WordPress Search With Relevanssi plugin

Wordpress search

The search functionality that’s built in to WordPress isn’t good. More specifically the inability to search between all categories, tags, or even a specific category and/or tag.

Similarly all posts are displayed on default by date, newest to oldest. This is a huge gap in UX, what about users who may be looking for popular articles with the most views or comments?

Reference
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/wordpress-search-plugin-snippet/

Search Unleashed is a popular search plugin, but it hasn’t been updated since 2010. Relevanssi is in active development and does what Search Unleashed does

With WordPress Search

  • WordPress search results are listed chronologically. It sorts the results by date, newest first(not by relevance)
  • Further the search result can not be filter or sort.
  • Search only deal with post title and content( Not in tags, categories and custom fields)

In search result page
Search doesn’t support Filtering.

Search Unleashed is a popular search plugin, but it hasn’t been updated since 2010.

Relevanssi is in active development and does what Search Unleashed does.

With Relevanssi plugin

  • Search results sorted in the order of relevance, not by date.
  • Log queries, show most popular queries and recent queries
  • Search terms highlighted.
  • Search tags, categories and custom fields, custom post types and custom taxonomies.
  • Google-style “Did you mean?” suggestions based on successful user searches
  • Advanced filtering by taxonomy,date and sort by Relevance, Latest, Most Popular
  • Use stop words to make search better

http://www.relevanssi.com/features

Known issue:
Once content updated, we need to build the index( indexing are manual not automated)
How Relevanssi works
Additional 4 tables are not a issue.

Sarch terms and content are indexed (like sphinx, but the terms are stored in a database
table). So search query only deals with one table.

“Did you mean?” suggestion only work, if we enable your logs in settings page
‘Successful user searches’ logs are the Suggestions. For correct suggestion we need lot of
‘successful user searches’

WordPress Multisite Settings

Exclusively 2 Screenshots of the new WordPress 3.0 Multisite Settings. You can find them under Options->Network:


After you set the settings, you receive in a second step the content for wp-config.php and .htaccess. Additionally you have to create the subfolder blogs.dir in wp-content , where you put the media-files for each blog.

WordPress 3 Site Blueprints [Ebook]

  • Everything you need to build a varied collection of feature-rich customized WordPress websites for yourself.
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Sure, WordPress can be used for blogging, but this powerful software is capable of so much more. With the right combination of plugins, themes, customizations, and configurations WordPress can be transformed into a community portal, an e-commerce site, and much more. While it is easy to get started with WordPress, its full power is not obvious. There is very little that WordPress can’t do—if you can image it, then it’s probably possible with WordPress. If you want to create a powerful, fully-featured blog or non-blog website in no time, this book is for you.

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Open Source Awards 2010

The winners of the 2010 Open Source Awards are listed below (Original post from packtpub.com)

Winners

Open Source CMS

Every Content Management System (CMS) that is based on one of the Open Source licenses were eligible to participate in this category.

We are pleased to announce that CMS Made Simple has won the Open Source CMS category in the 2010 Open Source Awards.

Winner: CMS Made Simple

1st Runner up: SilverStripe

2nd Runner up: MODx


Congratulations to CMS Made Simple and commiserations to the Open Source projects that took part in the finals for this category but just missed out.


Hall of Fame CMS

This category is reserved for those CMSes that have won the Open Source CMS Award at least once in previous years.

We are pleased to announce that WordPress has won the Hall of Fame CMS category in the 2010 Open Source Awards.*

Winner: WordPress

1st Runner up: Drupal

2nd Runner up: Joomla!

*As a result of a tie between Drupal and WordPress, an extra independent judge Mark King was brought in for a decisive vote.

Congratulations to WordPress and a thank you to Drupal and Joomla! for taking part in the Awards this year.


Most Promising Open Source Project

All Open Source projects, that have had its first release date less than two years from 9 August, 2010, were eligible to participate in this category.

We are pleased to announce that Pimcore has won the Most Promising Open Source Project category in the 2010 Open Source Awards.

Winner: Pimcore

1st Runner up: TomatoCMS

2nd Runner up: BuddyPress

Congratulations to Pimcore and commiserations to the Open Source projects that took part in the finals for this category but just missed out.


Open Source E-Commerce Applications

This category is reserved for the type of web applications that simplify buying and selling of products on the Internet.

We are pleased to announce that PrestaShop has won the Open Source E-Commerce Applications category in the 2010 Open Source Awards.

Winner: PrestaShop

1st Runner up: OpenCart

2nd Runner up: Tomato Cart

Congratulations to PrestaShop and commiserations to the Open Source projects that took part in the finals for this category but just missed out.


Open Source Graphics Software

This category, as the name suggests, is for all Graphic Application Software that is used for graphic design, multimedia development, specialized image development, general image editing, or simply to access graphic files.

We are pleased to announce that Blender has won the Open Source Graphics Software category in the 2010 Open Source Awards.

Winner: Blender

1st Runner up: GIMP

2nd Runner up: Inkscape

Congratulations to Blender and commiserations to the Open Source projects that took part in the finals for this category but just missed out.


Open Source JavaScript Libraries

This category is reserved for JavaScript libraries, libraries of pre-written JavaScript controls which allow for easier development of RIAs (Rich Internet Applications), visually enhanced applications or smoother server-side JavaScript functionalities.

We are pleased to announce that jQuery has won the Open Source JavaScript Libraries category in the 2010 Open Source Awards.

Winner: jQuery

1st Runner up: Mootools and Raphaël

Congratulations to jQuery and commiserations to the Open Source projects that took part in the finals for this category but just missed out.

WordPress Template Hierarchy

Home Page display

  1. home.php
  2. index.php

Front Page display

  1. front-page.php – Used for both Your latest posts or A static page as set in the Front page displays section of Administration > Settings > Reading
  2. Page display rules – When Front page is set in the Front page displays section of Administration > Settings > Reading
  3. Home Page display rules – When Posts page is set in the Front page displays section of Administration > Settings > Reading

Single Post display

  1. single-{post_type}.php – If the post_type were videos, WordPress would look for single-videos.php.
  2. single.php
  3. index.php

Page display

Page Templates:

  1. custom template – Where custom template is the Page Template assigned to the Page.
  2. page-{slug}.php – If the page slug is recent-news, WordPress will look to use page-recent-news.php
  3. page-{id}.php – If the page ID is 6, WordPress will look to use page-6.php
  4. page.php
  5. index.php

Category display

Category Templates:

  1. category-{slug}.php – If the category’s slug were news, WordPress would look for category-news.php
  2. category-{id}.php – If the category’s ID were 6, WordPress would look for category-6.php
  3. category.php
  4. archive.php
  5. index.php

Tag display

Tag Templates:

  1. tag-{slug}.php – If the tag’s slug were sometag, WordPress would look for tag-sometag.php
  2. tag-{id}.php – If the tag’s ID were 6, WordPress would look for tag-6.php
  3. tag.php
  4. archive.php
  5. index.php

Custom Taxonomies display

  1. taxonomy-{taxonomy}-{term}.php – If the taxonomy were sometax, and taxonomy’s slug were someterm WordPress would look for taxonomy-sometax-someterm.php
  2. taxonomy-{taxonomy}.php – If the taxonomy were sometax, WordPress would look for taxonomy-sometax.php
  3. taxonomy.php
  4. archive.php
  5. index.php

Author display

Author Templates:

  1. author-{nicename}.php – If the author’s nice name were rami, WordPress would look for author-rami.php.
  2. author-{id}.php – If the author’s ID were 6, WordPress would look for author-6.php.
  3. author.php
  4. archive.php
  5. index.php

Date display

Archive (Date) Templates:

  1. date.php
  2. archive.php
  3. index.php

Search Result display

Search Templates:

  1. search.php
  2. index.php

404 (Not Found) display

404 Templates:

  1. 404.php
  2. index.php

Attachment display

Attachment Templates:

  1. MIME_type.php – it can be any MIME type (image.php, video.php, audio.php, application.php or any other).
  2. attachment.php
  3. single.php
  4. index.php

WordPress Plugin Releases for sep 01

New plugins

Facebook Like for Tags converts a standard Facebook Like button from a one-time sharing feature to a one-on-one relationship for ongoing updates and sharing based on tags (keywords) or categories defined by you, the blogger/author.

LBAK Google Checkout is aimed mainly at small projects that just want to sell a few things on their blog through Google Checkout and don’t want too much else apart from ease of use.

Pingdom Status lets you display your Pingdom monitoring data on your WordPress site, essentially creating a status page for whatever it is you are monitoring.

WP Tweetbox adds a highly customizable Tweetbox at the end of blog posts and pages.

Updated plugins

Relevanssi replaces the basic WordPress search with a partial-match search that sorts the results based on relevance.

WP-reCAPTCHA integrates reCAPTCHA anti-spam methods with WordPress including comment, registration, and email spam protection.

WP-SimpleViewer allows you to easily create SimpleViewer galleries with WordPress.

WP-Stats-Dashboard displays your blog’s stats graph plus your blog traffic, social engagement and social influence directly in your dashboard.

wordpress 3.0 plugins

WordPress 3.0 is really a revolutionary upgrade compared to WordPress 2.0. With integrated multi-users, custom post types, custom background images, custom taxonomies, the new menu system and custom header images it is now both a blogging powerhouse and enterprise capable CMS out of the box. Despite the official release only being a week or two ago there are already some powerful plugins that will help you take advantage of the new features.

While you are upgrading to WordPress 3.0 don’t hesitate to install these plugins as well.

Custom Post Type UI

One of the powerful new features to WordPress is the ability to create custom post types. This has long been a lacking feature in WordPress. The custom post types allows you to define custom “types” of content such as listings, locations, employee bios, etc…

The usage of custom post types is not exactly straight forward however. You have to be pretty comfortable working with your functions.php file and even then it is time consuming. Custom Post Type UI allows you to easily define and customize your post types through the WordPress administration panel using a GUI. Clearly an essential plugin for WordPress 3.0.

Download Custom Post Type UI Here

WP Post Type UI

Inspired by Custom Post Type this plug-in takes the same concept to the next level and gives you additional control and customization.

  • True WP user interface look and feel
  • Add/Edit/Delete dynamic “Post Types” and “Taxonomies”
  • Search “Post Types” from name and description
  • Search “Taxonomies” from name and “Post Type”
  • Matching labels when creating records
  • Shows post and active taxonomy count
  • Advanced “Post Types” and “Taxonomies” options

Download WP Post Type UI Here

GD Taxonomies Tools

The ability to define custom tags and taxonomies opens up endless possibilities for WordPress. We can now use WordPress to develop custom taxonomies like colors, sizes, locations, etc… Again, list custom post types it can be a bit complicated to figure out and work with. This plugin adds many tools including custom post types and taxonomies management and widget for taxonomies terms cloud.

Download GD Taxonomies Tools Here

WP Multi Networks

While WordPress Multi User has been around for awhile the new WordPress 3.0 has merged the two versions of the site and allow the easy development of networks of sites. This plugin is able to turn your multi-site installation of WordPress into many multi-site networks, all surrounding one central user base.

WP Multi Network allows cape wearing super admins to create new network collections of sites, allowing for infinitely extensible site, network, and domain arrangements.

Download WP Multi Networks Here

WP Title 2

Once you take advantage of WordPress custom post types and the menu management tool you are very likely to run into a situation in which you want the title of the page and the title used in the menu would be different. Some content management systems already take advantage of this and now with this plug-in WordPress does too.

WP Title 2 lets you easily define a different menu label than your page title. This makes the site easier to administer and can improve usability of the site as well.

Download WP Title 2 Here

Post Type Switcher

Have an existing post that you want to change to a different custom post type? Rather than deleting and recreating simply use this plugin that gives you the capability to switch between posts, pages and custom post types.

Download Post Type Switcher Here

Multi Post Thumbnails

While post thumbnails were introduced earlier this is still a great plugin. If you have ever wanted the ability to have more than one post thumbnail than this plugin is for you.

Download Multi Post Thumbnails Here