WP Serverless Search is a free plugin for WordPress to search through thousands of posts in milliseconds. Here this simple plugin uses the static site XML to search through posts in your site. The lightning fast search of this tool lets you find what you are looking for very quickly. It uses fuzzy search to locate posts from the WordPress site on an overlay pane. You can see all the matched result and click on the post title that you were looking for. It doesn’t utilizes the WordPress database or any external calls in order to locate posts. In just blink of an eye, you can see the search results and then do whatever you want.
There is a built-in WordPress search available and people often use Google Custom Search as well but those site search boxes are slow and take a few seconds to show you the final results. But the plugin I have mentioned here works locally and shows all the results in just a blink as you can see in the GIF I have added below. You just enter the search term even wrongly spelled, it will still be able to find the results.
Using this Fast WordPress Search Plugin to Search through all Posts in Milliseconds:
This plugin hasn’t been uploaded to WordPress plugin directory. Which is why you will have to manually install it from its source code. So, first grab its GitHub repository and then you can simply drag the downloaded ZIP in the Add Plugins section as you can see below.
After you have installed the plugin, you are all ready to use it. Just use the search box on the homepage of the site to search for something and it will instantly get you all the results. The results are sorted by the most relevant posts and you can click on the title of the post which you want to open. It is simple as that.
In this way, you can use this simple WordPress plugin to add a lightning fast search on your site. The best part is that it is serverless and retrieve results in milliseconds. You just install it on your site and let your users waste less time in searching content on your site. Also, not only on desktop but it also works in the same way on mobile devices too. But do note that by default, this search plugin is designed to work with the Twenty Seventeen WordPress theme which is official and default theme in WP. But you can customize it based on the theme you are currently using. You can see more details about this on its GitHub page.
WP Serverless Search is an amazing tool you can install on your WordPress site to have a lightning fast site search. I really liked the functionality and speed of the search and the overlay panel it uses to display search results. It is a good thing that it doesn’t take you to a whole new page to show the results. You see all the items that search returns on the same page and instantly as you hit enter button. So, if you are looking for an awesome site search for your WordPress site then it is a very good option.