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Which php version should I use with wpsolr ?

Wpsolr requires some external libraries with namespaces. Which require php 5.3.

September 29, 2016 admin

Apache Solr port 8983 is blocked

Message We could not connect to your Solr server. It’s probably because the port is blocked. Please try another port, for instance 443, or contact your hosting provider/network administrator to unblock your port. Solr HTTP error: HTTP request failed, Failed to connect to localhost port 8983: Connection refused When During index configuration in wpsolr admin. […]

September 27, 2016 admin

Why is my ajax search box not redirecting to the ajax search page ?

As detailed in How does the ajax search work ?, wpsolr will try to replace your theme’s search boxes with its own. But, if your theme does not use the standard WordPress “get_search_form” filter to build its search boxes, nothing will happen. A way to overcome that issue is to insert a link to the ajax […]

September 26, 2016 admin

What is WPSOLR Commerce ?

WPSOLR Commerce is WPSOLR on steroids. Both plugins are using Apache Solr, but the comparison ends here. WPSOLR is monolithic, when WPSOLR Commerce is component based. WPSOLR manages a search page as a monolithic block, when WPSOLR Commerce’s components can cooperate in thousands of ways to build hundreds of searches. WPSOLR Commerce features – Build your own […]

October 21, 2016 admin

I bought my licence for a domain name. Can I change to another domain name?

Problem I need to change the domain name that my licence is active for. Resolution You first need to deactivate the licence from the active wpsolr website (if you’ve already shutdown your website, you will first need to contact us).     Then activate the licence from the new wpsolr website. Explanation You can change the […]

November 8, 2016 admin

How to use jQuery selectors ?

jQuery selectors in wpsolr are used to associate live suggestions and geolocation to your theme’s search box(es). When the wpsolr javascript code needs to identify your search box(es), to attach specific events, it does so by using jQuery selectors. What is jQuery ? jQuery is a javascript library, widely used to simplify the manipulation of the elements […]

October 5, 2016 admin

How does the ajax search work ?

When you choose to display your search results with the ajax search theme delivered with the plugin, several things happen. Search page Wpsolr creates a search page “search-wpsolr”, which only content is a WordPress shortcode. See Is there a shortcode to display the ajax search where I need ? Search form(s) The standard WordPress filter ‘get_search_form’ is […]

September 26, 2016 admin

Where can I download the Apache Solr 4 configuration files ?

Download our Apache Solr 4.x configuration files. They are compatible with our Solr hosting.

September 25, 2016 admin

Live search

Live Search Also called Product Suggestions, or Instant search, it extends your search forms with an AJAX search. It shows the search results in a drop-down list while you’re typing, rather than redirecting you to a results page. Thanks to the magic of jQuery selectors, any of your website’s boring search form is transformed in an appealing suggestions box. […]

November 15, 2016 admin

How to consolidate the search from several domains ?

Let’s imagine you manage several newspapers, or blogs, or magazines. Let say that one site is about cooking, one is about fashion, and the last one is about quantum physics (geeks can be hip also). Now, you would like to search in all your sites, and show all the results in one consolidated site, let say […]

September 27, 2016 admin

My license went back to the free version

Problem My wpsolr went back to the free version. How do I activate my license back ? Resolution If you’ve just installed WPSOLR for the first time, follow the instruction to activate your license : How to activate a license pack ? If you’ve upgraded WPSOLR, you just need to confirm your license by clicking on […]

November 4, 2016 admin

ACF pack – Can I use google map fields with WPSOLR Geolocation pack ?

Yes, from WPSOLR 14.7, you can. How does it work ? The ACF Google Map fields store an address, a latitude, and a longitude. The WPSOLR ACF pack is able to convert the field informations, when indexing, in a “latitude,longitude” format, fully compatible with the WPSOLR Geolocation pack. You will need to fill the option “Your […]

November 5, 2016 admin

WooCommerce pack – Can I replace my Category pages with WPSOLR search ?

Yes, you can From WPSOLR 14.9, there is a new option on the WooCommerce pack to replace category pages queries with WPSOLR queries.   How does it work ? WooCommerce categories pages are simply WP_Query with a filter on the category. WPSOLR replaces WP_Query with a Solr query, filtered with the category retrieved from the urls looking like “/product_category/slug-some-category”. […]

November 19, 2016 admin

WooCommerce pack – Can I replace orders search with WPSOLR search ?

  Yes, from WPSOLR 14.5, you can. How does it work ? WooCommerce orders are built upon the WordPress post type “shop_order”. And, as you know, WPSOLR is able to index and search in any post type. Just select the option “Replace WooCommerce orders search by WPSOLR’s orders search” in your WooCommerce pack, et voilà! What […]

November 4, 2016 admin

WooCommerce pack – Can I add more sort items than the default ?

Yes, from WPSOLR 14.6, you can. How does it work ? WooCommerce sort drop-down list contains a few default sort items. But, as you know, WPSOLR is able to sort by virtually any product custom field. Just select the option “Replace WooCommerce drop-down list content with WPSOLR’s” in your WooCommerce pack, et voilà! What are the […]

November 5, 2016 admin

How to buy a new subscription ?

WPSOLR is a free plugin, which you can enhance with a subscription pack. You first buy a subscription. On the subscription order, you choose one or more packs with the number of WordPress websites where you want to activate the pack. For instance, let’s imagine you want to boost your search on 3 of your websites. One of them […]

September 27, 2016 admin

ACF pack – How are managed repeaters data and flexible content layouts ?

Definition In the plugin “Advanced Custom Fields”, repeaters and  flexible contents are recursive fields. They are containers for other simple fields (text, select, …), or other recursive fields. Example For instance, a flexible content can contain a files repeater. The files will then be at the third level of the ACF fields hierarchy. And, in that example, […]

October 30, 2016 admin

Is there a widget to display the search sort list where I need ?

Yes, there is a Widget for that. In your WordPress admin, go to menu Appearance->Widgets. Drag&drop the widget “WPSOLR Sort list” to the widget area your theme is providing. It could be on your theme search page for instance. I cannot see the “WPSOLR Sort list” widget in my admin or in my front-end widget […]

September 26, 2016 admin

Which search templates are available ?

With wpsolr, you can choose between two templates to display your search results.   Wpsolr search template This is the template delivered by wpsolr. It is an Ajax template, and shows all the features in a custom search page, thanks to the wpsolr’s shortcode. This template displays all the wpsolr features: A search box with live suggestions A sort list Facets […]

October 5, 2016 admin

Faceted search – What is it ?

What is a Faceted search ? Faceted search is the biggest thing that happened in the search world. Even today, on many websites, a visitor is required to fill in some search form criteria. Before submitting the search form and getting results. Even on big WooCommerce websites. This is a big show stopper, as many visitors […]

October 21, 2016 admin