Tag: search

WooCommerce SKU Search Direct Link to Product Variation

I was recently working with someone who¬†made extensive use of SKU searches on their website. The issue they were running into when using SearchWP was that while the WooCommerce Product Variations were being found when searching for the variation SKU, the resulting permalink pointed to the parent product. Wouldn’t it be nice if the site […]

Posted: December 15, 2016

6 Essential Principles Of Designing a High Converting Site Search Experience

It’s no secret that I strongly believe in a powerful on-site search. I was thrilled to see this article outline some really great implementations of on-site search, but one specific bit stuck out to me: A couple weeks ago, we dug into internal site search & found that in some cases, searches performed by only […]

Posted: May 01, 2015

I’ve Built a Live Search Plugin for WordPress

Search continues to be (in my opinion) a very much underutilized aspect of many websites. It’s not that websites are universally lacking on-site search, it’s that it usually stinks. I did what I could to improve that for WordPress sites by building SearchWP. It’s what I’ve always wanted but never found in a search solution […]

Posted: May 05, 2014

Better Search Results Counts in WordPress

I recently stumbled on the following snippet of code in your average WordPress theme: <?php if ( is_home() ) : ?> <h2><?php echo the_title(); ?></h2> <?php elseif ( is_search() ): ?> <h1><?php $search_count = 0; $search = new WP_Query(“s=$s&showposts=-1”); if($search->have_posts()) { while($search->have_posts()) { $search->the_post(); $search_count++; } } echo $search_count; ?> <?php _e(‘Search results’); ?></h1> <?php […]

Posted: December 31, 2013

SearchWP: The Best WordPress Search Plugin you can Find

I am wicked excited to be publishing this post. Not because it has to do with shipping code or any of that, but because I’ve built something that’s going to make my life (and hopefully yours) that much easier once you’ve read it. Many times when I sit down to build a plugin it’s a […]

Posted: August 06, 2013

Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings

Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings | Official Google Blog. I’ve had my fair share of negative thoughts toward Google as of late, going so far as to be tempted in moving every single reliance on the company to something self hosted. Personally I’m a bit uncomfortable with how much Google knows about me, […]

Posted: May 24, 2012

Building a Store Locator with WordPress and Pods

I’ve always been curious about adding a location based proximity search powered by ZIP code and desired radius. It’s actually quite easy to do using WordPress, Pods, and some crazy MySQL queries. This walkthrough shows you how to add a PHP/MySQL based store finder powered by WordPress and Pods.

Posted: February 22, 2010

Improving WordPress’ Search with Sphider

Sphider is an open source search engine you can use to really improve your WordPress search results.

Posted: December 14, 2009

Current Events: Google’s Improved Flash Indexing

Google recently updated their indexing algorithm to include textual Flash content. Is that a good or bad thing?

Posted: July 07, 2008