Site Search ONE

Site Search ONE WordPress Plugin

Site Search ONE Plugin provides a no-code advanced professional search of tens of thousands of your WordPress Posts (including Custom Posts) and Pages at a very competitive price point. (* Some basic knowledge of CSS or HTML may be needed – see bottom of page).

The Plugin connects to a fully managed, cloud hosted dtSearch Engine REST API. Your site needs no extra memory or storage space for indexes.


Site Search ONE WordPress Plugin (Order code: SS1-BPS)

  • Multiple Search Pages:
    Create as many search pages as you want, so that searches are more focused, each with its own index. Choose to index all, or include or exclude selected Posts (including Custom Posts) or Pages or both on each search page.
  • Support for PODS Plugin
    are generated based on WordPress Categories or Tags, Custom Taxonomies generated by PODS Custom Taxonomies, or ACF True/False fields with Custom UI Text.

  • Responsive design Search bar Widget
    Adds a search bar in any Widgets area that your theme supports. Complete with filter, index drop-down list, optional stemming, synonyms, and search type (Boolean, All words, Any words) selectors.
  • Any Word, All Words, Boolean
    Search type option for each search page as well as on the search widget.
  • Categorized Search:
    Automatically generates a drop-down list on the search bar, choose the indexes to be listed, automatically sorted in alphabetical order.
  • Federated Search
    Option for re-nameable top level ‘search all’ list item.
  • Search narrowing options:
    Nested Boolean search, faceted search (based on WordPress Categories or Tags, Custom Taxonomies, or ACF True/False fields with Custom UI Text), proximity and directed proximity search, filter search by Published date, date-range or WordPress Custom Fields. All Words search type option.
  • Search expansion options:
    English WordNet synonyms, English stemming (or other language on request), wildcards in any position, including a numeric wildcard, Soundex. Any Words search type option. (User defined synonyms as a premium option)
  • Results
    Results are paged and ranked by relevancy or date, with highlighted hits on a snippet of surrounding text. Sorting by hits, bi-directional date or alphabet sort.  Results Link format option controls everything below a search result link, allows multiple lines of text with HTML support, fields with before and after text, date formatting, font selection, etc. * See bottom of page.
  • Document display
    Search results link to a choice (per index) of the original page, or document viewer with multi-color highlighted hits
  • Indexing
    Update (Incremental Index), Rebuild,  Compress or Delete indexes at any time. Indexes are automatically updated each time you publish a new post or page.
  • Search Engine
    dtSearch Engine for Linux fully managed and hosted in the cloud (currently Amazon Web Services), your WordPress site does not need to be on a dedicated server or need any additional memory or capacity for storing indexes or other data
  • Shortcodes
    The Plugin generates a search page with your choice of name using the default WordPress Page template, simply add the search page to a menu. The search page contains a short-code, you can copy this short-code to another page if you prefer. Search Pages are automatically excluded from being indexed.
  • Exclude Posts or Pages
    Adds a Do not index option in the side panel of your Post & Page Edit screens. For example, you can exclude Forms or Terms & Conditions page from your site search
  • Translation ready
    Includes translation template and compiled translation files in pseudo-language for test purposes.
  • Open Source
    The plugin is open source under the  WordPress standard GPL v2 license
  • dtSearch Engine REST API
    Download includes a key-code to connect to a fully managed dtSearch Engine REST API
  • Feedback Welcome
    We invite your feedback and suggestions for improvement!
  • Beta test program
    Prior to general release in the WordPress Plugins Directory we will provide you with updated versions as they are released
  • Automatic Updates
    Automatic updates will be available following general release in WordPress Plugin Directory
  • Custom Development
    Custom development from web agencies invited.

Technical Support

We provide support directly related to issues with install or operation of the plugin, including clashes with other plugins or themes, at no extra charge. During beta testing we advise use of a staging site. We are also available to assist with related matters such as content tagging/categorizing, setup of ACF custom fields, custom post types, site styling, synonym setup, dark mode, etc. that affect facets, filters, search performance or appearance. This work is generally quoted on a daily rate basis. Please ask for a quote or assistance.

Code and styling assistance

Although we aim for a ‘no code’ experience, sites that need to match existing content style, or need search results that include meta data from fields or published date formatting may require knowledge of  HTML and CSS. We are happy to assist at no extra charge, however if you need us to carry out work that is likely to require more than  a few minutes, please ask for a quote.

30-day free trial

Site Search ONE WordPress Plugin

$59/month (annual payment)
Includes support & updates by email

Premium upgrade

(sign up after your 30-day free trial included in basic version)
(annual payment)

Premium features

  • Integrates with the WP Search Insights and MWT: Search Analytics plugins. (Beta)
  • Featured Image display in search results, including WooCommerce Product Images.
  • User defined synonyms
     Import synonym set files from User Thesaurus Plus (allocated per index). For specialized terminology, brand names, eCommerce product alternative names, etc.
    Includes User Thesaurus Plus download and annual license/updates
  • Support  24 hour email response, plus beta updates on request
  • More…
    All planned feature updates for one year (price lock in)
  • Need More?  Can’t find what you need? Please contact us for any feature not listed, we probably have it in development!

Case Studies

Texas Worker

Search over 34,000 posts covering Court Cases and Medical, SOAH and Appeals Panel decisions connected with injuries at work.


More coming soon…

Demo Search Pages

All Demo Search Pages are under the search menu at the top

The theme’s search box is used for the Search Products & News demo

The Site Search ONE Search bar Widget is in the footer of each page

Demo pages may be offline or part functional while beta testing is in progress, we apologies for any inconvenience

User Guide for 1.9.0
(Refresh your browser and ensure date in User Guide is 9 June 2022)

Release Notes
(Latest 1.9.0+2834 Beta (18 May 2022)

User Guide for premium add-ons
(Refresh your browser (Ctrl + F5) and ensure User Guide is version 1.6.0 22nd Feb 2022)



There are many alternative ‘site search’ options for WordPress sites, no solution is right for all sites, this article explains some of the options available.
Choosing WordPress Search

Professional v Commercial search

Coming soon

The Basic Professional version does not offer:

  • Custom synonyms to match or offer alternative brands or products**
  • Search or customer behavior analytics**
  • Image display in search results**
  • Indexing of anything other than Posts or Pages
  • Manipulation of results to promote particular products or pages
  • Customizing results based on customers’ previous purchase history, browsing habits or  other marketing profiles

** Available in the premium add-on now!
Other items may be offered as premium features in future