Continue reading How to index usermeta fields in Relevanssi

How to index usermeta fields in Relevanssi

Relevanssi Premium can index user profiles. Users may have meta fields attached to them: there’s a wp_usermeta database table, even though the user editing interface by default doesn’t have any tools to add meta fields to users. Codex includes documentation on how to use the user meta fields. Read Working with User Metadata for code…

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Controlling attachment types in index

Relevanssi lets you index attachments – not their contents, but the names and descriptions. But perhaps you only want to index a particular type of attachment? Relevanssi settings don’t have any control over that, it’s either all attachments or nothing. It is possible to choose which kinds of attachments are indexed. It is done with the…

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Keyword-based search blocking

If your search logs are full of spam with repeating keywords, you’re being targeted by a spammer. Their goal is to get visibility to their malicious URLs, hoping Google will index your search results pages with their spam URL in it. There are probably better ways to stop these kinds of spammers, but here’s one…

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Premium 1.14.9

I was alerted yesterday that Relevanssi Premium has a XSS vulnerability. If you are using the “Did you mean” feature, it is possible to construct a search query that contains scripts that are automatically run on the page if the “Did you mean” feature runs. See DXWSecurity report on the vulnerability. Version 1.14.9 fixes this…

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Restricting the indexing to particular user roles

From the Relevanssi settings, you can only choose whether subscribers are indexed or not. If you need finer control over what user roles are indexed by Relevanssi, you can use the following code. Place it in your theme functions.php: add_filter(’relevanssi_user_index_ok’, ‘rlv_do_not_index_admins’, 10, 2); function rlv_do_not_index_admins($do_index, $user) { $block_these_roles = array(’administrator’, ‘editor’, ‘author’, ‘contributor’, ‘subscriber’);  …

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