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Autocomplete guides for WordPress & WooCommerce

How to (Easily) Configure Apache Solr on WordPress

One of the best ways of improving user experience on your WordPress websites is to have a speedy and accurate search. While the default search can be quite effective on websites with limited amounts of data, it’s speed can become problematic (slow) as traffic and data increases. This is why, in this case, you should replace your WordPress search with a high performance search engine. But where do you start? Apache Solr is an easy choice, since it is probably the one with the best price to performance ratio.   What is Solr ? While the default WordPress search (and many other search plugins such as Relevanssi or Ivory search) use simple SQL queries to find matching posts in the WP database, Solr is optimized

Add Weaviate AI search to your Wordpress

How to (Easily) Configure Weaviate (AI search) on WordPress

What if you wanted to have an AI search for your WordPress websites ? Thanks to WPSolr and Weaviate, you can set it up.   What is Weaviate ? Weaviate is an open-source vector database. It is free to download (and install) and you can use it as an AI search engine to upgrade your WordPress search. AI search offers multiple benefits and uses : Semantic search : This type of search uses a vector database and works by matching meanings and contexts instead of literal words. For example, “something to sleep on” would return beds even if the results don’t contain the word “sleep”. The advantages of this search is that it needs less fine-tuning than keyword search and it is multilingual. Image search

Integrate Opensearch into Wordpress websites

How to (Easily) Configure Opensearch on WordPress

One of the best ways of improving user experience on your WordPress websites is to have a speedy and accurate search. While the default search can be quite effective on websites with limited amounts of data, it’s speed can become problematic (slow) as traffic and data increases. This is why, in this case, you should replace your WordPress search with a high performance search engine. But where do you start? Opensearch is an easy choice, since it is probably the one with the best price to performance ratio.Opensearch   What is Opensearch ? While the default WordPress search (and many other search plugins such as Relevanssi or Ivory search) use simple SQL queries to find matching posts in the WP database, Opensearch is optimized for information retrieval

Wordpress Ajax (live) search

How to add Ajax (live) search to WordPress

In today’s world, every popular website is equipped with some form of Ajax search. allowing users to experience real-time updates and dynamic search suggestions as they type. This seamless interaction enhances user engagement and provides instant access to relevant information, ensuring a smoother and more efficient browsing experience overall. So how could you add this search feature to your WordPress website. Well this step-by-step guide will teach you.   What is Ajax search Example of a autocomplete Ajax search in WordPress using WPSolr plugin. Ajax search consists of returning results in real-time as a user enters text in a search. It will simply place the clickable results under the aforementioned search bar and differentiates itself from regular search by not reloading the page. This seamless

How to (Easily) Configure Elasticsearch on WordPress

One of the best ways of improving user experience on your WordPress websites is to have a speedy and accurate search. While the default search can be quite effective on websites with limited amounts of data, it’s speed can become problematic (slow) as traffic and data increases. This is why, in this case, you should replace your WordPress search with a high performance search engine. But where do you start? Elasticsearch is an easy choice, since it is probably the one with the best price to performance ratio.   What is Elasticsearch ? While the default WordPress search (and many other search plugins such as Relevanssi or Ivory search) use simple SQL queries to find matching posts in the WP database, Elasticsearch is optimized for

Screenshot of Ajax search autocompletion using WPSolr

Feature highlight : Autocompletion (Ajax search)

In the modern digital landscape, websites are expected to be highly responsive, providing immediate feedback to users. WPSolr can make that happen by adding autocompletion to your WordPress websites.   How does autocompletion work     As users type, WPSolr autocompletes in real-time, displaying potential queries beneath the search bar. Clicking on these suggestions triggers the corresponding query.   Add autocompletion to your WordPress or Woocommerce website   You can add autompletion to your WordPress or Woocommerce website using WPSolr, a search & recommendations plugin.   You can check out our Ajax search documentation.   WPsolr autocompletion works with our compatible search engines : Apache Solr, Elasticsearch, Opensearch, Algolia, Weaviate, etc…

Woocommerce x Algolia

Integrate Woocommerce with Algolia

Algolia is the most popular cloud search & recommendations provider. You could want to integrate it into your Woocommerce or WordPress website.   Why use Algolia ?   Search   Algolia provides search of all kinds : simple keyword search, AI/vector search & personalized search.   Keyword search is available in the free tier. Keyword search works by matching the keywords in a search query to the ones present in the indexed items/documents. It can be simple and limited without any configuration but Algolia offers multiple features to fine-tune it. For keyword search, you could define synonyms which is useful for expert websites. For example, if you have a medical website, you could need to set “acute myocardial infarction” as a synonym for heart attack.

How to implement autocomplete search with Algolia in WooCommerce

Introduction Implementing an autocomplete search feature in WooCommerce can greatly enhance the user experience and make it easier for customers to find the products they are looking for. Algolia is a powerful search platform that specializes in providing fast and relevant search results, and integrating it into your WooCommerce store can significantly improve the search functionality. In this post, we will discuss how to implement autocomplete search with Algolia in WooCommerce. Step 1: Setting up Algolia Account and Indexing: The first step is to create an Algolia account and set up an index for your WooCommerce products. Once you have created an account, you will need to install the Algolia plugin for WooCommerce. This plugin will facilitate the integration between WooCommerce and Algolia by providing