YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search


Improve user experience, improve your sales

YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search is a very easy-to-use plugin for WooCommerce. You just need to install it and it’s ready to work.

It creates a simple search box that shows you instant search results, by suggesting you products from your WooCommerce store that match your searching criteria.

It is very useful to assist your users while they are trying to search any product in your website. They can just enter a keyword for the WooCommerce product they are looking for and YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search will spare them the nuisance to browse all WooCommerce categories one at a time.

Did you ever forget the name of a WooCommerce product? Just start to write your keyphrase. A list of useful suggestion will be shown to you and the more you write, the more accurate search results will be. At that point, you’ll only need to choose what you need.

It works just like Google Suggest, but this tool will be available on your WooCommerce site and will be using your database.

Features of YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search:

  • Widget and shortcodes to show your WooCommerce searchform in anywhere you want in your WooCommerce site.
  • Options for customization of your WooCommerce searchform:
    • Customize WooCommerce input label
    • Customise WooCommerce search submit
  • Options for displaying of WooCommerce search results.
    • Set minimum number of characters for WooCommerce search
    • Set maximum number of WooCommerce results

If you want to boost your YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, you can also visit YITH page and explore the live demo of the premium version, which includes all the following features to improve at the best your WooCommerce site search.

Premium features of YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search:

  • All features of the free version of YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search
  • Show filter for WooCommerce search fields
  • Show list of WooCommerce categories (main categories/all categories)
  • Extend search in WooCommerce product excerpt
  • Extend search in WooCommerce product content
  • Extend search in WooCommerce product categories
  • Extend search in WooCommerce product tags
  • Extend search also to WooCommerce product SKU
  • Extend SKU search including WooCommerce variable products
  • Show WooCommerce thumbnails in the list of search suggestions
  • Show WooCommerce product price in the list of search suggestions
  • Show WooCommerce sale badge (customization options available too)
  • Show WooCommerce featured badge (customization options available too)
  • Show excerpt of WooCommerce product (set the text to show as WooCommerce product excerpt)
  • Customize WooCommerce search loader .gif image

For a more detailed list of options and features of YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, please read the official documentation.

YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search is available in combination with many other plugins in YITH Essential Kit for WooCommerce #1, a bundle of indispensable tools to make your WooCommerce site look more professional and be more user-friendly. Learn more about all of WooCommerce plugins included and boost your WooCommerce site with a simple click!

Compatibility with WooCommerce plugins

YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search has been tested and compatibility is certain with the following WooCommerce plugins that you can add to your site:

Nevertheless, it could be compatible with many other WooCommerce plugins that have not been tested yet. If you want to inform us about compatibility with other plugins, please, email to us.


If you have any suggestions for improving YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, you can write to us, and contribute in making your YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search more and more performing.


Available Languages

  • English (Default)
  • Italienisch

If you have created your own language pack for YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, or have an update for an existing one, you can send gettext PO and MO file
to us so we can bundle it into YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search.


  • YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search settings page
  • YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search in operation displaying WooCommerce search results


Important: First of all, you have to download and activate WooCommerce plugin, because without it YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search cannot work.

  1. Unzip the downloaded .zip file.
  2. Upload the YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search folder into the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress site.
  3. Activate YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search from Plugins page


YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search will add a new tab called „Ajax Search“ in „YIT Plugins“ menu. There, you will find all YITH plugins and you will be able to access quickly plugin settings page.


Is it compatible with all WordPress themes?

Compatibility with all themes is impossible, because they are too many, but generally if themes are developed according to WordPress and WooCommerce guidelines, YITH plugins are compatible with them.
Yet, we can grant compatibility with themes developed by YITH, because they are constantly updated and tested with our plugins. Sometimes, especially when new versions are released, it might only require some time for them to be all updated, but you can be sure that they will be tested and will be working in a few days.

How can I get support if my WooCommerce plugin is not working?

If you have problems with our plugins or something is not working as it should, first follow this preliminary steps:

  • Test the plugin with a WordPress default theme, to be sure that the error is not caused by the theme you are currently using.
  • Deactivate all plugins you are using and check if the problem is still occurring.
  • Ensure that you plugin version, your theme version and your WordPress and WooCommerce version (if required) are updated and that the problem you are experiencing has not already been solved in a later plugin update.

If none of the previous listed actions helps you solve the problem, then, submit a ticket in the forum and describe your problem accurately, specify WordPress and WooCommerce versions you are using and any other information that might help us solve your problem as quickly as possible. Thanks!

How can I get more features for my WooCommerce plugin?

You can get more features with the premium version of YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, available on YITH page. Here you can read more about the premium features of the plugin and make it give it its best shot!

How can I try the full-featured plugin?

If you want to see a demonstration version of the premium plugin, you can see that in this page. Browse it and try all options available so that you can see how your plugin looks like.

What are the main changes in plugin translation?

Recently YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search has been selected to be included in the „translate.wordpress.org“ translate programme.
In order to import correctly the plugin strings in the new system, we had to change the text domain form ‚yit‘ to ‚yith-woocommerce-ajax-search‘.
Once the plugin will be imported in the translate.wordpress.org system, the translations of other languages will be downloaded directly from WordPress, without using any .po and .mo files. Moreover, users will be able to participate in a more direct way to plugin translations, suggesting texts in their languages in the dedicated tab on translate.wordpress.org.
During this transition step, .po and .mo files will be used as always, but in order to be recognized by WordPress, they will need to have a new nomenclature, renaming them in:

  • yith-woocommerce-ajax-search-[WORDPRESS LOCALE].po
  • yith-woocommerce-ajax-search-[WORDPRESS LOCALE].mo


16. Juli 2019
i use this plugin since one year and it's really work. we can customize and manage option of the plugin to do what we want i use the premium version
2. Juli 2019
Unfortunately the search bar cannot search through custom fields like the ACF fields. Even the pro version can't. Dissapointing because there are free plugins that can.
4. Juni 2019
Fatal Error to website. This plugin update disabled my WordPress Dashboard. Fatal Error Logs were recorded in WooCommerce and sent to Yith, but they will not support the free version of this plugin that is bundled with Yith Essential Kit for WooCommerce.
4. Februar 2019
Hi, I got this plugin but something I did caused database issues. Even though I deleted the plugin, the database issues persist. I need to know how to delete all traces of this plugin, and what and where I should delete everything. Thanks, Sean
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