Available since: 3.0


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Note: Use of this hook will require a manual reindex

Note: Prior to version 3.0 this hook was tagged searchwp_common_words_{$engine}

SearchWP uses a set of stopwords to exclude from the index so as to increase the overall relevance of content within the index. You can use the searchwp_stopwords hook to customize this list of stopwords for every search engine, but if you’d like to customize the stopwords for a single engine, add something like the following to your theme’s functions.php:

function my_searchwp_stopwords_supplemental( $stopwords ) {
// don't remove any stopwords for the 'Supplemental' engine
return array();
add_filter( 'searchwp_stopwords_supplemental', 'my_searchwp_stopwords_supplemental' );
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Parameter Type Description
$stopwords Array

The stopwords to exclude from the index and from searching