WP Search with Algolia


Improve search on your site. Autocomplete is included, along with full control over look, feel and relevance.


  • Relevant search results in milliseconds
  • Native typo-tolerance
  • Is language-agnostic
  • Offers hooks and filters for easy customization
  • Built by developers, for developers

This plugin requires API keys from Algolia. API keys are free for small personal projects and non-commercial use. Learn more about commercial use pricing.


This plugin is a derivative work of the code from the Search by Algolia – Instant & Relevant results plugin for WordPress, which is licensed under the GPLv2.


  • Algolia Settings
  • Search Page Settings
  • Autocomplete Settings
  • InstantSearch Dropdown
  • Search Results


If you have the Search by Algolia – Instant & Relevant results plugin installed, please deactivate it first.

From your WordPress dashboard:

  1. Visit Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for „WP Search with Algolia“
  3. Activate WP Search with Algolia from your Plugins page
  4. Click on the new menu item „Algolia Search“ and enter your API keys
  5. Read the step by step configuration guide


Is this plugin a fork?

Yes. The Algolia Team no longer supports their original plugin. The engineering team at WebDevStudios has forked the original plugin, and is now maintaining it.

Should I switch to this plugin?

Yes. Because Algolia no longer supports their plugin, you will no longer receive updates. WebDevStudios uses Algolia on many of it’s projects, and is committed to maintaining this plugin for years to come.

How do I switch from the „Search by Algolia – Instant & Relevant results“ plugin?

  1. Deactivate the Search by Algolia – Instant & Relevant results plugin
  2. Follow the installation instructions
  3. Activate WP Search with Algolia
  4. Check for your API Keys. They should already be there, if not, enter them and then save settings
  5. Delete the Search by Algolia – Instant & Relevant results plugin

What are the minimum requirements?

  • Requires WordPress 5.0+
  • PHP version 7.2 or greater (PHP 7.3 is recommended)
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater (MySQL 5.6 or greater is recommended)
  • cURL PHP extension
  • mbstring PHP extension
  • OpenSSL greater than 1.0.1
  • Some payment gateways require fsockopen support (for IPN access)

Visit the Search by Algolia server requirements documentation for a detailed list of server requirements.

Where can I find Algolia documentation and user guides?

Will it work with my theme?

Yes. This plugin will work with any theme, but the Instant Search results page may require some styling to make it match nicely. See the Search Page Customization.

Where can I report bugs, request features, or contribute to the project?

All development is handled on GitHub.

About Algolia

Algolia offers its Search as a Service provider on a incremental payment program, including a free Community Plan which includes 10,000 records & 50,000 operations per month. Beyond that, plans start at $29/month.

Note: there isn’t a direct correlation between the number of posts in WordPress and the number of records in Algolia. Also note that we only offer support starting from the PRO plan.On average, you can expect to have about 10 times more records than you have posts, though this is not a golden rule and you could end up with more records.

About WebDevStudios

WebDevStudios provides end-to-end WordPress opportunities from strategy and planning to website design and development, as well as full data migration, extensive API integrations, scalability, performance and long-term guidance and maintenance. We have service options and solutions for start-ups, small to mid-size businesses, enterprise organizations and marketing agencies.


11. August 2020
I'm absolutely in love with this plugin. Algolia search by itself is amazing. This plugin makes it a breeze to index the exact content I want.
7. Juli 2020
Have been using it for a while. But have recently encountered problems with it not indexing the page content. No support or communication from the developer in 2 weeks.
18. Juni 2020
you saved our life,hope for you and your teams' greater success in future.kudos!!
23. August 2019
Best search ever but not searching with sku. i dont know if there is a setting i have missed but i cannot find a way to make it happen.
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Mitwirkende & Entwickler

„WP Search with Algolia“ ist Open-Source-Software. Folgende Menschen haben an diesem Plugin mitgewirkt:



Follow along with the changelog on Github.


  • Update Algolia PHP Search Client version 2.7.0.
  • Update Algolia JS libraries to most recent compatible (non-breaking) versions
    • Updates autocomplete.js to 0.37.1 (current release as of 2020-01-27)
    • Updates algoliasearch to 3.35.1 (last of the 3.x series)
    • Updates instantsearch.js to 1.12.1 (last of the 1.x series)


  • Fix an issue where, under some circumstances, when a post with a featured image was deleted, the post might be accidentally re-indexed
  • Fix bug that prevented reindex display notices
  • Add algolia_load_scripts_in_footer filter to allow enqueueing the scripts in the footer instead of in the head
  • Add new filters for multisite developers


  • Use filtered value of ‚hitsPerPage‘ as ‚posts_per_page‘ query param
  • Fix broken SVG
  • Add highlighting to backend search results – props @philipnewcomer


  • Minimum PHP version requirement is now PHP 7.2
  • Minimum WordPress version requirement is now WP 5.0
  • Internationalization/localization improvements, textdomain matches plugin slug
  • Addressed a potential WSOD if minimum PHP and WP version requirements were not met
  • Tested on WP 5.3


  • Initial release.