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Search via the Jetpack plugin

Looking for more information about Search included with the Jetpack Search plugin? See our support article about the Jetpack Search Plugin.

Search via the Jetpack plugin provides an incredibly powerful and customizable search functionality for your site. It helps your visitors instantly find the right content, so they read and buy more. It also works great with WooCommerce/eCommerce sites to help filter products, so customers get what they want on your site faster. Using Search via the Jetpack plugin doesn’t require a paid Search plan, but there are limits to using Search for free. You can learn about our Search plans here.

Enabling Search via the Jetpack Plugin

To enable Search via the Jetpack plugin:

  1. Navigate to Jetpack → Settings in WP Admin. This will take you to the Jetpack plugin settings page. 
  2. Select the Performance tab. 
  3. Toggle the Enable Search option to turn it on. This will also automatically enable the instant search experience on your site.

What Next?

After enabling Search, you can click Customize your Search experience to go to the Jetpack Search configuration page. For more information about customizing Search, see the Customizing Jetpack Search support page.

You can also view your Jetpack Search Record Meter for information about your usage and search index. For more information about the Record Meter, see the Record Meter support page.

Still need help?

Please contact support directly. We’re happy to lend a hand and answer any other questions that you may have.

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

 We anonymously track when and what visitors search for and click on. This data is used to improve our search algorithms and track how well search is working. This tracking includes: IP address, URL, user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code, search query, filters.

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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