Your API key is a unique identifier used by ExpertRec to set up your search. Getting one is easy. Just follow the steps below.
- Navigate to https://cse.expertrec.com/?platform=wordpress and sign up using your Gmail ID
- Enter your website’s URL and select the region closest to you. You can also add a sitemap if you wish to do so.
- The crawl will run in the background. This page is your control panel where you can configure all aspects of your search. But that’s not what you are here for. Copy the API Key from the dashboard’s home page.
- Come back to your WordPress control panel. Find Site Search on the left menu pane. Paste your API key in the field provided. (It will be auto-filled with a dummy key. You will have to change it!)
And that’s it. In 4 simple steps, you have a search bar working on your WordPress site. The search will work for a trial period of 14 days. You can choose to upgrade to a paid plan after that.