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Top 5 Best WordPress Search Engine Plugins

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We all know that the default WordPress search engine doesn’t match keywords that well. It displays search results ordered by date not by relevance to the keywords. Therefore it is necessary to enhance the search functionality to improve visitors search experience. The list below recommends 5 highly rated search engine plugins that are available in the WordPress plugin directory. You may try them and check out the search results.


1. Google Custom Search Plugin
Google Custom Search Plugin for WordPress replaces the default search engine with Google’s Custom Search for websites. This plugin is a drop in replacement and works with minimum hassle. See a working demo or find out more information from plugin site.

2. Relevanssi – A Better Search
Relevanssi replaces the default search with a partial-match search that sorts results by relevance. It also indexes comments and shortcode content. Find out more information from plugin site.

3. Search Engine
This is a search engine for WordPress that indexes pages on a site and provides comprehensive search functionality. Find out more information from plugin site.

4. WP Search Extracts
This plugin adds a filter to process search results and only display the content either side of the first result for the given search. Find out more information from plugin site.

5. Search Unleashed
Advanced WordPress search with wildcards, highlighting, log, and ability to search all post data. Now with Lucene! Find out more information from plugin site.


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