Continue reading Auto-redirecting with one search result

Auto-redirecting with one search result

If you want to auto-direct the user directly to the result if there’s just one result for the search, that’s quite easy. Add the following code to your site: This is not Relevanssi-specific and works just fine even without Relevanssi. If you are using Relevanssi on a multisite system, you need a small change to…

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Continue reading Ordering search results by date

Ordering search results by date

I’m building a directory and would like the oldest posts to automatically display first in the search results, is this possible? I found out how to add a link that the user can click to sort the results but would like an automatic solution. Can you provide code that can be added to the functions.php…

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Using multiple custom taxonomies

Usually, WordPress supports one category, one tag and one taxonomy in the search, if you use the query variables to set the taxonomies. You can enter multiple taxonomies as parameters to the query, but only the first one is used. If you want to have multiple taxonomies involved, you need to build a tax_query. The…

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Search results in random order

Do you want to order your search results in random order? Here’s how: Add this function to your site and the search results will appear in random order. You can also do this: However, both of these solutions only work if all the search results are on the same page. If the results span multiple…

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Continue reading Filtering results by category

Filtering results by category

In order to filter search results by category, use the following code: $url = get_bloginfo(’url’); $url = esc_attr(add_query_arg(array(’cat’ => ’10’, ‘s’ => get_search_query()), $url)); echo "<a href=’$url’ rel=’nofollow’>Filter by category 10</a>";$url = get_bloginfo(‘url’); $url = esc_attr(add_query_arg(array(‘cat’ => ’10’, ‘s’ => get_search_query()), $url)); echo "<a href=’$url’ rel=’nofollow’>Filter by category 10</a>"; Put this in your search results…

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Continue reading Related searches feature

Related searches feature

John Blackbourn wrote a cool related searches feature for Relevanssi Premium. It’s included from version 1.7.4. In order to use the related searches, you must have search logging enabled and a good log of past searches. Then add the following code to your search results template in a suitable place: The first parameter is the…

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Continue reading Custom weighing with relevanssi_match and relevanssi_results

Custom weighing with relevanssi_match and relevanssi_results

The relevanssi_match hook lets you modify the matches found for queries. It passes a match object, which has the post id ($match->doc), number of hits found in different parts of the post and the weight assigned to the post ($match->weight). Here’s how Relevanssi calculates the weight: Where $idf is the inverse document frequency, aka the…

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Continue reading Search results breakdown by type

Search results breakdown by type

Do you want to have a breakdown of search results by post type? This could be used for example to show a list of post types like books, movies, or albums on a review site, and make them links to limit the search results to that post type. This is fairly easy to do with…

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Continue reading Category title in the search results page

Category title in the search results page

If you’re using category restriction dropdown on your search form, here’s a bit of code that you can add to your search results template to show how many hits were found and what the category is. If no category was selected, this’ll just show how many hits were found.

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