Better Search

Better Search replaces the default WordPress search with a better search engine that gives contextual results sorted by relevance

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Better Search replaces the default WordPress search engine with a more powerful search engine that gives search results relevant to the title and content of the post. This means that visitors to your blog will find what they are looking for quicker than if you didn’t have Better Search installed. Better Search can search through not just posts, but also pages and other custom post types. Let your visitors find what they are looking for. The plugin is packed with options to allow you to easily customise the output. You can also fine tune the results by assigning a greater weight to either the title or the content. The default mode is a seamless integration with your WordPress theme. And, for power users, Better Search supports templates for that extra something. And for even more advanced users, Better Search is packed with filters and actions that allow you to easily extend the plugin’s feature set. Additionally, the plugin also tracks the searches and you to display a “search heatmap” of the most popular searches. Support for WordPress widgets will allow you to easily add this heatmap to your theme’s sidebar or footer. Features Automatic: Once activated, Better Search will automatically replace your default WordPress search with more relevant search results Seamless integration: Search results are perfectly integrated into your theme...

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  • Minimal impact on memory usage The memory usage of this plugin is less than the average memory usage of other plugins on WordPress.org + 200KB. Check FAQ for more.
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  • Minimal impact on pagespeed The impact of this plugin on PageSpeed is less than the average impact of other plugins on WordPress.org + 1000 milliseconds
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  • No PHP errors, warning, notices WP Hive automated test found no PHP error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • No Javascript issues WP Hive automated test found no JavaScrip error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • Latest PHP 7.4.8 compatible The latest version of the plugin is compatible with the latest PHP version
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  • Latest WordPress 5.9.3 compatible The latest version of the plugin is compatible with the latest PHP version
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  • Optimized database footprint The plugin creates less than 50 database tables
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  • No activation errors WP Hive automated test found no activation error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • No resource errors WP Hive automated test found no resource error/s while trying this plugin on our server
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  • Frequently updated The plugin was updated at least once in the last 90 days
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  • No problems were detected during tests.
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    • The test sites are hosted on Apache/2 server and they are tested on PHP 7.4.8 & WordPress 5.9.3.
    • The database server is MySQL 8.0.21 and the default PHP memory limit is 256M.
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    About Better Search

    Description

    Better Search replaces the default WordPress search engine with a more powerful search engine that gives search results relevant to the title and content of the post. This means that visitors to your blog will find what they are looking for quicker than if you didn’t have Better Search installed. Better Search can search through not just posts, but also....

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    Performance

    Memory Usage

    • Download Iocn Average memory usage is 219.13 KB
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    Page Speed

    • Download Iocn Average page loading time is increased by 0.04 s
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    Speed Test Benchmark Learn more how we collect the data

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    - 0.04s
    /(front page)
    - 0.06s
    /wp-admin/edit-comments.php
    - 0.02s
    /wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
    + 0.01s
    /wp-admin/edit.php
    + 0.02s
    /wp-admin/index.php
    - 0.09s
    /wp-admin/media-new.php
    - 0.03s
    /wp-admin/options-discussion.php
    - 0.15s
    /wp-admin/options-writing.php
    - 0.12s
    /wp-admin/post-new.php
    + 0.14s
    /wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
    - 0.26s
    /wp-admin/upload.php
    + 0.1s
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    Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark Learn more how we collect the data

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    + 219.13KB
    / (front page)
    + 7.16KB
    /wp-admin/edit-comments.php
    + 33.84KB
    /wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
    + 33.97KB
    /wp-admin/edit.php
    + 26.08KB
    /wp-admin/index.php
    + 26.35KB
    /wp-admin/media-new.php
    + 34.86KB
    /wp-admin/options-discussion.php
    + 26.89KB
    /wp-admin/options-writing.php
    + 24.81KB
    /wp-admin/post-new.php
    + 26.53KB
    /wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
    + 25.97KB
    /wp-admin/upload.php
    + 34.84KB
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    The plugin has added 2 additional options to your WordPress.

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    The plugin has added 4 additional options to your WordPress website.

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    Ratings & Reviews

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    5
    Ease of Use
    5
    Quality of Support
    5
    Value for Money
    5
    Features
    5

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