Out of the box, Super Speedy Search beats other WordPress search plugins when it comes to showing the most relevant items first.
Our use of multiple fulltext indexes allows us to tailor text-match weights accurately against your items whilst our lightweight & efficient denormalisation of wp_posts, wp_postmeta and the term tables allows us to score items properly and fully.
For example, if you search for “Gucci dress”, the word Gucci might not even appear in the title of the product, yet Super Speedy Search will find it because it performs text search across the product category name & description and the brands, all at the same time as searching the title and content.
Of course, we also allow you to customise these weights so you can score items higher or lower depending on a variety of factors.
Weights per post-type
All of our weights can be configured per post-type giving you complete control to adjust how search occurs against your articles versus your products.
Text Match Weights
You can score text matches higher for titles, excerpts/short descriptions, content, term names, term descriptions and meta values. We provide tried and tested default weights to get you started.
Meta Match Weights
You can increase the score of search result items if their postmeta data matches certain rules – e.g. boost instock products higher in the search results, boost articles written in the past 6 months and more. Your imagination is your limit.
Meta Multiplier Weight
You can also boost items based on a decimal value stored in postmeta. This can be useful to boost the search ranking of higher rated items, or more commonly read articles – however you wish!
Typically used to reduce the score of older items, our age weights automatically calculate how many hours old an item is and let you adjust the score of the items accordingly.