Buy SearchWP

Purchase a license below and instantly improve search on your WordPress site without writing a line of code

Pro Plus
  • License for unlimited sites
  • WooCommerce Integration
  • Metrics
  • Related Content
  • Redirects
  • Custom Results Order
  • All Standard extensions
  • 1 year support/updates*


  • License for 5 sites
  • WooCommerce Integration
  • Metrics
  • Related Content
  • Redirects
  • Custom Results Order
  • All Standard extensions
  • 1 year support/updates*


  • License for 1 site
  • All Standard extensions
  • 1 year support/updates*


You may upgrade your license at any time, just pay the difference in cost!

* Licenses will automatically renew at a 20% discount one calendar year after purchase. This can be cancelled at any time.


14 Day Full Refund Policy

If SearchWP does not work as advertised & a support ticket (required) goes unresolved you are entitled to a full refund. More info »

Customer Testimonials

Fast, highly configurable, responsive support.

“SearchWP is the best of multiple search plugins I’ve tried. Running a complex content site, being able to rank types of content differently, or even have a separate search engine with its own index for a more specific part of the site, is invaluable.”

The Apple of Plugin Customer Service

“I’ve been using WordPress for several years now and I’ve had some fine customer service experiences & a whole lot of bad ones, but until today I’d never had a great one. Unparalleled communication. Above and beyond effort in problem solving. The Best”

Searches inside PDFs

“I purchased SearchWP for its ability to search inside more than 100 PDF documents on my website. My site visitors are able to see search results with pages, posts and PDFs weighted in my preferred order. Customer support has been very helpful.”

Common Pre-Sale Questions

Can SearchWP work on a huge site?

SearchWP was designed from the get-go to work best on small-to-midsize sites. It will work best on a site with anywhere from a few posts to a few thousand. If your website has tens of thousands of posts (e.g. Posts, Pages, Custom Post Types) or even hundreds of thousands I would not recommend using SearchWP.

For more information (including alternative solutions) please see this KB article

Does SearchWP Provide User (Profile) Searches?

No. SearchWP only indexes and makes searchable the content stored as post objects (Posts, Pages, Media, and Custom Post Types) and their associated metadata/taxonomies. User search is not planned at this time.

How does a license apply to development/staging sites?

A single site license may be active within one WordPress install at a time. If you are testing integration with SearchWP on a staging site it is recommended that you activate the license in staging and when the site is deployed you then deactivate the license in staging and then activate it in production. You do not need a Pro (5 site) or Pro Plus (unlimited site) license to use SearchWP on a staging site, local development domains do not count against the site limit for your license.

Also note that SearchWP is fully functional even if your license is inactive.

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

SearchWP will work within a multisite installation, but it does not perform a global (network-wide) search. Each site within the network will receive it’s own SearchWP installation, and search results will be sandboxed to that site.

It is technically possible to switch to each site within a network, perform a search for that site, and then combine all of the results, but that is not supported functionality of SearchWP.

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.

Do you offer refunds?

Yes, please see the appropriate section in the Terms.

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

There is a slightly in-depth answer to this question, so a KB article has been written: How does PDF parsing and indexing 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

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.

For a more detailed explanation please see this KB article


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.