This Documentation is for SearchWP Version 3

Available since: 1.6


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By default SearchWP will return results ordered by relevance (as determined by keyword weight defined by you in the SearchWP settings) but if you would instead like results to be returned at random you may add the following to your theme’s functions.php:

function my_searchwp_return_orderby_random( $random, $engine ) {
// if it's not the default search engine, have results be random
if ( 'default' !== $engine ) {
$random = true;
return $random;
add_filter( 'searchwp_return_orderby_random', 'my_searchwp_return_orderby_random', 20, 2 );
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Parameter Type Description
$random Boolean

Whether the results should be random

$engine String

The engine in use