Five Reasons Your Blog Needs a WordPress Search Plugin

Maintaining a positive user experience is a huge part of what makes a WordPress blog successful, especially if you’ve created a lot of content. However, it can be tough to keep in mind, especially if your site has hundreds or thousands of articles. How do you find that happy balance between a seamless user experience and a flow of fresh, new content?

The secret? Implementing site search for your WordPress blog

A WordPress search plugin creates a more positive experience for your visitors. Check out these five reasons why you need to add a search plugin to your site:

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The Ultimate WordPress Site Migration Checklist

There are a variety of reasons you might want to migrate your WordPress site. You could be unhappy with your current hosting provider. Or you may be launching a new version of your website. Either way, Jetpack Backup makes it easy thanks to the website cloning feature.

We want the entire process to be as simple as possible, so this WordPress site migration checklist will walk you through all the considerations for a seamless move.

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Behind the Scenes of Jetpack Search: An Exclusive Interview

Jetpack Search has proven to be quite popular among WordPress site owners — and for good reason. This relatively new tool has the magical ability to understand the true intent of a visitor and serve up exactly what they’re looking for, all in a split second. Sometimes the perfect result is displayed even before the searcher has finished typing.

The outcome? People stay on sites longer. They read more, view more pages, and buy more products. 

If you haven’t read Kylie M. Interiors’ story, you should make the time. This incredible business from a small town in Canada receives more than 50,000 page views each day. They needed a reliable search plugin and their dreams came true with Jetpack Search. From the article:  

Kylie’s husband of 15 years, Tim, handles business operations and runs their WordPress site.  “At the end of it all, Jetpack Search was the best solution I found,” Tim said. “We’re euphoric over how well it works.” 

“Tim didn’t tell me that he changed the search function,” Kylie added. “One day I made a search and was like, ‘I got what I wanted!’”

Kylie described the new search functionality as a ”game changer” for her business. “Now you can find any of the 300 articles you’re looking for in a hot second,” she said. “I’m advertising it in my client consultations and telling people to use it because it works.”

Given the success of the plugin, we wanted to shine a light on the heroes behind the scenes. How exactly does it work? What’s the story behind it? 

We interviewed Jason Moon, who wrote most of the code for Jetpack Search, as well as other team members Chris Rosser and Robert Felty. We also got feedback from Greg Brown, who helped architect Jetpack Search and bring the idea to fruition.

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The Complete Guide to Migrating Your WordPress Site

Moving your site to a new host can seem daunting, but it’s often necessary. Hosting provides the critical infrastructure needed to make your website available for users all across the world. It’s important that you choose one that’s reliable, secure, and high-quality.

But how do you know if you need a new hosting provider and how do you easily and safely move your site?

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How to Select the Best WordPress Plugins

WordPress is open source, which means there are thousands of freely available plugins to enhance your website. If there’s something you need your site to do, chances are there’s a plugin for it!

But since many plugins are developed on a voluntary basis by community members, their quality can vary. By choosing the right ones — like those with a strong reputation — you’ll be less likely to encounter performance issues or experience conflicts with other critical plugins. Plus, quality solutions help you steer clear of potential security risks.     

Here are a few qualities to look for in the best WordPress plugins for your website.

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Why You Should Limit Plugins On Your WordPress Site

When creating a WordPress website, you have the option to customize it for almost any purpose imaginable. You can sell products, build a fan base, publish irresistible content, run a hotel, start a membership-based club, and more.

You may choose to hire a developer to build your vision from scratch. But you can also take advantage of thousands of plugins from the open-source community that provide everything from advanced membership capabilities to security improvements and design functionality. 

This unmatched flexibility is a core strength of the WordPress platform and a large part of why it powers 40% of the web. But all of these options also come with an enhanced level of responsibility for you as a website owner. 

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Six Ways to Create More Engaging Blog Posts

When it comes to creating content and writing blog posts, it’s important to engage your audience from the start. Why? Because attention spans can be as short as eight seconds.

But when done right, content can turn readers into loyal followers, position you as an expert in your niche, and even skyrocket the number of new people that visit your site. 

If you’re anxious about finding the right techniques and strategies to help — don’t be! It’s easier than you might think.

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Comparing Anti-spam Solutions for WordPress Websites

Handling spam messages and comments on your website can be a hassle. You have to spend a lot of time going through each comment one by one to figure out which ones are real. Anti-spam solutions for WordPress monitor and filter comments so you don’t have to.

You’ve likely heard of popular options like Akismet, Jetpack Anti-spam, Antispam Bee, and Titan Anti-Spam. To help you find the best solution for your site, we’re going to dive into important features you should consider.

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Why Influencers Need a WordPress Site

If you’re a social media influencer, you’re no stranger to creating engaging content. You’ve built a loyal following that’s excited about what you have to say. Now’s the perfect time to expand and protect that audience with your own website. 

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Nine Ways to Prepare Your WordPress Site for the Holidays

If you had to describe the holidays in a single word, from the perspective of many who run a website, it would be this: busy.

The holidays are a busy time, and for many companies, the most important time of the year. And not just because of sales. Schedules adjust. Employees take time off. B2B businesses change their routines. Bloggers create new holiday content.

So whether you’re hoping to increase sales revenue, draw more traffic to your site, or keep your customers or readers in the loop, there’s a lot to do. 

The last thing you want is to be scrambling to put out fires and make last minute updates because you didn’t plan ahead. Here’s how you can prepare your website for the holidays.

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