TigerLogic Corporation makes no bones about the fact that the default search engine within WordPress sucks. yolink Search for WordPress, the company's latest cloud-based plugin, aims to remedy that problem. 

Once the plugin is installed, it re-indexes content and provides fully customizable search results that are displayed in context. It can search through comments left throughout a user’s site and integrates with various popular platform such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Docs, and Gmail.

Here's a side-by-side shot of WordPress' native search results vs. yolink's:


Other perks include: 

  • Enables searching of both pages and posts on WordPress sites
  • Searches behind links to surface and highlight search terms in context
  • Identifies relevant search content with multi-color keyword highlighting (seen above)
  • Eliminates unwanted advertisements

“Native search on WordPress is not intuitive and is rarely helpful,” said Joe Pagliocco, Business Development Manager at TigerLogic. “Even Google Custom search – the next best thing – doesn’t integrate well with your website’s design, and it forcibly includes ads that don’t make money for publishers. yolink Search for WordPress is our solution to these problems, finally providing an advanced, relevance-based search plugin that just plain works.”

The plugin is free for personal sites, and pricing information for businesses is also available here.