Integrating Algolia Search with WordPress

What is Algolia?

Algolia is the high-performance search system with keyword suggestion and sorting search results. After installing the plugin, you may connect your WordPress site to Algolia, and then run Shifter through Algolia’s API.

Get Algolia

Setting up Algolia on Shifter

  1. Create an account on Algolia 

  2. Login to your WordPress dashboard on Shifter

  3. Install a plugin “WP Search with Algolia

  4. Configure Algolia credentials

  5. Import the post’s data into Algolia

  6. Set up search form

  7. Generate your site on the Shifter dashboard


Create an account on Algolia

Algolia offers a free trial and a free plan.

Choose [API Keys] on the left menu.

Copy the following three keys for setting up the plugin:

  • Application ID

  • Search-Only API Key

  • Admin API Key

Log in to your WordPress dashboard on Shifter

Let’s install Algolia plugin into Shifter.

Open the WordPress dashboard on your browser and log in.

Install a plugin “WP Search with Algolia

Install Algolia plugin for replacing WordPress default search feature with it.

Configure Algolia credentials

Click [Algolia search] and make initial setups.
Input “Application ID”, “Search-Only API Key” and “Admin API Key” which you copied from the Algolia Management page.


Setting up search form

On [Search Page], select [Use Algolia with Instantsearch.js].


Setting up Autocomplete 

You can change the search engine to the native WordPress or Algolia on [Search Page].
Then enable [Autocomplete] and configure [Index], [Max. Suggestions] and [Positions].
For Shifter customers, if you want to use Algolia on Shifter, never forget to enable this Autocomplete feature.


Generate your site on the Shifter dashboard

For the last step, generate a new site from Shifter.
Click [Generate] button and access created your site.
When you input letters or words into the search form, Algolia’s autocompleting feature shows search results without clicking the search button or hitting the enter key.

Interested in the could search service Algolia?

Sign-up Algolia!

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