How to Set Up Site Search with Shifter Algolia Search

In this guide you will see the following:

  1. Enabling Algolia

  2. Starting WordPress and initial setup of plugin

  3. Starting a Shifter Algolia Search block

  4. Building the deployment and indexing Algolia

  5. Operation test

How To Video

Enabling Algolia

Login to your Shifter dashboard and select the site you want to add search to.

Click on Live in the left side menu

Click on “Search” from the sub-menu

From here you can toggle search on/off by clicking the switch

Search is now enabled and you should see something like this:

Starting WordPress and the Initial Set Up of the Plugin

Start WordPress and go to the Plugins page to enable “Shifter Algolia Search”

Adding a Shifter Algolia Block

Begin editing your site and add a “Shifter Algolia Search” block. You should be able to find the block by searching for “Algolia” in the block menu

Building the Deployment and Indexing Algolia

Once your block has been added, go back to your Shifter dashboard, stop WordPress and build your deployment

Algolia’s search index for your site is automatically created after your deployment has been created. If, after waiting for a while, this does not happen automatically you can click the “Create Index” button to do so.

Operation Test

Navigate to the page containing your Algolia block on your published or live site

Begin typing in the search bar and live results will appear as you do so. Click on a search result to go to that page.

This concludes the settings for Shifter for Algolia Search, you should now have functional search on your site.

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