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Search is one of the essential functions online, and search plugins are important for WordPress website success. Search plugins are important because they help a user easily navigate a WordPress site, eliminating frustration and confusion. The bigger a website is, the more need there is for a good search plugin.

While most search plugin have a similar functionality, it is important to find the best search plugin for your WordPress site. Site speed is a major factor in determining a good search plugin, because the plugin settings can change the site speed. Different plugins can handle varying amounts of website content, and some of these search plugins are free and some are premium.

1) SearchWP

SearchWP

SearchWP

The Best WordPress Search Plugin you can Find.

SearchWP is a top rated premium WordPress plugin, with many advanced search options. Users can search for various different types of content, or create section specific searches for greater functionality. SearchWP can make finding specific content super easy and efficient.

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2) Live Search Filter

CreativeMinds

CreativeMinds

CreativeMinds is a leading developer of premium WordPress plugins . CM Plugins are beautifully coded and packed with extensively popular features that will enhance your site’s usability, SEO and UEX.

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The  Live Search Filter WordPress Plugin allows you to easily add a live search to your admin dashboard and to selected posts.

With it, users can search and filter posts using this live search plugin, as well as enable live search. The WordPress live search plugin supports adding the fast live search filter in three different ways:

  1. Add a fast search filter to tables on your admin backend dashboard
  2. Add a fast search filter to tables on any frontend page or post you create
  3. Add a fast search filter to tables or lists which have been created by other plugins
Live Search Filter plugin example

Live Search Filter plugin example

3) Swiftype

Swiftype

Swiftype

The easiest way to add great search to your website or mobile app.

Swfitype is a premium search plugin that offers unique functionality by lettings users drag and drop search results to their liking. The major feature of the plugin is autocompleted search, like Google, as well as many customizable features. Users can also access search analytics and use the plugin on multiple websites.

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Swiftype ListWP Business Directory

4) Search & Filter Pro

Search & Filter Pro

Search & Filter Pro

Design, Development and WordPress

Search & Filter Pro is an ideal plugin choice for any website dealing with ecommerce, and is very compatible with Easy Digital Downloads and WooCommerce. Users can search by post types or products and this premium plugin can filter searches by metadata. Search & Filter Pro is a good choice for larger websites and allows users to drag and drop search results for easier access.

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Search & Filter Pro ListWP Business Directory

5) Search Console Plugin

CreativeMinds

CreativeMinds

CreativeMinds is a leading developer of premium WordPress plugins . CM Plugins are beautifully coded and packed with extensively popular features that will enhance your site’s usability, SEO and UEX.

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The Search Console Plugin aims to overhaul WordPress front-end search.The idea is to direct users to relevant content by using different, flexible methods.

It includes autocomplete, term redirect, term replacement and a complete search log.

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Search Tools Suggestion in action

6) Profi Search Form

Envato Market

Envato Market

Everything you need for your next creative project.

Easily create helpful search forms for WordPress with the Profi Search Form plugin. Users can choose search templates, set up category search, order search by value and much more. The plugin is very compatible with WooCommerce and other ecommerce plugins.

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Profi Search Form ListWP Business Directory

7) Dave’s WordPress Live Search

Dave's Wordpress Live Search

Dave's Wordpress Live Search

Sr. Engineering Manager at @10up. Software developer. Runner. Tech history buff. Feral, shy, and abused cat socializer. I probably own computers older than you

Dave’s WordPress Live Search is an free plugin with excellent live search functionality. Users need to enable JavaScript to use the live search function, but search works fine without it. The plugin is very user friendly, both easy to setup and easy to use. This plugin is ideal for smaller websites, so it don’t affect site speed or limit search content.

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Dave’s WordPress Live Search ListWP Business Directory

8) WP Ultimate Search

MindShare Studios

MindShare Studios

Mindshare Studios creates web and mobile applications that run natively on iOS or Android as well as in the cloud with scalable architecture, real-time data and high availability.

WP Ultimate Search is a good search plugin that supports autocompleting with quick results. Users can filter search results to multiple categories for more efficient results. This plugin also supports searching both content or titles and can be linked to analytics.

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WP Ultimate Search ListWP Business Directory

9) Better Search

Webber Zone

Webber Zone

In mid-2015, WebberZone began a new chapter by entering into the world of WordPress plugin development. In the first phase we took over the plugins originally written by Ajay D’Souza.

Better Search is a free search plugin that highlights search results so users can find what they are looking for faster. There is also search heat map widget, which, tracks popular user searches. Users can sort search results by date or by relevance and search post types, content, or pages.

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Better Search WebberZone ListWP Business Directory

10) Ajax Search Pro

Ajax Search Pro is one of the most customizable search plugin available. Users can customize results to display is eye catching ways, such as like snapshots. This plugin is ecommerce friendly, supporting multiple pages and is very responsive. Ajax Search Pro is a premium plugin that has autocomplete functionality and many customizable search fields.

 

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