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PSA: New ransom scam in town

We were threatened with a new ransom extortion message. I haven’t seen this one before, looks like it’s new but already spreading out widely. I’m sharing it here as to remind everyone that even though messages like this can feel scary, they’re fake. Just look at this: The message is a weird mix of highly…

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Multi-part excerpts

Relevanssi Premium 2.11 introduces a new feature: multi-part excerpts. There’s a new setting on the Excerpts & Highlights settings tab, “Number of excerpt snippets”, and that lets you define the maximum number of excerpt snippets Relevanssi generates for each post. How does it work This option is only available when the excerpt length is defined…

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Premium 2.11 / Free 4.9

It’s been a while since the previous version, and the list of features and bug fixes in this version has grown long. This version includes several interesting new features, both for free and Premium. Free version users get access to better debugging tools. There’s now a Debugging tab in the Relevanssi settings, which lets you…

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Can Relevanssi access content outside WordPress?

Short answer: no. Relevanssi can only access WordPress content. For a longer answer, read on. Only within single WP installation Relevanssi only operates within one WordPress installation. Relevanssi Premium supports multisite searching, where the search can return posts from more than one subsite at once, but even in those cases the WordPress sites must be…

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Restricting posts in the index

The relevanssi_indexing_restriction filter hook is often the best way to restrict what goes in the Relevanssi index and what not. There’s also relevanssi_do_not_index, which is also a fine way to approach this and is often easier to apply when you’re talking about blocking individual posts, but for larger exclusions, relevanssi_indexing_restriction is better. Extensive use of…

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Continue reading Effect of Relevanssi on page speed

Effect of Relevanssi on page speed

A Relevanssi customer asked whether Relevanssi can slow down a site. They have a slow site and their hosting provider had suggested Relevanssi might be the reason, because Relevanssi had a huge table in the site database. That is true – Relevanssi tables can be really big. But they’re not accessed at all except during…

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Continue reading Why we don’t offer free trials

Why we don’t offer free trials

Often users would like to get a free trial of Relevanssi Premium, but we always say no. Why is that? The answer is simple: we offer our customers such liberties that providing a temporary trial use is difficult. Relevanssi customers have liberties We don’t believe in spying our customers or restricting their use of the…

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Debugging with Query Monitor

Query Monitor is by far the best thing for a WordPress developer. It’s billed as the “Developer Tools panel for WordPress”, and that’s a good way to put it. If you’ve ever used the browser developer tools, you know what to expect. Query Monitor is a good way to figure out problems in Relevanssi searches,…

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Continue reading Premium 2.10 / Free 4.8

Premium 2.10 / Free 4.8

After the Summer break, Relevanssi is back with new versions, both to Premium and free. These are mostly small improvements, but when testing the new version, I discovered a bug in the comment indexing that has made Relevanssi not index comments when they are added. I’m not sure why this hasn’t come up in tests…

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