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How to display relevancy score

Relevanssi stores the relevance score it uses to sort results in the $post variable. Just add something like

<?php echo "Score: $post->relevance_score"; ?>

to your search results template to display the relevance score.

  • Kyle

    What if $post->relevance_score is blank or does not exist?
    var_dump($post) does not show that field

    any ideas?

    • Yes: are you sure Relevanssi is active? Because if Relevanssi processes posts, that field will be there.

  • Benjamin Perry

    We’re testing this plugin for use on our site and seems to be working great. HOWEVER. we’ve tested the results and it seems that if the search term is matched in the content 1 or 1000 times it still ranks it with the same weight?

    if this is the case how can we change this so that it would rank a page higher if it has 5 hits for that term over 1?

    We’re only really searching on page title and content, we’re not using tags or categories, so we really need to use the number of times the search term is in the content to help pull more relevant results up the results page.

    thanks in advance.

    • Benjamin Perry

      `Scratch that. Seems to be working as i want it to. great stuff.