Support » Plugin: WP Static Search » Very promising, but not quite there yet

  • Hello,

    I like the design of this plugin a lot and after fixing the search results issue it works fine. I’m currently working on a couple of small sites with a few dozen pages, some quite long, and the performance is good – I only notice a pause for the initial loading of the search index.

    My intention is to generate a static site for offline use, using WP Static Search in conjunction with an existing plugin like Simply Static. At least in this context, the plugin appears to be limited as it makes use of web worker methods in delivering search results and hence requires a server, albeit no PHP scripting. Also, the resulting static site needs to be hosted in the web root.

    (The following is perhaps more suitable for a support topic, but I mention it here in case of wider interest.) Keen to see it become more flexible, I’ve created a fork on Github and submitted a pull request with a number of changes, mainly removing the reliance on web workers. These remove the constraints, so that the search facility can work offline in any directory, i.e. you can use a plugin (or wget in my case) to create the static site and put it on a memory stick.

    Thank you,

    Paul.

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