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German umlauts

By default, the search ignores German umlauts. Searching for “uber” will also find “über” and so on. This ignorance is not a Relevanssi feature but instead governed by your database. The default database collation WordPress uses (utf8mb4_unicode_ci) ignores all accents, including umlauts. If you want the search to care about umlauts, you can change the…

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Relevanssi and languages

Relevanssi is language-agnostic in itself. It does not know any language and doesn’t care about which language the site uses. However, there are a few things that you need to consider when using Relevanssi in languages other than English. Characters: use UTF8 As long as your site uses UTF8 characters, Relevanssi can handle just about…

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Indexing HTML comments

By default, Relevanssi does not index HTML comments inside your posts. Relevanssi removes all HTML tags before indexing, and HTML comments (<!– like this –>) are counted as HTML tags. If you have content inside comments that you want to be indexed, you need to modify the punctuation control – which is responsible for removing…

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