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A recent episode of the Indie Hackers podcast, Fame, Focus, and Billions of Pageviews with Evan Britton of Famous Birthdays focused on the story behind a website called Famous Birthdays. The overview is in part as follows: Evan Britton runs a massive website focused on digital celebrities called Famous Birthdays. It gets multiple billions of […]

An effective on-site search solution has a direct impact on conversion rate in many cases. Check this out! Hey @SearchWP, interesting stat: we find users who do a site search have a 6X increased order conversion rate than those who don’t search…. this is also down to the search delivering the right results ??? — […]

SearchWP version 2.8.6 is now available for all active license holders. This is a bug fix and maintenance release and is recommended for all SearchWP customers. Version 2.8.6 was quickly released after version 2.8.5 to fix a bug with empty searches. Full changelogs: 2.8.6 [Fix] Fixed an issue with imposed engine config implementation for empty […]

Version 2.8.4 primarily fixes an issue with admin-enabled searching. This update is available to all active license holders. Full changelog: [New] New filter searchwp_indexer_comment to filter comment arguments during indexing [New] New filter searchwp_indexer_pre_get_comments to filter comment arguments during indexing [New] New filter searchwp_indexer_comments_args to filter comment arguments during indexing [Fix] Fixed an issue that […]

SearchWP version 2.8.3 is now available to all active license holders. This a bugfix and maintenance release that is recommended for everyone. Here’s the full changelog: [New] New filter searchwp_search_args to filter search arguments at runtime [Improvement] Better handling of object caching [Improvement] Better messaging when rebuilding index [Improvement] Dequeue/deregister legacy versions of select2 that […]

SearchWP version 2.8.2 has just been released for all active license holders. This is a bug fix and maintenance release that’s recommended for everyone. Full changelog: [Fix] Fixed a mime type mismatch that prevented accurate Media limiting using All Documents file type [Fix] Admin Bar and Advanced tab indexer pausing now use the same setting […]

SearchWP version 2.7.1 is now available to all active license holders. This is a maintenance release that includes a number of bug fixes that will benefit all installations of SearchWP. Some underlying work has been done to the way stats are retrieved, it’s part of the groundwork being laid for an Advanced Metrics extension I’ve […]

Long time SearchWP customers are familiar with the limitation that while SearchWP itself offers automatic updates, Extensions don’t. This is unfortunate for a number of reasons as Extensions (like SearchWP core) receive periodic updates that include bug fixes and new features. Extension updates are admittedly sporadic, extensions are designed to be ultra-small modifications to the […]

Version 2.6 of SearchWP is now available for all active license holders. You will see an update notification in your WordPress admin area, and the latest version is always available as a direct download from your Account. On to the wonderful release details! Settings interface improvements SearchWP got a bit of a facelift in the […]

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