Read this blog on WordPress search overlay for more information.

There are a lot of plugins that include some sort of drop-down for search. Some of these plugins only have a handful of options to choose from, so leaving them as a pull-down menu is probably fine. Other plugins can potentially have a lot of options (think of a list of site users, posts, or some other unknown variable). Those menus can be very difficult for a user to scroll through. It would be nice to add a search overlay in your WordPress site instead of a separate search results page.
wordpress search overlay

Using a Search Plugin to get WordPress Search Overlay Page

  1. Install WP fastest site search plugin from WordPress plugin store.
  2. Go to https://cse.expertrec.com/newuser?platform=wordpress.
  3. Enter your WordPress website URL and click on next->
  4. The crawl will start in the background.
  5. Login to your WordPress admin panel.
  6. In your left panel you must be able to see Expertrec’s WordPress plugin, click on that.
  7. Get your site ID (or) API key from your Expertrec control panel ( here ).
  8. Copy-paste your site id in your WordPress control panel and click on save changes.
  9. Make sure you have upgraded to a paid plan before 14 days of free trial. (Price begins at 9 USD per month)
  10. That’s it! Your brand new WordPress search is up and running!

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