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Jetpack Search

Jetpack Search is a powerful replacement for the search capability built into WordPress. Jetpack Search provides higher-quality results and an improved search experience. If you want information about Jetpack Search plugin, check our support page.

Jetpack Search is an easy-to-use WordPress search solution that enhances the default site search functionality. It provides advanced site search tools that give your site’s visitors a great search experience. From real-time search filtering and faceting to instant search results, Jetpack Search has all the features and options for the best site search usability and results.

Note: Jetpack Search is free for sites with up to a limited number of records and search requests per month. Beyond that, a Jetpack Search subscription or a Jetpack bundle subscription that includes Search is required to use this product. Please see our information page for pricing, general features, and FAQs.

Jetpack Search is free under certain usage limits and available to customers who have purchased a Jetpack Search plan or the Jetpack Complete bundle. Please see our support page for more information about the pricing and billing structure.

How do I use Jetpack Search?

Jetpack Search can be used via our two plugins that include search functionality, Jetpack, and Jetpack Search. You can learn more about how to use Jetpack Search via the different plugins from the articles below.

Jetpack Search automatically indexes:

  • All public posts
  • All public pages
  • WooCommerce products
  • The metadata of the publicly-accessible items in your Media Library, such as alt text

Jetpack Search does not index:

  • Post and page drafts
  • Private pages and posts
  • Password-protected pages and posts
  • The content of .PDF files

What is the difference between Inline Search and Instant Search?

Jetpack Inline Search overrides your site’s default WordPress search system with additional customizations and filtering while still using your chosen theme’s design template and colors. Jetpack Instant Search, on the other hand, uses an overlay to display search results, providing an instant search experience, and also offers configuration options for customizing the styling and sorting of the search results, available filters, and so on.

Search via the Jetpack Plugin

Jetpack Search can be used via the Jetpack plugin you already know and love. These support articles go over how to make use of the Jetpack search functionality via the Jetpack plugin:

Search via the Jetpack Search Plugin

If you’re looking for a plugin that just provides an enhanced and instant search experience for your site, the Jetpack Search plugin is for you! These support articles go over how to use the Jetpack Search plugin:

These support articles go over how to customize Instant or Inline Jetpack Search:

These support articles and FAQ answers go over topics that are also helpful when using Jetpack Search:

Privacy Information

This feature is deactivated by default. However, when activated, you can deactivate the feature by toggling the Enable Search setting in the Search section from Jetpack Settings Performance in your dashboard.

Data Used
Site Owners / Users

We use the blog ID in order to submit a visitor’s search request to the servers. Additionally, for activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, user ID, username, site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Site Visitors

We use any of the visitor-chosen search filters and query data in order to process the search request on the servers. We also use aggregate data about page views and searches to adjust our search results.

Activity Tracked
Site Owners / Users

We track when, and by which user, the feature is activated and deactivated. We also track when, and which, configuration settings are modified (and by which user), as well as when, and by which user, the Jetpack Search widget is updated.

Site Visitors


Data Synced (Read More)
Site Owners / Users

We sync website content and options to provide search results and improve our search results ranking algorithms.

Site Visitors


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