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Spam search blocking

Spam searches are a common feature on WordPress sites. Spam bots make lots of useless queries, in the hopes of having 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. This…

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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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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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Wildcard matching

Relevanssi Premium 2.10.2 introduces new way to search: wildcard matching. Once the wildcard matching is enabled (it is disabled by default), it introduces two new operators: * and ?. Using the wildcard operators The * operator replaces zero or more characters, so searching for w*ess would match “wilderness”, “witness”, “WordPress” and also “wess”. The ?…

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Target specific part of the post

Relevanssi Premium 2.4.4 introduced a new feature where you can target specific parts of the post straight from the search terms. The format for this is {target:search_term} Target can be one of the following: title: Post title. content: Post content. author: Author display name. comment: Comment text. link: Link from another post. excerpt: Post excerpt.…

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Index custom field contents

Custom fields (also known as postmeta or meta fields) are a major part of WordPress the default search won’t search. That’s a big problem for people who use solutions like Advanced Custom Fields or Carbon Fields to develop sites: on sites developed with custom field plugins large parts of the post content may be stored…

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Indexing and searching PDFs in WordPress

Relevanssi Premium users have asked for PDF indexing since day one, and version 2.0 finally introduces this feature. Coming up with a method that is fast and reliable hasn’t been easy, but we’re pretty proud of what we have now. Our PDF indexer doesn’t tax your server as it runs as a service on a…

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Taxonomy archive search

This is a Premium feature and only applies when you index taxonomy terms. This does not apply in free Relevanssi. To include taxonomy pages (categories, tags, custom taxonomies) in the search, enable the option in the options page. There’s also the option to choose which taxonomies are included. By default empty terms (not linked to…

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