June 26, 2015 — How do you set up an informational site that has over 700 pages and is constantly growing? How will anybody find anything? By crafting the menu and template pages to show categories of items and allowing the user to filter the results. Through the use of custom taxonomies, template pages with custom queries and a faceted search result, we walk through how a site can be setup so that it can grow and maintain it’s consistent structure. Even if your project only has 70 posts, being able to cross-reference them with multiple terms so that no matter how they look for things, the information will be found, is very powerful.
March 2, 2015 — WordPress search is notoriously lacking. Why? MySQL is not search optimized. Elasticsearch is a scalable database that when coupled with WordPress produces extremely powerful results.
This talk will cover what Elasticsearch is, why it’s important, and integrating it with a WordPress website using a 10up open source plugin called ElasticPress.
January 16, 2015 — We like to focus on the things we know really well, and things we don’t deal with as often can be seen as “hard”. Search is one of those things that gets written off a lot, few devs I know will deal with it (voluntarily), and almost everyone will tell you “WordPress search sucks.” In this presentation you will learn that not only do you know more about how search works than you thought you did, but maybe give you a better understanding of how WordPress works as a whole, as well as showing you some cool tricks that you can do with WordPress search.
August 21, 2014 — Den indbyggede søgefunktion i WordPress kommer somme tider til kort. Ikke altid dukker de mest relevante resultater frem først. I dette oplæg vil jeg vise, hvordan man kan forbedre søgeoplevelsen ved hjælp af Elasticsearch. Emner: Ranking, fuzzy search, auto suggest og indeksering af egne felter.
December 6, 2013 — Roshan talks about what the problems are with WordPress search in fetching the relevancy of data and how it can be improved using Sphinx Search Engine.
July 10, 2010 — Jeff Finkelstein delves into the fundamentals of how search engines work, what they look for, and what you can do both on your website and external to your site to enhance your search engine optimization efforts. Learn about page rank, keyword density. inbound links, and more.
November 14, 2009 — Justin Shreve presents his Google Summer of Code 2009 project creating a WordPress search API. The rationale behind the project, the lack of power and flexibility in the existing WordPress search engine, and aspects of the development process are discussed. The presentation concludes with an overview of the enhancements made with this project and some Q&A.
November 14, 2009 — Library catalogs are big, database-driven websites with lots of metadata but little social interaction. WordPress is an outstanding platform for database-driven websites full of social interaction. Extending WordPress to replace library catalogs is easier than fixing library catalogs to support modern interactions. Scriblio adds faceted searching and browsing as well as structured metadata to make WordPress the most flexible and social platform for presenting any catalog data.
Video courtesy ISOC-NY.