In this article we will see how to add search to your wordpress site. This method involves creating a custom search engine using expertrec.

add search to wordpress

Pre-requisites before creating a wordpress search engine-

  1. Have a live wordpress site. (not under development or staging)
  2. Have a wordpress sitemap created ( if you don’t have a wordpress sitemap you can create one by following instructions here https://www.expertrec.com/blog/wordpress-sitemap/ )
  3. Have access to wordpress admin panel.

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Here are steps to add search to your wordpress site in 5 minutes.

  1. Go to https://cse.expertrec.com/newuser?platform=wordpress.
  2. Enter your wordpress website url and click on next->wordpress search not working
  3. Enter your sitemap URL ( this is so that all the URLs in your sitemap get crawled and shown in search results. )
  4. Wait for crawl of your wordpress site to complete.wordpress search not working
  5. Download expertrec’s wordpress search extension from here -> Download link
  6. In your wordpress admin panel, go to Plugins-> Add New-> Upload pluginwordpress search not working
  7. Upload expertrec wordpress zip and click install. wordpress search not working
  8. Click on Activate plugin.wordpress search not working
  9. In your left panel you must be able to see expertrec’s wordpress plugin logo, click on that . wordpress search not working
  10. Get your site ID from your expertrec control panel ( here ).wordpress search not working
  11. Copy paste your site id in your wordpress control panel and click on save changes.wordpress search not working
  12. Make sure you have upgraded to a paid plan from here.(9 USD per month)
  13. Thats it ! Your brand new wordpress search is up and running! Here are snapshots of the search form and the search results pages.
  14. Snapshot of your wordpress search autocomplete.add search to wordpress
  15. Snapshot of your wordpress search results page which has filters and facets add search to wordpress
  16. Snapshot of your wordpress search spelling error tolerance feature- As you can see, a spelling mistake “gogle” has been corrected to “google”add search wordpress

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