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The basics of SEO for WordPress

Creating a successful website involves prioritizing search engine optimization (SEO), a crucial step that should not be overlooked. Often, individuals neglect to plan their SEO strategy while designing their website, focusing solely on its aesthetic appeal and postponing the setup of their SEO strategy. While a visually appealing website is essential, attracting and retaining users is equally vital in website development. SEO offers numerous benefits, including improved website visibility, increased organic traffic, and enhanced online presence. Although WordPress is inherently SEO-friendly, implementing several key practices can optimize your site effectively. This article outlines the fundamentals of SEO for WordPress, offering essential tips to kickstart your optimization efforts.   Choose an SEO-Friendly theme There are numerous methods to enhance WordPress SEO, and selecting an SEO-friendly theme

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

How AI content recommendations can increase your blog traffic

In today’s saturated blogging landscape, capturing and maintaining a reader’s interest is more challenging than ever, with new blogs emerging daily. Utilizing AI recommendations can provide a competitive advantage by promptly suggesting relevant and captivating content to users upon their website visit. Artificial Intelligence recommendation engines offer advanced systems for content recommendations, enhancing user experience through personalization and driving increased traffic to your blog. This article delves into how AI can elevate your blog’s traffic through intelligent content suggestions.   Understanding AI powered content recommendations Amidst the vast array of blogs available on the internet today, elevating a blog’s rank and attracting new users can be a daunting challenge. Since their emergence in the late 90s, blogs have garnered widespread popularity, now utilized by both

The impact of core web vitals on WordPress SEO

Search engine optimization is a constantly evolving field, and this year is no exception. User experience optimization plays a crucial role in determining a website’s ranking on search engine results, such as Google. Websites that enhance user satisfaction will achieve better SEO, which involves adopting practices like improving ease of use, ensuring fast loading times, and maintaining accessibility across devices, especially smartphones. Google has introduced Core Web Vitals, a new method to measure the overall user experience of a website, which is essential for determining its rank. Websites that neglect these metrics risk lowering user experience quality and increasing bounce rates. This article explores Core Web Vitals and offers actionable steps to optimize your WordPress site to meet these important metrics.   What are Core

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

Keyword clustering for improved SEO in WordPress

When crafting content for a WordPress website, it’s crucial to align the information with user search queries. Keyword clustering emerges as a strategy to synchronize website content with user searches by organizing keywords into groups and crafting comprehensive content that addresses diverse search queries. Not only does keyword clustering notably boost website traffic, but it also ensures content relevance and authority. In this article, we’ll delve into the specifics of keyword clustering and offer insights on effectively implementing this technique to bolster your website’s SEO and elevate its ranking on Google Search results.   What is keyword clustering Keyword clustering involves categorizing multiple keywords according to search intent. Within each cluster, there’s a primary “pillar” keyword, alongside supporting keywords that share similarities with the pillar

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

SEO vs Internal Search Optimization

While search engine optimization (SEO) plays a crucial role in boosting user engagement, internal search optimization should not be overlooked, as it equally contributes to enhancing website performance and user engagement, albeit serving distinct purposes. This article will explore the differences between these two methods and underscore their significance. Additionally, we will delve into effective strategies for leveraging both approaches to amplify a site’s overall performance.   Understanding the distinct roles What distinguishes SEO from Internal Search Optimization? SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a strategy aimed at achieving high rankings in search engines like Google by enhancing visibility and appeal. Google rewards websites that optimize user experience and maintain low bounce rates. Practices such as keyword optimization, improving website speed, building backlinks, and ensuring content

The influence of mobile devices on WordPress search strategies

With mobile devices reigning supreme in the digital realm, the manner in which users engage with websites has undergone substantial transformation. This change holds profound implications for website design, especially concerning features like search functionality. In the realm of WordPress sites, where prioritizing ease of use and accessibility is essential, optimizing search strategies for mobile users isn’t merely an add-on but an imperative. This article delves into the impact of the surge in mobile internet usage on the design and functionality of search systems within WordPress.   Mobile first: a paradigm shift Mobile first is a design approach that prioritizes the creation of a website for smartphones before adapting it for desktop computers. This strategy has gained widespread adoption recently, as websites traditionally focused on

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

Geolocation search

Feature Highlight : Geolocation & proximity search for WordPress

Adding geolocation search to your WordPress site can significantly enhance the user experience by providing location-based content and services tailored to the needs and preferences of your visitors. Whether you’re running a local business, a travel blog, or an e-commerce platform, geolocation search enables users to find relevant information, products, or services based on their current location or specified area of interest.       How to add geolocation search to your WordPress   You can easily add geolocation search to your WordPress using WPSolr, a WordPress search & recommendations plugin. It will use the visitor’s geolocation data to find close items and indicate their distance.   You can check out how in our documentation.

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How WP_Query performs a WordPress search

WordPress relies on the WP_Query class to perform searches (and load data in general). This class is a very versatile and customizable piece of PHP code since it includes many WordPress hooks and this way many plugins have been built around it. Without WP_Query, adding an efficient and relevant WordPress search would be very difficult.   This guide will overview the components of the WP_Query class, among others, that form the search functionalities within WordPress.     For the purpose of this guide, let’s consider that the user enters the term “shirt” in the WordPress search bar.     This will reload the page. It will now have the following url : https://www.yourwebsite.com/?s=shirt.   This way the term you want to search (in this case

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How does WordPress search work and how to improve it

WordPress is a powerful CMS that currently powers 40% of the websites worldwide. It can allow the users to build fully functioning websites in minutes and provides a default search. But how effective is this default search. Short answer : not a lot. In this guide, you will learn about the inner workings of this WordPress search and how you could improve it.   How does default WordPress search work ?   Default WordPress search works using SQL. While it is convenient since no further setup is needed, it has a few downsides :   1. Can be slow   The default search can be slowed down for a few reasons : Running on the same hardware : since both your WordPress applications and database

The role of topic clusters in boosting WordPress SEO

In contemporary web development, the significance of topic clusters (or content clusters) cannot be overstated when it comes to enhancing the visibility and performance of a WordPress website. This strategy not only enhances site organization and enriches user interaction but also notably elevates search engine standings. Grasping the concept of topic clusters has the potential to revolutionize the SEO efforts of website proprietors seeking enhancement.   Understanding topic clusters A topic cluster comprises interconnected webpages centered on a central theme. At the core of the cluster lies the pillar page, providing a comprehensive overview of the subject matter. Surrounding this pillar are cluster content pages that delve into specific subtopics. While the pillar content offers a broad perspective, the cluster pages delve into particular issues,

Wordpress image search

Image search for WordPress & Woocommerce

Image search is becoming more and more common with the advent of AI. It is very useful for many purposes but one of the most important is e-commerce. Using image search, users can upload images to find products that closely resemble what they are looking for, yielding far better conversion rates than text-based search ever would. So what if you wanted to add image search to Woocommerce, the world’s leading solution when it comes to e-commerce platforms.   Learn all there is to know about WordPress search by reading our guide.   How does image search work ?   You can’t add image search to your WordPress or Woocommerce using the default search. The default WordPress search uses basic SQL to search for matching items

Integrating social media and SEO on your WordPress site

In today’s digital landscape, the influence of social media on enhancing a website’s search engine optimization (SEO) is both significant and undeniable. By strategically harnessing the power of social media, you can substantially boost your website’s visibility, attract more traffic, and increase user interaction. This article will explore effective methods for harmonizing social media with SEO on your WordPress website, aiming for a unified strategy that amplifies your online visibility.   Understanding the relationship between social media and SEO Although social media does not directly impact the SEO of a WordPress website, its indirect advantages are substantial. Engaging with users and clients on social media platforms can lead to an increase in backlinks through the sharing of your content. Additionally, social media serves as a

Add search & facets to your Woocommerce wesbite using WPSolr

Feature highlight : Woocommerce product search & facets

WooCommerce powers approximately 23% of the world’s e-commerce websites. With this extensive reach, WPSolr, a WordPress search and recommendations plugin, offers integration specifically designed to cater to WooCommerce sites, making it a likely solution to meet your needs.   Check out our Woocommerce integration documentation.   Woocommerce search     WPSolr will allow you to add Ajax (live) search to your Woocommerce website.   From the WPSolr dashboard, you can select which data to display for each Woocommerce product result. :     Woocommerce facets   WPSolr offers plenty of facets to choose from. You can use them filter the Woocommerce shop :     You can then easily add these WPSolr facets to your Woocommerce sidebar using widgets :  

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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.

Wordpress multisite search

Feature highlight : WordPress multisite search

WordPress offers a unique feature in that it can support multiple virtual websites in one single WordPress installation. They can all share ressources like plugins or themes. But what if you wanted all your websites to share the same search.   You can now using WPSolr.   Add multisite search to your WordPress   Learn how you enable cross-site search for your WordPress websites using WPSolr.   WPSolr is a WordPress search and recommendations plugin. Using it, you can equip any WordPress & Woocommerce website with keyword search, AI search, personalized search and even RAG.

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WordPress search : Ultimate Guide for 2024

WordPress is the most widely used CMS and single handedly powers 40% of the web. If you haven’t tried it already, it is intuitive, powerful and if you use one of many hosting providers out there, you can easily set up a working website in minutes. But once you made all of your content, how do you ensure that your users can find it. For that, you need a good site search. Many types of search exist : keyword search, AI search, even personalized search. WordPress provides one by default, but it is incredibly slow and ineffective. This guide will go over the benefits of a fast and relevant search and how you could implement third party search engines easily into any WordPress or Woocommerce

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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…

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Feature highlight : AWS Opensearch

AWS is the world’s leading cloud computing provider so it is no surprise that you would want to use it to host your search engines. Good news! You can now integrate the AWS Opensearch service into any WordPress & Woocommerce website using WPSolr, a search & recommendations plugin. Let Opensearch take control of your search and facets.   Why use Opensearch ?   Opensearch is an open source fork of a very popular and important search engine called Elasticsearch. It delivers an efficient and relevant search (that can power websites with millions of items or products) but also provides detailed analytics. It can be used for many purposes including but not limited to e-commerce, multimedia streaming, news, back-office, etc…   Opensearch was created in 2021

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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.

Woocommerce recommendation engines

How to add a recommendation engine to your Woocommerce ?

One of the best technologies to boost sales for e-commerce today are recommendation systems. But how could you add a recommendation engine to your woocommerce website?  You’re at the right place. First we will define what recommendation engines are, then we can establish strategies and solutions to add recommendation engines to Woocommerce.   What is a recommendation engine?   A recommendation engine, also called a recommender system, will suggest (or recommend) items that it predicts users will be inclined to view or buy. These predictions are based on patterns of users’ past behaviors and preferences.   This technology is based on personalization and is closely related to personalized search.   What are the benefits of a recommendation engine for Woocommerce?   Recommendations greatly boosts sales

How to measure effectiveness of your WordPress search

Evaluating the performance of a website’s search feature is vital because it provides essential insights into enhancing user experience and enabling visitors to swiftly and effortlessly locate their desired content. An efficient search mechanism can decrease bounce rates and boost user engagement. In this article, we’ll discuss several strategies for achieving this.   Understanding WordPress search metrics Several metrics are available to assess the effectiveness of search functionality: The search volume of a website reflects the total number of searches conducted on the site. A higher volume suggests that users frequently use the search feature to navigate the website. Click-through rate (CTR) represents the percentage of searches that lead to a click. A low CTR might indicate that the search results are not effectively meeting

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

Comparing search technologies: Elasticsearch vs. Solr vs. Algolia in WordPress

Search functionality is crucial for many websites, particularly e-commerce platforms, where a significant portion of online transactions originates from search queries. Unfortunately, the default search feature in WordPress often falls short of expectations, making the addition of a search plugin a necessary upgrade. WPSOLR stands out as an excellent choice, catering to a wide range of website needs and supporting various search engines. This article will delve into Elasticsearch, Solr, and Algolia, comparing their features and performance. Although these are just a few of the search engines compatible with WPSOLR, they are among the most renowned. Each offers unique advantages, and we’ll explore how they stack up against each other in the following comparison.   Elasticsearch Elasticsearch, built atop the Lucene library, stands out for

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.

Integrate Recombee into Woocommerce website

Integrate Woocommerce with Recombee

Woocommerce is the #1 solution for e-commerce globally. This WordPress plugin provides a powerful and customizable platform for online businesses to sell their products and services. With its user-friendly interface and easy integration with various payment gateways, Woocommerce has become the go-to choice for many entrepreneurs. One of the key features of Woocommerce is its flexibility. It offers a wide range of extensions and themes that allow you to customize your store according to your specific needs. Whether you want to add new functionalities or enhance the design of your website, there is an extension or theme available for almost any requirement. One of these features you could consider adding is recommendations.   Why equip Woocommerce with personalized search & recommendations? Woocommerce already offers users

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Woocommerce product recommendations

Woocommerce is one of the most popular and widely used WordPress plugins for e-commerce websites. It offers a wide range of features and functionalities that make it easier for online store owners to manage their products, inventory, orders, and payments. Woocommerce allows users to seamlessly integrate an online store into their existing WordPress website without having to switch platforms or create a separate website for their e-commerce needs. Another major advantage of using Woocommerce is its extensive range of extensions and add-ons. Some of these add-ons can be product recommendations. In this blog post, we will learn about the benefits of these product recommendation plugins but if you wish to discover the best ones you should check out our top 5 list of recommendation plugins

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Recombee Review : The most versatile AI recommender

Recombee is an AI-powered recommender that offers both recommendations & personalized search. Whether it’s recommending products, articles, or movies, Recombee leverages advanced algorithms and machine learning to deliver personalized recommendations & search that keep users engaged and satisfied. With its easy integration and customizable features, Recombee empowers businesses to optimize content discovery, increase user retention, and drive conversions effortlessly.       Highly-performing recommendations   Recombee prides itself in increasing conversion rates and in turn revenue tenfold. You can verify this by reading their case studies. Using the case studies, you can observe that Recombee improves website performance in most situations whether it is general purposes, e-commerce, streaming, news, etc…     Here are the main types of recommendations :   1. Item recommendations  

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Top 5 Recommendation Plugins for Woocommerce & WordPress

Recommendations are an emerging technology today, often used in e-commerce or video streaming. If you wish to equip your WordPress or Woocommerce website with recommendations, there are quite a few plugins available.  However, not all of them are created equal. Some may be limited in functionality, while others may lack compatibility with certain themes or other plugins.   Here are the top 5 :       1. WPSolr   WPSolr is a complete search and recommendations WordPress plugin that integrates countless search engines & recommenders into your WordPress website. Apache Solr, Elasticsearch, Opensearch, Weaviate, Algolia, Recombee, Google Retail are all compatible (check out our engine features comparison). It is versatile and can be used for multiple purposes : blog website, e-commerce website, news website,

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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

These are the most common types of security vulnerabilities when coding in WordPress

WordPress common security vulnerabilities When trying to setup the perfect experience for your users, create a plugin or a theme, you could need to write code. Here are the common security vulnerabilities you need to avoid when adding PHP code to your WordPress installation. The most common are : incorrectly managed user identities & permissions SQL Injections Cross Site scripting Cross-Site Request Forgery

Generateblocks, a Gutenberg editor plugin?

Have you tried GenerateBlocks? Recently started new website creation projects so I thought I would try out WordPress pagebuilders other than good old Elementor. Somebody suggested Generateblocks and thought I would check it out but surprise, it uses Gutenberg, the editor I always avoided. But I was pleasantly surprised. GenerateBlocks is a WordPress plugin that adds a handful of blocks to the Gutenberg editor. However they are highly customizable, more than the elements of most other pagebuilders which more than makes up for the small number of blocks. Some drawbacks I only tried it out for a small while but I still saw a few limitations. An example is image carousel, there is currently no way of easily making an image carousel with default Generateblocks,

The default WordPress search is losing you money, Algolia explains you how

How does the default WordPress search works ? Learn how the default WordPress search works. Why it’s making lose money It works by sending a basic SQL query to the WordPress database that is wildly inefficient and imprecise which, according to Algolia, could be losing you money. 📖 By reading this article, you’ll learn that 43% of visitors immediately go to the search bars when opening a website and shoppers that use search bars spend 2.6 times more than others. Conclusion 🛑 So it is important that you use a highly performant and relevant search engine for your website since the more data you have, the more the WordPress default search will struggle. If you are interested in equipping your website with an efficient search, check

demo woocommerce flatsome 100 thousand products

Did you know that Elasticsearch is free on Cloudways?

Why not use it with elasticpress.io or wpsolr.com or wpsolr free https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpsolr-free/ to power your WooCommerce or #WordPress? Try the Elasticsearch demo on Cloudways with WPSOLR: https://demo-woocommerce-flatsome-cloudways.wpsolr.com/shop/ The configuration is described in the link. And even more, with WPSOLR, for DigitalOcean clients eager to use Algolia https://demo-woocommerce-flatsome-cloudways-algolia.wpsolr.com/shop/, Elasticsearch, OpenSearch Project https://demo-woocommerce-cloudways-100k-aws-opensearch.wpsolr.com/shop/, Google Retail search https://lnkd.in/dNz83eQw, or even Weaviate vector search https://demo-woocommerce-flatsome-cloudways-2k-cohere.wpsolr.com/shop/, and soon Vespa.ai https://demo-woocommerce-flatsome-cloudways-2k-vespa.wpsolr.com/shop/. Try all WPSOLR search demos on Cloudways: https://www.wpsolr.com/wpsolr-demos/

A new WooCommerce demo with Weaviate and sentence transformers

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