The WooCommerce Product Search extension brings Search Relevance and Instant Search Results to WooCommerce. The extension helps to improve and control the relevance of products in search results and adds facilities that supply instant results helping visitors to find products faster.
Increase Sales with Relevant Results
Instant Search Results
Search Weights based on Keyword Matches
Product and Category Search Weights
Shortcodes, Widgets and Template API
Search Relevance and Instant Search Results
The relevance of search results is substantially improved with powerful controls that introduce Search Weights to WooCommerce. These have an important impact on product search results, where products will rank higher according to their relevance, based on keyword matches in product titles, excerpts, contents and tags. In addition, new controls are provided to increase the relevance of individual products along with those of whole product categories.
The extension also provides a live search facility, where product search results are shown instantly to visitors while they type in their search query. This reduces the time that potential customers require to find products and can increase sales substantially.
The extension comes with a shortcode, widget and template API function that allows to place the search facility virtually anywhere on a site.
2017.04.12 – version 1.9.0 * Updated the plugin for WooCommerce 3.0.0 compatibility.
2017.01.19 – version 1.8.1 * Fixed a PHP Fatal error for PHP < 5.5.0 "Can't use method return value in write context ..."2017.01.11 - version 1.8.0
* Now using admin-ajax.php by default instead of the internal script.
* Fixed an issue where for no matches all results were returned instead.
* Added an additional internal method to enable or disable WPML language filtering.
* Searching in SKU is now also taken into account in search results page.2016.11.24 - version 1.7.1
* Fixed search terms were not displayed on the search results page.2016.10.21 - version 1.7.0
* Added support for search in SKU.
* Reduced the memory imprint of the visibility and out of stock checks.
* Fixed issues with sorting results.
* Improved the search results presented to match those of the instant search box.
* Fixed an additional issue related to empty search terms using fulltext search when weights are enabled (again related to https://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=78485)
* Fixed issues with catalog and search visibility.2016.07.25 - version 1.6.0
* Fixed WPML language filtering.
* Fixed an issue where search terms that resulted as empty after cleaning them up would cause
a database query error in fulltext search with InnoDB tables due to a bug in MySQL https://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=784852016.06.24 - version 1.5.0
* Adjusted the term query to use the new termmeta table (WP DB >= 34370 and WC >= 2.6.0).
2016.05.15 – version 1.4.3 * Filtering products which are not visible.
2015.12.07 – version 1.4.2 * Adjusts the product search submenu margin and enqueues admin styles for all our sections.
2015.08.12 – version 1.4.1 * Declares table-layout auto for search results table for visual compatibility with themes like Twenty Fifteen that declare it fixed.
2015.05.14 – version 1.4.0 * Performance options added with support for Full-Text Searches. * Improved search term filters to exclude non-alphanumeric characters to avoid queries that could potentially lead to query errors. * Added an option to log main query times.
2015.05.04 – version 1.3.1 * Improved internal definitions to maintain functionality with alternate WP_CONTENT_DIR and WP_CONTENT_URL definitions.
2015.03.12 – version 1.3.0 * Hiding out of stock products when “Out Of Stock Visibility” is enabled. * Search results after focus-out-focus-in are emptied if search field is empty. * Added the option to show prices for both shortcode and widget, using the attribute show_price (disabled by default).
2014.09.13 – version 1.2.0 * Admin menu restructured and plugin faq/help moved to Help tab. * Fixed a memory issue with huge result sets. * Added search weights for products and product categories. * Added general search weights for product title, excerpt, content and tags.
2014.08.26 – version 1.1.0 * Fixed a code issue (improper static method call). * Added OB handling to assure clean AJAX response for search results. * Improved results to be fully clickable. * Added use of a placeholder thumbnail image (option, enabled by default). * Added show_description (disabled by default) based on a product’s short description. * Improved search result rendering. * Improved search facility rendering. * Added API function woocommerce_product_search(). * Adjusted for changes in WordPress 4.0 (like_escape is deprecated). * Added the Product Search Thumbnail image size info to the Products section. * Added a CSS rule for product search result titles to use the inherited font, to avoid conflicts with generic rules for the .title class in themes. By inheriting the font from its parent element, the default is more in line with its context. * Added a CSS rule for product search result entries to apply a minimal padding to avoid conflicts with generic rules for the .entry class in themes. * Fixed missing resources when widget is used. * Moved plugin settings inside WooCommerce settings into its own Product Search tab. * Added a link to the settings shown in the plugin’s entry. * Added a brief help section. * Added WPML choice for widget. * Added WPML language indication support * Added woo-includes.
2014.07.28 – version 1.0.2 * Added readme.txt * Improved search query service, now also using object cache to get category results. * Added blinker timeout. * Improved results visualization so that empty results have no border. * Added a filter which allows to use admin-ajax instead of our core handler.