Elasticsearch-powered Search for WordPress

Add faster, more relevant search results to your site.

How can I improve my site search?

If your site has a lot of content, the built-in search provided by WordPress may not provide the level of accuracy you need.

You may also be plagued with long delays to produce results, or even query timeouts.

Jetpack’s Search feature helps deliver faster, more relevant results to your visitors by replacing the default search experience with an Elasticsearch-powered service. It’s proven to scale for millions of queries a day across millions of posts. This means:

  • No matter how much content you have, your search results will appear almost instantly.
  • Results will be more relevant to the user’s query.
  • You’ll cut down on waiting time and completely remove MySQL timeout errors.
  • Users will stay on your site longer and browse through more of your content.
Jetpack Elasticsearch-powered Search on a Photography blog

Jetpack Elasticsearch-powered Search on a Photography blog

Most search services limit you to a fixed number of posts or searches per day. But we think there’s no reason to get cut off by an arbitrary limit. Our search systems have been powering WordPress.com VIP Search since 2013, and now we’re bringing it to Jetpack Professional users.

Whether you’re selling products, publishing news, or running a business, a great search experience will help your visitors find what they’re looking for in less time, and with no hassle.

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Jetpack’s Elasticsearch-powered search is trusted by some of the biggest sites on the web

Feature Detail

  • Provides more relevant results using modern ranking algorithms, boosting of recent content, and boosting for matches on phrases.
  • Supports filtered and faceted searches by tags, categories, custom taxonomies, authors, dates, and post types.
  • Supports real-time indexing, so your search index will update within minutes of changes to your site.
  • Supports all languages, and performs advanced language analysis for 29 languages.
  • Works with WordPress’ built-in search widget, Jetpack’s search widget, or your theme’s own search widget.
  • Can be customized to match your site and theme with the built-in WordPress Customizer.
  • Developer friendly, putting the power of an Elasticsearch API at your fingertips so you can fully customize the search query. (See API documentation)

Jetpack Search is part of Jetpack’s suite of design tools for WordPress sites including content delivery, image tools, sidebar customization, and more.

Elasticsearch is a trademark of Elasticsearch BV, registered in the U.S. and in other countries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some common questions. And we’re always more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have.

How much faster is Jetpack’s search than the built-in WordPress search?

For sites with a significant amount of posts, pages, and/or products, our Search widget is much faster than the built-in search experience.

A top news publisher with an archive of over 3 million posts began using the service in July 2017. Up until that point, many common searches would match a million or more posts, and could take 10 to 20 seconds to complete. When Jetpack Search was enabled, the search query times dropped to a few seconds at most.

How much does the Search feature cost?

Elasticsearch-powered search is available to all customers with a Jetpack Professional plan. Available for $299 annually or $29 per month, this is the lowest cost available for this feature.

Here’s a quick comparison of our plan vs. some of the other available options:

How do I turn it on?

Simply install Jetpack and enable it with one click from your Jetpack dashboard. For advanced settings and troubleshooting, read our detailed support document.

Elasticsearch is a trademark of Elasticsearch BV, registered in the U.S. and in other countries.

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