Instantly improve your keyword search without writing a line of code!

SearchWP uses your existing search forms and results template

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Instantly improve your keyword search without writing a line of code!

SearchWP uses your existing search forms and results template

SearchWP works with many popular plugins too, including:

And More! »

Fix keyword search on your site. No coding required!

Now you can utilize all of the content that's gone unrecognized by native WordPress keyword search instantly with SearchWP

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Some Frequently Asked Questions

Does SearchWP support multisite? What kind of license do I need?

SearchWP both operates in a multisite environment and can perform cross-site searches. In order to activate your license for each site within the network, the license must accommodate the total number of sites within your multisite installation.

Does SearchWP support quoted searches (phrases)?

Yes! SearchWP will restrict search results to search phrases that have been wrapped in double quotes. There are some limitations however: find out more about exact match search results.

How does the indexer work? (What is tokenizing?)

SearchWP’s indexer is not a crawler. That is to say it does not operate like many search engines (e.g. Google) and it does not load pages of your website to index content. The indexer pulls data directly from the database.

How does PDF & document parsing, indexing, and searching work?

How does SearchWP display results?

SearchWP does not directly display search results, it only provides new results for your theme to display. SearchWP does not modify your existing search results template in any way.

Upon activating SearchWP, your search results will display in exactly the same way they did before activating SearchWP, but SearchWP tells WordPress which results to include.

To customize your search results you need to edit your theme’s search.php (or create search.php if it does not exist) and you can customize your search results in any way you would customize another template within your theme using The Loop.

Supplemental search engines are covered in depth here: Setting up a supplemental search engine: step by step

Can SearchWP index PDFs & Documents stored outside the Media library?

NO. SearchWP requires that PDFs & documents be uploaded to your WordPress Media library. In order for SearchWP to index and return results, each entry must have it’s own canonical, WordPress-provided object ID. This ID is assigned when files are uploaded to the Media library, and is essential for SearchWP.

If you are using a document management plugin that stores uploads outside of the Media library of your WordPress install, SearchWP will NOT be able to work with these files.