Ajax search pro is the best live search engine plugin for WordPress. Highly customizable, with many features and options, giving the best results possible! Replace the WordPress search bar with a better looking, more efficient search engine.
Looking for a better WordPress search? Check out this search plugins features, including checkbox, dropdown, radio button category filters and custom field (post meta) filters as well.
Shortcodes and widgets compatible with page builders, such as: Elementor, WPBakery Page builder (and Visual Composer), Divi Page Builder and others..
Ajax Search Pro can act as an Elementor Live Posts and Products widget filter. Building a custom results page via Elementor is also supported.
Ajax Search Pro for WordPress – A Live WordPress search and filter plugin
Ajax Search Pro for WordPress was designed to boost the user search experience to the maximum. It provides a live ajax search, which makes the wordpress search experience more confortable.
The results are presented with images (if any found), so they look more attractive and less flat. The search works with mobile devices, let it be Android or IOS powered.
The search can override the default wordpress search results – so the ajax functionality is extended – replace your default theme search with only a click of a button.
The search can return posts, pages, any custom post types (like WooCommerce products, BBPress forums, topics, replies), categories, custom taxonomy terms (like product categories, portfolio tags), users, BudddyPress groups and BuddyPress activities as results.
Searching media attachments, including their content is also possible – for PDF, CSV, TXT, RTF and Office documents, Excel and Powerpoint files.
Ajax Search Pro for WordPress features
MANY CONTENT TYPES SUPPORTEDThe search supports posts, pages and any kind of custom post type. WooCommerce, Jigoshop, wp-Ecommerce and many other plugins use custom post types – so they are all compatible with Ajax Search Pro.
FRONTEND SEARCH SETTINGSThe plugin provides a customizable frontend settings interface for users. By ticking a few checkboxes the user can change the behaviour of the plugin – like looking for exact matches, including/excluding certain post types, categories or custom taxonomies (like product categories)
LAYOUT & THEMESFour built-in layouts: Vertical, Horizontal, Polaroid and Isotopic. 60+ pre-defined theme for each layout, including the ones on the demo page.
WIDGETS & SHORTCODESThree different widget are provided (latest searches, top searches and search box) and two shortcodes for each search. Shortcode buttons are also visible on the post editor.
IMAGE SUPPORTThe search has built in libraries with extreme compatibility for image handling. They can parse through content, excerpt, custom fields or just simply display the featured image.
ICONSUse the variety of high resolution, vectorized and colorizable svg icons or upload your own if you want to.
ADJUSTABLE SEARCH LOGICYou can change the search logic to fit your needs. By default the plugin works with an OR logic to provide higher amount of results. If you however need more strict results, you can change this with a click. More info in the documentation search logic section.
SMART IMAGE PARSINGHighly adjustable image parser ensures to show the best quality images in the results. The plugin can scan the featured, content, excerpt custom field for images.
CATEGORY, TAG & TAXONOMY TERM FILTERSCreate and manage category, tag and any taxonomy term filters. Checkboxes, drop-downs and radio button layouts are all supported.
CUSTOM FIELD FILTERSFor even more sophisticated layout you can create custom field filters, to give your users more advanded ways to search your content.
MULTISITE SUPPORTHaving a multisite network? You can select which blogs you want to include in each individual search instance. You can search multiple blogs at the same time.
RELEVANCE SEARCH & INDEX TABLEA fully configurabe relevance options panel is provided for those, who like to fine-tune their plugins. You can switch to index table search and create indexes for even more relevant results.
PAGE BUILDER SUPPORTShortcodes and widgets compatible with page builders, such as: Elementor, WPBakery Page builder (and Visual Composer), Divi Page Builder and others.. The plugin also acts as a Visual Composer and WPBakery Page builder add-on as well.
COMPACT LAYOUT MODENo place on your site for the search widget? You can hide the search bar until the user clicks on the magnifier icon.
KEYWORD SUGGESTIONS & AUTOCOMPLETEGoogle keyword suggestions and autocomplete is enabled by default. The suggestions language is changeable.
KEYWORD HIGHLIGHTINGThe search phrase can be highlighted in the results list. You can change the color of the highlighting as well.
INDEX TABLE ENGINEPlugin version 4.5 introduces a new, index table powered search engine. This engine is capable of indexing shortcode content, for sites built with composer plugins. It’s also a huge performance saver for high traffic sites.
PERFORMANCE TRACKERTrack the search query performances with the simple, built in performance tracker. It will help you optimize the search ajax speed.
SEARCH STATISTICSBy enabling the search statistics will give you an insight on which phrases are the most popular on your website.
GOOGLE ANALYTICS INTEGRATIONWith a push of a button you can integrate google analytics to the search, so the phrases will show up as pageviews on your analytics dashboard.
CACHEFor websites with higher traffic caching is provided to reduce the database queries and increase the search performance.
COMPATIBILITYCompatibility options will provide you a quick fix interface in case something is not working properly.
PERFORMANCE TRAKINGThe plugin will track the query performances and give you a better insight on your recent setting changes.
EXPORT AND IMPORTWant to use a working search instance on your other project? Export the search settings and import them to your other site. Easy as that.
REGULAR UPDATESThe plugin recieves updates on a monthly basis, many customer requests and suggestions had been fulfilled in the past – feel free to suggest anything
CUSTOMER SUPPORTWe are taking customer support very seriously. You can expect a reply within 24 hours during workdays. To open a support ticket, go to this link.
Newest features in version 4.20.x (2021.04.03)
- PHP 8 Compatibility tests and fixes
- Tests for WordPress 5.8 compatibility – fully compatible
- Option to exclude password protected posts (both regular and index table)
- Exact matching – Full exact matching added (mathing a field exactly, from start to the end
- Autocomplete – trigger after N characters option
- Support for Excel 5 (.xls) documents for the index table parser