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How to Add Instant Search in WordPress with Algolia

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Are you looking to add instant search capabilities to your WordPress site? Many sites use this to give quick previews of their posts to help their users find them. In this video we will show you how to add instant search in WordPress with Algolia.

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For this tutorial we will be using the Search by Algolia plugin found here:

Summary of this tutorial:

Start by visiting the Algolia website and signup for an account.

With your account set up, activate the Search by Algolia plugin which adds a new section to your WordPress admin area for you to visit.

On that page you will need to add your ID and API keys which can be found in your Algolia account dashboard.

Save your added keys and IDs then go under Algolia, Autocomplete page and select which you want indexed, we only index posts in this tutorial. You can also decide if you want to enable autocomplete for the search box.

Once that has been saved and indexed you can go to the Search Page section to select to use Algolia in the backend to display the instant searches in your search.

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Mazi

Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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