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Search is ignoring accents

In general, searches ignore accents, which is generally a good idea: for example in French, the difference between e and é isn’t huge, and it’s fine if the search engine isn’t too picky about which is which. However, there are cases where there is a big difference: for example in Finnish, the letter ä isn’t…

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Visual Composer: Indexing Raw HTML elements

Visual Composer and WP Bakery have a Raw HTML element that can be used to add HTML code on your pages. By default, this content is stored in an encoded format Relevanssi can’t read. Fortunately the encoding is simple Base64 encoding that is easy to read. So, in order to read the contents of the…

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Support for ^ and $ anchoring operators

In regular expressions, ^ can be used to match beginning of the line and $ to match the end of the line. For example, ^ban will match banana, but not urban, while ban$ matches urban, but not banana. These are called anchoring operators. By default, Relevanssi matches either beginning or the end of the word,…

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FacetWP

Relevanssi is generally well compatible with FacetWP, which provides advanced filtering and faceting capabilities for the search. There are however some situations where Relevanssi and FacetWP do not work well. Make sure you are using the Relevanssi integration plugin for FacetWP. It covers most of the problems. Disabling the FacetWP integration In some cases, however,…

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Continue reading Modifying the search form on the fly

Modifying the search form on the fly

I set up a short coded search box to search my Learndash e-course for one specific category only: [ searchform ld_topic_category=”156″ ] It works perfectly except one thing: if no results show, it takes you to the default WordPress page and presents you with the standard search box that no longer searches category 156. This…

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Spam search blocking

Spam searches are a common feature on WordPress sites. Spam bots make lots of useless queries. They hope sites display the search queries somewhere, providing links to spam sites. This is unpleasant, clogs up the search logs and wastes resources. Relevanssi Premium introduced a new spam blocking feature in version 2.15.0. You can use this…

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