Continue reading Indexing image captions for the posts

Indexing image captions for the posts

The use case is I run several newspapers, and the “caption” field when uploading media is where the journalists put the photographer credit. We need to be able to index the photographer bylines, but ideally would want to return the story/commentary where their image was used, not the image itself. If you want to index…

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Blocking pre and code tags

If your posts have lots of programming code examples in <pre> and <code> tags, those might look pretty bad in the search results. A snippet of programming code isn’t usually a good excerpt, and if you use those tags purely for code snippets, they won’t likely contain significant search content, either. Fortunately it’s easy to…

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Continue reading Restricting the indexing to particular user roles

Restricting the indexing to particular user roles

From the Relevanssi settings, you can only choose whether subscribers are indexed or not. If you need finer control over what user roles are indexed by Relevanssi, you can use the following code. Place it in your theme functions.php: add_filter(’relevanssi_user_index_ok’, ‘rlv_do_not_index_admins’, 10, 2); function rlv_do_not_index_admins($do_index, $user) { $block_these_roles = array(’administrator’, ‘editor’, ‘author’, ‘contributor’, ‘subscriber’);  …

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Continue reading Excluding posts by taxonomy

Excluding posts by taxonomy

Relevanssi has a category exclusion feature built in, but that only works for basic categories and not any other taxonomies. You can use tax_query to restrict the searches as well, but that’s more complicated than adjusting the setting in Relevanssi settings. However, if the exclusion is permanent, it’s best done in the indexing level. That…

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Continue reading Deindexing Yoast SEO noindex posts

Deindexing Yoast SEO noindex posts

Update: This is now Relevanssi default behaviour, starting from Premium 2.3.0 and Free 4.3.1. For disabling this feature, see Yoast SEO compatibility. If you use Yoast SEO to mark posts “noindex”, you may want to have Relevanssi deindex those posts as well. It’s easy to do using the relevanssi_do_not_index hook. Just add this function to…

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Continue reading Excluding protected posts

Excluding protected posts

A site I’m working with has a handful of “protected” posts (password required to view). For various reasons, we don’t want to show these in search results. While there is no excerpt shown, I’d prefer for people to not even know they exist. Relevanssi sees protected posts as public posts (because their post status is…

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Indexing attachment filenames

Relevanssi has been working nicely for the normal usecase. But how does one setup indexing of attachment files. When someone searches by filename or extension like pdf, there are no results. I have enabled ‘attachment’ at Relevanssi ‘Indexing options’ and still there are no results. Relevanssi doesn’t index attachment file names. For attachments, Relevanssi indexes…

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