Ajax Search Pro – Live WordPress Search & Filter Plugin
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 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.
More than 60 colorful, fully customizable themes will save you time with the CSS hussle, so you can focus more on the presentation.
The backend offers hundreds of options for those, who like to customize the search to the maximum. Many features were implemented based on customer feedbacks, and even more coming soon.
This WordPress search plugin officially supports Visual Composer as well – so in addition an Ajax Search Pro Visual Composer addon is included within the plugin.
The plugin is updated regulary based on customer feedbacks and bug reports. Every support ticket is answered within 48 hours, usually in 12 hours (except for weekends).
Powerful Taxonomy and Custom field (post meta) search filters
The search features an easy to use drag and drop style taxonomy and custom field filter builder. Checkbox, radio, select dropdown, mutliselect and date filter types are all supported.
Fully intuitive editor for all major and minor details – including ordering, selected items, parent-child relationships, layout modes and connection logics as well.
Over 400 other back-end options will give you the tool to make a fully functional and useful wordpress search form for your website.
Ajax Search Pro for WordPress features
MANY CONTENT TYPES SUPPORTED
The 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 SETTINGS
The 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 & THEMES
Four built-in layouts: Vertical, Horizontal, Polaroid and Isotopic. 60+ pre-defined theme for each layout, including the ones on the demo page.
WIDGETS & SHORTCODES
Three 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.
The 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.
Use the variety of high resolution, vectorized and colorizable svg icons or upload your own if you want to.
ADJUSTABLE SEARCH LOGIC
You 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 PARSING
Highly 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 FILTERS
Create and manage category, tag and any taxonomy term filters. Checkboxes, drop-downs and radio button layouts are all supported.
CUSTOM FIELD FILTERS
For even more sophisticated layout you can create custom field filters, to give your users more advanded ways to search your content.
Having 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 TABLE
A 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 SUPPORT
Shortcodes 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 MODE
No place on your site for the search widget? You can hide the search bar until the user clicks on the magnifier icon.
KEYWORD SUGGESTIONS & AUTOCOMPLETE
Google keyword suggestions and autocomplete is enabled by default. The suggestions language is changeable.
The search phrase can be highlighted in the results list. You can change the color of the highlighting as well.
INDEX TABLE ENGINE
Plugin 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.
Track the search query performances with the simple, built in performance tracker. It will help you optimize the search ajax speed.
By enabling the search statistics will give you an insight on which phrases are the most popular on your website.
GOOGLE ANALYTICS INTEGRATION
With 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.
For websites with higher traffic caching is provided to reduce the database queries and increase the search performance.
Compatibility options will provide you a quick fix interface in case something is not working properly.
The plugin will track the query performances and give you a better insight on your recent setting changes.
EXPORT AND IMPORT
Want to use a working search instance on your other project? Export the search settings and import them to your other site. Easy as that.
The plugin recieves updates on a monthly basis, many customer requests and suggestions had been fulfilled in the past – feel free to suggest anything
We 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.
Will the plugin work with the * theme? Yes it will. The plugin is theme independent.
Is it compatible with Elementor, Divi Page builder, WPBakery Page builder etc..? Yes it is. The plugin shortcodes can be used within the corresponding page builder element.
Will it work on a multisite blog? Yes it will.
Can it replace my default theme search bar automatically? Yes it can! You can select which search instance you want to display instead of the default theme search bar.
Can I search custom post types, like WooCommerce/Jigoshop products? Yes you can!
Can I search buddypress groups/activity-feed/users? Yes you can!
Can the plugin return categories or custom taxonomy terms as results? Yes it can!
Will it work with bigger databases, like 25000+ records? Yes it will. The search speed only depends on your server speed.
Is support provided, if so where can I get supported? Yes, this item is supported! Please read the documentation and the knowledge base first. Many questions are answered there.
Can I search attachments and their contents on my server? Yes, indexing and searching Text, PDF, RTF, CSV, Office docx, Excel and Powerpoint file contents is possible. More information in Attachment content search documentation.
Newest features in version 4.13 (2018.04.28)
Synonyms – It is possible to define synonyms, when using the index table engine
Indexing media attachment contents: Text, CSV, PDF, RTF, Word, Excel and Powerpoint document files content indexing is now possible (synonyms also apply)
Live results loader feature for the results page
PeepSo Groups and Group activities search
Lazy loader jQuery script for results images
Search button within the filters
Newest features in version 4.12 (2018.02.23)
Priority Groups – Prioritizing results based on taxonomy terms and custom field rules is now possible
Improved floating results box behaviour for mobile devices
Isotopic layout now supports percentage column width
A ‘Disable all fonts’ switch to the Compatibility options submenu
You don’t need to worry about touching the code and loosing all the changes with upgrades. The search is packed with hooks for the most convenient access. (the lists are located at the action.txt and filters.txt files as well as in the documentation) No frustration = faster coding.