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291 – Search Your WordPress Site with Elastic Search

291 – Search Your WordPress Site with Elastic Search


WordCamp Europe was a success
Q&A with Matt
Next year WordCamp Europe is in Paris

Is there a plugin for that?
With more than 43,000 plugins in the WordPress repository, it’s hard to find the perfect one. Each week, I will highlight an interesting plugin form the repository.
For more great plugins, download my 50 Most Useful Plugins eBook.
Remove Admin Bar is a simple plugin that removes the admin bar from a user’s front end.
Search Your WordPress Site with Elastic Search
Doesn’t WordPress have search built in?
Yes, it does, but the default search is very basic.

It only searches post title, content, and excerpt.
It relies on MySQL, so it’s slow
It’s not able to handle any advanced filtering

Elastic Search is an open-source search server written in Java based on a technology called Lucene (open- source search software by Apache).
It uses a standalone database server that provides a RESTful interface to accept and store data in a way that is optimized for search.