Continue reading Moving the admin search page

Moving the admin search page

Jules Colle came up with a method of moving the Relevanssi admin search page from under the Dashboard heading to the top level of the admin menu. This function adds an admin_menu action that first uses remove_submenu_page() to remove the existing admin search function and then add_menu_page() to add it again on the top menu…

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Continue reading Forced phrase search with fallback

Forced phrase search with fallback

Relevanssi by default does not consider the search query a phrase, or value posts where the words in the search query appear together. Sometimes people do expect that, especially in AND searches. Relevanssi however does not have the information about the nearby words, so it’s not possible for Relevanssi to factor that in. Relevanssi does…

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Continue reading WP Download Manager

WP Download Manager

WP Download Manager is a popular file management plugin for WordPress. It’s unfortunately incompatible with Relevanssi attachment content reading out of the box, as Relevanssi expects the attachments to be stored in the Media Library, and WP Download Manager stores the files outside Media Library. Fortunately Relevanssi includes the necessary filter hooks that make it…

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Continue reading Exact matches for short search terms

Exact matches for short search terms

Is is possible to set Relevanssi in a way that it would return only perfect matches for queries up to 3 characters, but any words that starts with the queried term if it has 4 characters or more? – Originally asked here Yes, but it requires a bit of coding. With the latest version (free…

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Continue reading Indexing only attributes from shortcodes

Indexing only attributes from shortcodes

I need to add some custom shortcodes to the list of the “removed” ones (so they don’t show in plain text in the results). However, some of them are built like [shortcode_name text=”Need to keep this in results”] and I would like the content in the text parameter to stay in the results. How do I go about this?…

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Continue reading Boosting shorter posts with higher keyword density

Boosting shorter posts with higher keyword density

By default Relevanssi tends to prefer longer posts. The default TF × IDF weights Relevanssi uses simply count the term frequency, ie. how many times a word appears in the post. That prefers longer posts as they usually have the search term appear more often. However, a 500-word post with 15 search term appearances might…

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Continue reading WooCommerce: Return only exact matches for SKU searches

WooCommerce: Return only exact matches for SKU searches

This little filter function works on relevanssi_hits_filter. When a search query is made that matches a SKU (or any other custom field, but SKUs are the most likely scenario here), only results that match the SKU will be returned. In order for this to work, Relevanssi must be set to index the _sku custom field…

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Continue reading Using phrases in Related posts searches

Using phrases in Related posts searches

I have a book review site where I’m using Relevanssi Premium and the Related posts to highlight related book reviews. The reviews have multiple taxonomies used for the related posts: tags, book author, series, characters, and places. Messy relations The problem is, with the default settings, the Related posts get a bit messy. This site…

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Continue reading Indexing product codes with and without spaces

Indexing product codes with and without spaces

A Relevanssi Premium customer had a problem with product codes. The codes are in the format “ABC 100”, that is a group of letters and a group of digits with a space in between. Users may search for the codes without the space, so the post should be found with either “ABC 100” or “ABC100”.…

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Continue reading Partial matches to just one custom field

Partial matches to just one custom field

Is it possible to set (with filters and/or actions/functions) Relevanssi to use whole words keyword matching for post titles and 2 custom fields, and partial keyword matching only for a specific custom field (sku in this case)? Indeed it is! That is, you can’t set different keyword matching methods to different parts of the post,…

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