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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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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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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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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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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, 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 the…

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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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Filter search results by date

You can specify date limits on searches with by_date search parameter. Here’s a link you can add to your search results page to offer your visitor the ability to restrict the search results to last day: <?php echo ‘<p><a href=”‘ . get_bloginfo(‘url’) . ‘?s=’ . get_search_query() . ‘&by_date=1d”>results from the last day</a></p>’; ?> The date range is…

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Sorting search results

If you want something else than the default relevancy ranking, you can use orderby and order parameters for the search query. Orderby accepts $post variable attributes and order can be asc (ascending) or desc (descending). The most relevant attributes here are most likely post_date and comment_count. If you want to give your users the ability…

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Showing the number of search results

If you want to show the number of search results found on the search results template, you can find the value in the variable $wp_query->found_posts. Just add <?php echo ‘<p>Found ‘ . $wp_query->found_posts . ‘ hits.</p>’; ?> in your search results template. In case that produces no results, try introducing the global $wp_query variable like…

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