Setup WPSOLR and elasticpress.io
From WPSOLR 21.3.
This video suppose you already have an account at elasticpress.io.
You will see how to create an elasticpress.io index with a few clicks.
What is Elasticpress.io?
Elasticpress.io is a service to host Elasticsearch indexes. Rather than installing Elasticsearch on your own server, you get a subscription and let the service manage your indexes on your behalf. No need of manpower, or servers, anymore.
What is the difference between ElasticPress and elasticpress.io?
ElasticPress is a free plugin to replace your WordPress SQL search with an Elasticsearch search. The plugin is free and requires an Elasticsearch index. The plugin is agnostic regarding Elasticsearch: it can be local, or hosted anywhere.
elasticpress.io is an Elasticsearch hosting service, compatible with the plugin. And also compatible with the WPSOLR plugin, as demonstrated by the video.
Here is the video tutorial:
1 – Signup for a free test subscription at elasticpress.io
2 – Navigate to your elasticpress.io dashboard
3 – Click on menu “My subscription”
4 – Copy the following informations: endpoint, Subscription ID, Token
5 – Navigate to your WPSOLR plugin dashboard
6 – Click on menu”0. Connect your indexes”, then menu “Configure your first index”, then button “Connect to your Elasticsearch/Apache Solr ”
7 – Select search engine “Elasticsearch”, then hosting account “elasticpress.io”
8 – Set a name for your index (like “my first elasticspress index”). This name will appear on many WPSOLR admin screens.
9 – Set a label for your index (like “elastic1”). This name will appear in your elasticpress.io dashboard.
10 – Paste the informations from step 4): endpoint, Subscription ID, Token
11 – Save to create the index
12 – Navigate to your elasticpress.io dashboard
13 – Click on menu “Health”. Notice that your index label (prefixed with your subscription id) appears, with its statistics