‘Search’ Videos

  • Rebecca Music: Driving Traffic Through Search and Social Media

    Rebecca Music: Driving Traffic Through Search and Social Media

    WordCamp Kansas City 2017Speaker: Rebecca Music

    May 13, 2017 — Search and social media tend to be severely underestimated and misunderstood when it comes to driving traffic to a website. Understanding how they work together is essential and being great at it takes time. Join us and get a jump start on creating or reviving your current search and social media approach. Take away actionable tips that will boost your results right away as well as strategies that will help boost your business in the future.

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  • Frank Staude: Suchst du noch? Oder findest du schon?

    Frank Staude: Suchst du noch? Oder findest du schon?

    WordPress Meetup WürzburgSpeaker: Frank Staude

    December 20, 2016 — Beim WordPress Meetup in Würzburg am 20.12.2016 hat Frank ein wenig über die Suche in WordPress erzählt. Und darüber wie man sie mit Plugins verbessern kann. Mit Ausflügen zu Facetten und der Deutschen National Bibliothek, Sachbegriffen und Synonymen. Er zeigt wie er in einem Projekt das alles miteinander verbunden hat.

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  • Russell Heimlich: Searching for a Better Search

    Russell Heimlich: Searching for a Better Search

    WordCamp Asheville 2016Speaker: Russell Heimlich

    August 19, 2016 — WordPress’ built-in search functionality leaves a lot to be desired. A LOT! Why is the default search so bad? What are the options for making search on your site better? In this talk I’ll cover a range of solutions for improving the search results of your site and integrating with WordPress.

    Take aways:

    How WordPress’ default search works under the hood.
    What are some ways to make WordPress Search better.
    What are key features when evaluating different search technologies.

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  • Taylor Lovett: Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch

    Taylor Lovett: Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Taylor Lovett

    June 30, 2016 — 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. ElasticPress has become increasingly popular in the WordPress community even being leveraged by popular hosting companies such as WP Engine.

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  • Greg Brown: A Survey of Elasticsearch Usage

    Greg Brown: A Survey of Elasticsearch Usage

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Greg Brown

    December 10, 2015 — Mirroring WordPress data to Elasticsearch enables breaking some of the constraints that MySQL imposes on performance and relevancy. There is a high barrier to entry, but some strong benefits. I’ll survey the different use cases I’ve heard about, compare some plugins and libraries, and talk about the impact I’ve seen Elasticsearch have so far.

  • Xiao Yu: Understanding Language and Fixing WP Search

    Xiao Yu: Understanding Language and Fixing WP Search

    WordCamp Providence 2014Speaker: Xiao Yu

    August 1, 2015 — Talking about elasticsearch, why searching in WordPress/MySQL is bad and what next gen NLP technologies will allow WP to do.

  • Becky Davis: Constructing a Large Informational Site

    Becky Davis: Constructing a Large Informational Site

    WordCamp Miami 2015Speaker: Becky Davis

    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.

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  • Taylor Lovett: Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch

    Taylor Lovett: Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch

    WordCamp Paris 2015Speaker: Taylor Lovett

    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.

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  • Chris Reynolds : Why Hacking WordPress Search Isn’t Some Big Scary Thing

    Chris Reynolds : Why Hacking WordPress Search Isn’t Some Big Scary Thing

    WordCamp Salt Lake City 2014Speaker: Chris Reynolds

    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.

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  • Anton Stonor: Bedre søgekvalitet i WordPress med Elasticsearch

    Anton Stonor: Bedre søgekvalitet i WordPress med Elasticsearch

    WordCamp Denmark 2014Speaker: Anton Stonor

    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.