Let’s face the facts: WordPress search sucks. The search lists the results in date order, latest first. This is rarely useful. It also searches for the exact query, nothing less and nothing more. In particular, if you’re using WP as a content-management system instead of just running a small blog, the basic search will leave you in trouble.
Most replacements or enhancements don’t really fix what’s broken. wpSearch does, but it has other issues. At least for me, it causes pretty serious hangups when editing posts, the indexing of a new post is very slow when you have ~900 posts in the database. So, it’s not ideal.
Enter Relevanssi (Finnish for ”relevance”), a new WordPress search.
This is where the Relevanssi home page used to be; nowadays go to Relevanssi.com. There you can find everything you want, including the new and great Relevanssi Premium.
Relevanssi in action
- IvyCat Website Services, they also have a separate Knowledgebase search using the (in English)
- MMeOw (in English)
- L’Écho des Plugins WP (in French)
- Lautapeliopas (in Finnish)
- Kirjavinkit (in Finnish)
- Mahjong-opas (in Finnish)