Known conflicts

Relevanssi doesn’t work with everything. Here are some plugin or theme incompatibilities that we are aware of:

Doesn’t work at all

  • Sensei
  • BuddyPress and BuddyBoss – there’s no way to override the default search with Relevanssi.
  • WP Job Manager (Here’s a fix.)
  • NextGen Gallery – NextGen stores all image information in custom tables Relevanssi can’t access. Current versions of NextGen store image metadata in the wp_posts database so it would be possible to connect the ngg_pictures posts to the NextGen data stored in the separate table, but it’s complicated.
  • BSK PDF Manager – Relevanssi can work with most file manager plugins that use custom post types, but BSK PDF Manager stores the file information in a custom database table instead and that is out of reach for Relevanssi.

Limited compatibility

  • FooGallery – Relevanssi can index the images in the galleries, but the galleries themselves are inaccessible to Relevanssi.

Has issues

  • WP File Download – WP File Download overrides Relevanssi post type settings and sets the searched post types to “post, page, wpfd_file”. That can be overridden with a relevanssi_modify_wp_query filter function. Relevanssi is compatible with WP File Download and can read PDF content indexed by WP File Download. The PDF content won’t show up in excerpts.

See all plugin compatibility articles in our Knowledge base.