The plugin provides relevant search results in milliseconds, ensuring that your users can find your best posts at the speed of thought. It also comes with native typo-tolerance and is language-agnostic, so that every WordPress user, no matter where they are, can benefit from it.
This plugin relies on the Algolia service which requires you to create an account here.
Algolia offers its Search as a Service provider on a incremental payment program, including a free Hacker Plan which includes 10,000 records & 100,000 operations per month. Beyond that, plans start at $49/month.
Note that there isn’t a direct correlation between the number of posts in WordPress and the number of records in Algolia.
Also note that we only offer support to paying plans.
On average, you can expect to have about 10 times more records than you have posts, though this is not a golden rule and you could end up with more records.
Getting started guide
Once you have installed the plugin, you can follow the step by step guide provided here: https://community.algolia.com/wordpress/configuration.html
Algolia enhances your search functionality with a completely customizable search experience which can be seamlessly integrated into your WordPress theme. It lets you create a find-as-you-type experience or an auto-complete dropdown menu, which provides relevant results from the first keystroke. Our extension also automatically synchronizes data (posts, taxonomies etc.) in real-time, making sure that any updates to your site are available as soon as they are made.
Algolia returns results in under 35ms on an average – irrespective of whether you have 100s or 1000s of posts.
Our state-of-the-art infrastructure and distributed search network ensures that your readers benefit from this, no matter where they are.
Search by Algolia gives you the ability to make all forms of data – blog posts, categories, users etc. – searchable from a single search bar. Algolia also gives you the ability to completely customize your search results based on criteria that makes sense for your business, such as popularity, date, relevance etc.
Built by developers for developers
Search by Algolia is also completely configurable and fully extensible by means of WordPress filters and hooks, letting you build a custom search experience or theme based on Algolia.
Want to see out how we did it?
Check it out here: Search by Algolia GitHub Repository
Join the Algolia community and meet thousands of search enthusiasts. We’re also always on the lookout for feedback: https://community.algolia.com/wordpress