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Relevanssi - A Better Search

Relevanssi replaces the default search with a partial-match search that sorts results by relevance. It also indexes comments and shortcode content.

6 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Awful search algorithm; waste of time, especially free.
By , for WP 4.5.2

Despite the various filters, Relevanssi's searching capability is far worse than WordPress' default searching. It constantly gives irrelevant search results, while results are always consistent without Relevanssi. The free version is also missing a variety of essential tools that don't make it a complete pain to deal with. Would absolutely not recommend.

Doesnt work
By , for WP 4.4.2

-nothing happens. no results found.
-confusing with stupid options
-unclean uninstall...leaves all data behind
-no shortcode option for custom page.
-if i need to put extra code in my search.php template, then why do i need i plugin for?

Issues with ACF
By , for WP 4.1.1

That plugin doesn't work with ACF

Crashes on longer search terms
By , for WP 4.1

We use WPENGINE as our host. Relevanssi does not work well for more than two strings. If you search for 4 or 5 words, it crashes. Poor plugin.

This sucks
By ,

The plugin crashed our site when indexing. It makes you manually index 500 posts at a time. I switched to a different search plugin because this one is not ideal for sites with a lot of content. Probably fine for a small blog.

Great Plugin But Can't Handle Large WP Site
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is a promising search plugin but it constantly times out on one of my sites that has 25,000 posts and growing. I hope the developers look into this.

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