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Advanced Search with Plugins

Discusses uses alternate plugins for Search and any modifications you might need to do to accommodate those plugins.

There are multiple different ways of performing Search within WordPress. Adding in multiple Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomy and Custom fields often means you need to look beyond a standard search form. This is where other products for performing faceted search make more sense, like FacetWP, Beautiful Taxonomy Filters and Search and Filter. When you need to start looking into ‘relevant’ search, you jump into having your search perform ‘smarter’ searches, with products like Relevanssi, Searchly.com for ‘Elasticsearch‘ and ElasticPress.