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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

8 Best Related Posts Plugins for WordPress (2024)

Are you searching for the best related posts plugin for WordPress to improve your clicks and user engagement? WordPress already has quite a few of them. How would you like a tour? We have tested and reviewed many related posts plugins and ranked the best. You can learn more about it down below.   1. WPSolr Pro+ Case studies from Recombee showing click rate increase by 40%. WPSolr offers a related posts plugin. It offers perfectly accurate recommendations using powerful AI recommenders such as Recombee and Algolia. WPSolr Pro+ powers the recommendations on the side of this post (or any other on this website). The advantage of AI recommenders are that they not only take into account the content of the posts but also the

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

The most advanced related posts plugin for WordPress

WordPress is the world’s leading solution when it comes to website creation. It is first and foremost a blog CMS so what if you wanted to link posts or any other types of products together to not only improve your SEO but also guide your users, thus greatly increasing user satisfaction? WPSolr can help with that. WPSolr offers a recommendation plugin that uses AI to accurately suggest related posts (and products if you have Woocommerce installed).   Why have related posts (recommendations) for your WordPress Most popular websites offer some form of recommendations to the users. They are an automated technology designed to suggest content that is in some way related to what the user is currently viewing. This technology can seem very similar to

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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

WPSolr Wordpress facets example

Feature highlight : WordPress facets (filters)

Whether you’re running an e-commerce store with Woocommerce, managing a news platform, or curating a blog, you would want to let your users personalize their WordPress browsing experience by adding facets to your website’s search functionality.   WPSolr allows for that.   Add faceted search to any WordPress  or Woocommerce website     WPSolr is a search & recommendations plugin that can also integrate facets powered by world-class search engines.   They are highly customizable and deliver lightning fast results. WPSolr also offer quite a few of them : checkboxes, radioboxes, select box, date picker, slider, color picker, etc…   You can learn how to add them in our official documentation.

WPSolr vs WebToffee 'Related products for Woocommerce'

WebToffee’s “Related Products for WooCommerce” vs WPSolr : WordPress recommendation plugins

You could want to equip your Woocommerce website with product recommendations but don’t know which solution is the right one for you. This comparison guide will detail the differences between the two recommendation plugins : WebToffee’s ‘Related Products for WooCommerce’ and WPSolr.   You could also view our top 5 WordPress recommendations plugins list.   WebToffee’s ‘Related Products for WooCommerce’   WebToffee’s ‘Related Products for WooCommerce’ plugin‘s overrides the default Woocommerce related products. It is a simple and intuitive plugin that will filter products based on taxonomies   Specialized in Woocommerce : can only index product types. The recommendation engine is stored on the WordPress server which decreases performance greatly. Display recommendations in a slider. Recommend products in store and in product detailed view. Place

WPSolr vs Woocommerce Product Recommendations

“WooCommerce Product Recommendations” vs WPSolr : WordPress recommendation plugins

You could want to equip your Woocommerce website with product recommendations but don’t know which solution is the right one for you. This comparison guide will detail the differences between the two recommendation plugins : WooCommerce Product Recommendations and WPSolr.   You could also view our top 5 WordPress recommendations plugins list.   WooCommerce Product Recommendations   Woocommerce Product recommendations is an official Woocommerce plugin. This recommendation plugin is content-based (based on keywords) and it has the distinctive advantage of being made by the Woocommerce team.   Specialized in Woocommerce (index products and orders). Engine shares the same server as WordPress, so it is slower (less computing power available). Countless recommendation algorithms (“Recommend Best Selling Products”, “Recommend New Arrivals”, “Recommend Top Rated Products”,  etc…), all

WPSolr vs Flycart

Flycart’s “Checkout Upsell for WooCommerce” vs WPSolr : WordPress recommendation plugins

You could want to equip your Woocommerce website with product recommendations but don’t know which solution is the right one for you. This comparison guide will detail the differences between the two recommendation plugins : Flycart’s ‘Checkout Upsell for WooCommerce’ and WPSolr.   You could also view our top 5 WordPress recommendations plugins list.   Flycart Checkout Upsell for WooCommerce   As it’s name implies, Flycart’s ‘Checkout Upsell for WooCommerce‘ WordPress plugin is a plugin that is specialized in upselling products. You can place them in multiple locations and they rely on simple content-based (keywords) filtering algorithms.   Intuitive UI. Uses basic Woocommerce related products algorithm (slow and inaccurate). Create related products, upsell products and frequently bought together recommendations. Place the recommendations in predetermined locations

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Recombee recommendations for WordPress

Recombee is a personalization & recommendations engine that is proven to improve conversion rates greatly. But what if you wanted to implement it into your WordPress website ? Well you’re at the right place. This will explain why you wold want to add Recombee to your WordPress website but also how you could go it.   Why integrate Recombee into WordPress? Integrating Recombee into WordPress offers countless benefits : Firstly, it enhances user experience by delivering personalized recommendations tailored to individual preferences, thereby increasing user engagement and satisfaction. Recombee is also a very versatile recommendation engine. It can be used for e-commerce, movie or video streaming and blog or news websites. This is because it offers countless user events (interactions) and trained models to use.

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What is Retrieval-Augmented Recommendation (RAR)?

I bet that the name Retrieval-augmented recommendation reminds you of something. That’s right! It’s a similar process to RAG (retrieval-augmented generation) but with a twist. Instead of using a search engine to retrieve the items and then feeding them to a generative AI, you retrieve the items using a search engine and then re-rank them using a recommender (personalization).   This way you get the best of both worlds : any search engine of your choice but with personalization. This is powerful since you can basically build your own personalized search.   Why?   At WPSolr (WordPress search and recommendations plugin), we came up with this new method of search because one of our clients needed a personalized vector (AI) search for their e-commerce website

8 Best WordPress Search plugins in 2024 (Free + Paid)

Over two decades since its inception, WordPress stands as the prominent CMS globally. Originally a basic tool for blogging, it has evolved into a versatile platform capable of supporting a diverse array of website types. Despite its strengths, the default WordPress search often falls short, making plugins an essential upgrade for those needing an efficient and relevant search experience on their site. While many of these search plugins are available for free, some require a purchase. This article will teach you what are the top 10 plugins to refine your website’s search.   1. WPSolr (Free or €99/month) WPSolr is a very complete WordPress search plugin since it delivers all the components any website would need to have a great search experience. You can check

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What are AI-powered Recommendation systems : A 2024 complete beginner’s guide

In the past, you used to increase your website’s click-through/conversion rate by adding a high performance and relevant search experience. But recently, a new type of technology has emerged : recommender systems (or recommenders). Recommendation systems often operate more subtly, with users interacting minimally with the recommendations and not fully registering their presence. They rely on personalization and are closely related to personalized search. Some of the most prominent recommenders on the market are Recombee, Amazon Personalize, Algolia and Google retail. Why choose a recommendation system?   Example of the Amazon homepage full of recommendations to guide the user   Recommendation systems offer an effortless browsing experience   Forcing your users to search for the products or articles they want adds unnecessary steps to a

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

Top Elasticsearch plugins for WooCommerce

Introduction Elasticsearch is a powerful and popular search engine that can be integrated with WooCommerce to improve search functionality. However, Elasticsearch alone may not offer many features that you may want or need for your online store. That is why Elasticsearch plugins are important. In this post, we will discuss some of the top Elasticsearch plugins for WooCommerce and how they can add more functionality to your search engine. We will also give a brief overview of the plugins and how they work with Elasticsearch. Top Elasticsearch Plugins for WooCommerce 1. Elasticsearch for WooCommerce – This plugin is designed to help you integrate Elasticsearch with WooCommerce. It has many features that will help you create a more powerful search engine that can handle large amounts

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How Ivory Search works compared to the Default WordPress search? (w/ speed test)

Since forever, websites have offered search functionalites to help their users find the content they need. It is no different for WordPress websites. A good WordPress search is invaluable since it increases user engagement and reduces frustration. Well WordPress offers a default search. But is it a good idea to use it? Well apparently not enough since Ivory search exists. Ivory search is a WordPress search plugin that replaces the default search with a more refined and efficient one. If you want to learn about more WordPress search plugins, you could check out our list.   Which features does Ivory search add ? Index any WordPress data type The default WordPress search doesn’t offer configuration options, even choosing which data is searchable is not possible.

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How Relevanssi works compared to the default WordPress search?

Since forever, websites have offered search functionalites to help their users find the content they need. It is no different for WordPress websites. A good WordPress search is invaluable since it increases user engagement and reduces frustration. Well WordPress offers a default search. But is it a good idea to use it? Well apparently not enough since Relevanssi exists. Relevanssi is a WordPress search plugin that replaces the default search with a more refined and efficient one. If you want to learn about more WordPress search plugins, you could check out our list.   Which features does Relevanssi add ? Index any WordPress data type The default WordPress search doesn’t offer configuration options, even choosing which data is searchable is not possible. This type of

Speed up Toolset Archive Views

WPSOLR will automatically speed up Toolset Archive Views You do not have to choose between flexibility and scalability anymore. Keep using Toolset Views plugin as your favourite Query Builder. But boost your site speed and relevancy with WPSOLR working in the background. Bring the speed of WPSOLR to Toolset Archive Views With Toolset Views alone, you can build sophisticated queries and filters. Without any knowledge of SQL. But the more complex your queries, the less quick your views become. In fact, SQL simply slows down with more where clause, table join, table scan, and aggregation. To see how SQL statements are built with the Toolset Views Query Builder, let’s install the plugin Query monitor. This plugin displays all SQL queries executed while the admin or front-end pages