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

Put sticky posts first in results

If you want to have sticky posts first in results when they match the search query, just add this code to your theme functions.php: add_filter( ‘relevanssi_hits_filter’, ‘rlv_sticky_first’ ); function rlv_sticky_first( $hits ) { $sticky = array(); $nonsticky = array(); $sticky_post_ids = get_option( ‘sticky_posts’ ); foreach( $hits[0] as $hit ) { if ( in_array( $hit->ID, $sticky_post_ids […]

Relevanssi and Genesis

In some cases Relevanssi requires modifications to search result template for the search results to work properly (in particular when using Relevanssi Premium to search user profiles and taxonomy terms). Adjusting the templates is really simple, usually just changing the_permalink() to echo relevanssi_get_permalink() is enough, but framework themes like Genesis make small changes like these […]

Compatibility with the Avada theme

Avada is the most popular WordPress theme on the market. Unfortunately it doesn’t work with Relevanssi out of the box. The reason for the incompatibility is the most common there is: there’s an unnecessary query_posts() call in the search.php file. To make Relevanssi work, make the following change to the search.php file. Find this line: […]

Auto-redirecting with one search result

If you want to auto-direct the user directly to the result if there’s just one result for the search, that’s quite easy. Just add the following code to your theme functions.php: add_action(’template_redirect’, ‘one_match_redirect’); function one_match_redirect() { if (is_search()) { global $wp_query; if ($wp_query->post_count == 1) { wp_redirect( get_permalink( $wp_query->posts[’0’]->ID ) ); } } } This […]

Excluding protected posts

A site I’m working with has a handful of “protected” posts (password required to view). For various reasons, we don’t want to show these in search results. While there is no excerpt shown, I’d prefer for people to not even know they exist. Relevanssi sees protected posts as public posts (because their post status is […]