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Korean postpositions

Korean has postpositions, which complicate things for Relevanssi. Fortunately, it’s easy to clean up the most common postpositions from the words. Add this function to your site: After you’ve added this function, rebuild the index. You also need to adjust the minimum word length to 2, as many Korean words are only two characters long.…

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German umlauts

By default, the search ignores German umlauts. Searching for “uber” will also find “über” and so on. This ignorance is not a Relevanssi feature but instead governed by your database. The default database collation WordPress uses (utf8mb4_unicode_ci) ignores all accents, including umlauts. If you want the search to care about umlauts, you can change the…

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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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Relevanssi and languages

Relevanssi is language-agnostic in itself. It does not know any language and doesn’t care about which language the site uses. However, there are a few things that you need to consider when using Relevanssi in languages other than English. Characters: use UTF8 As long as your site uses UTF8 characters, Relevanssi can handle just about…

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Searching Bible verses

A surprisingly common problem with Relevanssi is Bible verses. All that meaningful punctuation and single digits make exact matching of Bible verses really difficult for Relevanssi, and when searching for Bible verses, exact results are what matters – hitting something similar is generally not very helpful. There’s an easy solution, though: use phrases. Wrapping the verse…

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