Category Archives: Knowledge Base

Knowledge base contains information on how to use Relevanssi. There are lots of features that are documented in the knowledge base. Here’s an index to the knowledge base, with all the entries sorted under different topics.

The most important troubleshooting trick

Advanced hacking, filter hooks

Search results pages

Search more



Plugin compatibility

Theme compatibility

Relevanssi Premium as a Composer package

If you want to install Relevanssi Premium as a Composer package, you can use the following URL to fetch the latest version: Just replace XXX with your valid API key. The URL will always return the latest version of the plugin files. There’s no way to get a specific version of Relevanssi. The Composer […]

Indexing Profile Builder Pro -generated users

Profile Builder Pro is a fine tool for managing user profiles. However, profiles created by Profile Builder Pro front end forms do not get automatically indexed by Relevanssi. This is because of the user account generation process in Profile Builder Pro doesn’t probably trigger all the filter hooks WP does, and thus Relevanssi doesn’t notice […]

Category filter for search results pages

Sometimes it’s nice to have a category filter on the search results pages: a simple dropdown where you can choose the category you want to show. It’s easy to create one using wp_dropdown_categories(), but on a search results page that’s slightly problematic, as it’ll include all categories, not just those included in the search results. […]

ACF subfields

If you have subfields or repeater fields in ACF, Relevanssi doesn’t understand the field_%_subfield notation. You can have Relevanssi index subfields by setting the custom field setting to all: that makes Relevanssi index all custom fields, which includes the repeater fields. If you want more control, Simon Wheatley has created Relevanssi: add ACF subfields to […]

Infinite Scroll from Jetpack

Jetpack has Infinite Scroll, which is a pretty cool feature, but unfortunately doesn’t work with Relevanssi on search results pages. Infinite Scroll uses WP_Query to get more posts, and that isn’t compatible with Relevanssi. I’m not aware of a solution that would allow Infinite Scroll to work with Relevanssi. There isn’t enough room for customization […]

Excluding posts by taxonomy

Relevanssi has a category exclusion feature built in, but that only works for basic categories and not any other taxonomies. You can use tax_query to restrict the searches as well, but that’s more complicated than adjusting the setting in Relevanssi settings. However, if the exclusion is permanent, it’s best done in the indexing level. That […]