it compatible with my WordPress themes?

Plugin not tested with all themes, but it easily integrated in any theme, and may be require some styling to make it match nicely.

How to manage plugin settings?

Please read a documentation.

Is there a way to show the ‘shop search output’ from WooCommerce, for example 3 items per row?

Yes, when using products search or when you set option to search only through products in default or in custom search widget (shortcode) the search page displays WooCommerce product layout.

How to add Smart Search widget into the theme template (a PHP file)

Just add these code
In example used widget with ID = 1, so don’t forget to change widget ID to needed value.


November 13, 2018
I'm very glad I found this plugin! Before you spend $50 on the garbage search plugin from WooCommerce directly, try this one first. The free version does everything and more with no need to crack into the code just to make it do basic functions. I agree with another rating in that my only regret is that I didn't find this sooner.
October 15, 2018
My only disappointment is that I didn't find this plugin sooner & save a lot of effort trying to get other ones to search as well as it does, & with as good a range of options. Thank you!
June 2, 2018
very good plugin. but can it be made to ignore spelling accuracy forexample someone may be looking for "apple" and types "alppl". with the plugin, results wont come
March 19, 2018
Thank you for this plugin. It does exactly what it says it does, and in the rare occasions when it decides to get creative, the support is very supportive! :oD
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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Fixed – Polylang compatibility issue
  • Fixed – Variations displaying when not in stock


  • Fixed – DIVI shortcodes issue in search results


  • Fixed – outputting variations when parent product in draft
  • Code optimizations


  • Improved – search results page output
  • Improved – visibility and exclusion query parameters


  • Fixed – search results page query
  • Improved – autocomplete function


  • Added – “Search Field Background Color” option
  • Improved – “Fuzzy Search” option


  • Fixed – php warning


  • Fixed – results order (by title) issue when “fuzzy search” option enabled
  • Fixed – issue on mobiles when results popup can’t be closed


  • Added – “Search Page Layout with Posts” option
  • Fixed – displaying of “View all” link when no suggestions


  • Fixed – “Disallowed Product Categories” option
  • Fixed – searching by SKU


  • Added “Disallowed Product Categories” option
  • Support for WooCommerce 3.4.2


  • Added excerpt position option


  • Fixed duplicating of results when searching by SKU;
  • Fixed outputting of all posts instead of no results;


  • Fixed Search Page results amount issue


  • Added Search Exclude plugin compatibility
  • Under the hood improvements


  • Fixed View All Button link
  • Fixed Search results page output


  • Speed optimizations
  • Fixed form submitting link


  • Added option – Exclude “Out of stock” products from results
  • Under the hood improvements


  • Fixed fuzzy search
  • Fixed issue with ‘/’ in search text


  • Fixed syntax error for php version less than 5.4


  • Added option “Fuzzy search (multiple word search)”
  • Under the hood improvements


  • Added option “Enable search through Variable Product Variations”
  • Added option “Accent Words on Search Page”
  • Under the hood improvements


  • Fixed issue with a border in “No results” block


  • Fixed issue with a special characters like “őűóíúéá”
  • Fixed issue with a multibyte strings


  • Fixed WooCommerce 3.0 compatibility issue, when new products didn’t shows up in the search results
  • Small improvements


  • Added option to display a product SKU in the results popup
  • Added option to restrict the product searching by selected categories
  • Added option to set custom widget input border width
  • Small improvements


  • Prevent redirecting to the Search results page when a customer presses Enter and the number of typed characters less then characters number set in the plugin settings
  • Fixed popup content scrolling by mouse wheel (Windows OS browsers)


  • Fixed searching by sku
  • Fixed css cross browser issues


  • Fixed issue with fonts (fontello) conflict


  • Changed search results page output – when using products search or when you set option to search only through products in default or in custom search widget (shortcode) the search page displays WooCommerce product layout
  • Added option (“Display default search output on search results page”) to disable plugin filter that overrides default WordPress or WooCommerce search query


  • Initial release