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Curated Search for WordPress

Quickly and easily specify the content you want users to see for specific search queries. You know what information users should be seeing for the most common searches on your site, but the WordPress search engine usually has other ideas.

WordPress is great. WordPress’s search engine – not so much. Until now, there have been two options:

  1. You can use Google search results, which makes the user feel like he’s been escorted out of the building by burly security guards.
  2. You can spend a few hours playing with the endless settings of plugins that use fancy algorithms, but don’t seem to do much other than slow down your site.

But most of the time, you know exactly what information your users should be seeing for common searches. Curated Search gives you the tools to send users to the best content using the perfect algorithm – you.

Specify a search term for which you would like to control the results, then use the following features to curate the content displayed to your visitors:
  • Pinned results: Want to make sure your 10k word article on vaporwave vs. chillwave shows up every time users search for “seapunk”? Pin it for the search term and make sure it’s the first result they see.
  • Contextual search content: Build content in the standard WordPress WYSIWYG editor and display it above the search results for specific terms. Want to provide a special download link for people searching for “ebooks”, or coupon codes for people searching for “handbags”? No problem.
  • Batch hide content: Don’t want people seeing search results for certain parts of the site? Mark categories, tags, and custom taxonomies as off-limits to the site search with a handy wizard – no more tracking down category IDs.
  • Limit total search results: Nobody is looking at page 6 of 15 in your site search. Ditch the overflow.
  • Synonyms: Create search term “synonyms” to show desired search results on less common terms or common misspellings. Make sure users see results for “soda” when they search for “pop” and people searching for “resturaunt” get the results for “restaurant”.
  • Redirect specific search terms: If you have 1,000 articles about vinyl records on your site, a search for “vinyl” will be practically useless for the user. Send the user to a more useful page (landing page, topic center, archive, etc.)
  • Hide individual pieces of content: A handy meta box on individual posts/pages/etc. lets you hide single items without having to assign them a custom tag or category.