Search In Place for WordPress
Search In Place Plugin Smart WordPress Search
Search In Place, a newly released plugin for WordPress (self hosted) blogs “Ajaxifies” the standard WordPress search. Start typing a search term – more than 3 characters) and the plugin starts looking for results that get displayed in a drop-down list.
The plugin description on WordPress.org informs users:
Search in Place improves blog search by displaying query results in real-time. Search in place displays a list with results dynamically as you enter the search criteria.
Search in Place groups search results by their type, labeling them as post, page, or attachment, and highlights the searched terms.
As can be seen from the screen capture image on the right, starting to type a search term (e.g. plugin) results in a list of matching results appearing while you type. I found this plugin today mentioned in the “Newest Plugins” in one of my WordPress sites dashboards. So it was installed and tested; and kept.
Nice features include grouping the results by content type e.g. Page/Post, and the featured image thumbnails showing up in the list.
Test Search in Place in Action
Try out the Search in Place plugin. It’s installed and working on SME Technology, my website about WordPress, wherever there is a WordPress search box on the site.
I was lucky to be an early adopter – kind of a nice feeling to grab a plugin in the first hundred downloads, especially a new one that works; the previous new plugin I tested -“Facebook” from Facebook is so buggy it ranks firmly as “Broken”.
Next install will be on the problematical shop site – after the bug is fixed, then I hope to persuade some clients to adopt it as well.
Two Versions Available
The new ‘Search in Place‘ plugin comes in two versions, the free one from WordPress.org repository, and a commercial version from the developers website. The paid-for version has a few extra features – which I haven’t tested! Install it from WordPress.org and see if you need the extra functions.
- Download Search in Place free version (wordpress.org)
- Search in Place Plugin Home Page (wordpress.dwbooster.com)