Introduction Last updated: 29-10-2021

WooSearch is a premium WooCommerce search and filters plugin, reimagined. WooSearch overrides the default WooCommerce search (or can be used via shortcode) and provides a sleek design that’s developed to help reduce cart abandonment rates and increase sales.

Why use WooSearch?


Lightning Fast Search & Filters in One

WooSearch greatly reduces the cart abandonment process by focusing on the above issues. Not only does WooSearch transform the look and feel of the product search, but it is also packed full of features to help your customers find products easier, and quicker, whilst encouraging purchases with promotional information. Best of all, this is all done in one centralised location whilst also returning lightning fast results!


Installation

Installing WooSearch is simple and can be done in just a few quick steps.


Plugin Requirements

  1. WordPress Version 5.4.2+
  2. WooCommerce Plugin Version 4.3.0+

Install WooSearch Premium Version From CodeCanyon

The premium version of WooSearch can be downloaded from CodeCanyon. To get started, navigate to the download section on CodeCanyon.

Next, click on Download and choose Installable WordPress file only.

Now you have downloaded the WooSearch plugin, head over to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to Plugins » Add New.

Now, click on ‘Upload Plugin’ at the top of the page.

This will now display the plugin upload form. Here you need to click on the ‘Choose File’ button and select the WooSearch plugin you downloaded from CodeCanyon. Next, you need to click on ‘Install Now’

The last step is to click on ‘Activate Plugin’ – you’re all done. WooSearch is now installed.


Automatic Updates

Keeping WooSearch up to date ensures you have the latest features, and stable version.

To update, download and install the Envato Market Plugin. When updates are available you'll be able to install the update from within the Envato market plugin.


Search Settings

To override the default WooCommerce Search, make sure that ‘Override Default Search’ is set to yes.

Suggestion characters

Here you can choose after how many characters are entered, you want WooSearch to display. If you want the search to display instantly, change the value to 0.

Products per page

Define how many products you want to show per page. Default is set to 12 but you can change this to suit your requirements.

Exclude products

If you want to exclude products from displaying in the search results, you can define them here. When you click on the field, it will bring up a list of all the products in the database. You can either click on the products you would like to exclude from the search, or if preferred, you can type in the name of the products and then select them.

Exclude categories

If you want to exclude whole categories from displaying in the search results, you can define them here. To do this works in the same way as excluding products. You can either click on the categories or type them in and select them manually.

Search parameters

By default, WooSearch searches for products by Title, SKU and description however this can be changed, and you can select the parameters of what information is used to display search results.

Search parameters – custom fields

If you have custom fields in WooCommerce, then you can make WooSearch find products by these custom fields. Simply enter the name of the custom field for WooSearch to include it within the search results. You’ll need to make sure the custom field name is entered exactly as is. If you’re not sure what this is, please refer to the documentation for the plugin you have used to create custom fields.

Exclude products out of stock

If you want to hide products that are not in stock, check this box. For this to work, you must have ‘manage stock levels’ set in WooCommerce.

Search text

The default placeholder text for the search bar is ‘Search for a product…’ – if you would like to display something else, i.e. ‘search by name or SKU’ then change the placeholder text here.

Show sidebar

Show sidebar by default is set to yes. This displays the filters on the left hand side of the search. Click and select the filters you would like to display.

Design Settings

Within this tab, you can change the colours to suit your branding. Theme colours contains a primary, secondary and text colour which controls various aspects of the design layout. Please refer to the text under each color.
In the tab titled content settings, you can choose to show additional information to promote sales.

Display product stock status

This will show the stock status of a product.

Display delivery information

This will show a promotional message on the search results if selected. Under ‘delivery details’ choose a value. If the value of the product is greater, then the message will display.
For example, if you type in 100, and in ‘delivery promotion text’ type in ‘free delivery’ then every product above 100, will display ‘free delivery’ in the search results.

Display text after price

This will display text after the price. For example, you may use it to show that a price doesn’t include tax by typing in ‘ex Tax’.

Display sale banner

select this to choose a sale banner that is shown when a product is on sale. You can change the placeholder text by editing the text in ‘Sale Banner Text’.

Brand settings

You can choose to include brand logos within the search results. You need to select the brand attribute ‘Brand’ for this effect to take place. Please note: brand logos relies on you having WooCommerce Brands plugin installed.

Advanced Settings

Caching

Cache Size. The default cache size is 10000. We recommend you don’t increase this value unless you have more this number of products as it will not make a difference to the loading speeds.

Rebuild cache

WooSearch automatically rebuilds the cache when product data is updated. However, if you experience any issues, clearing the cache will more often that not resolve these issues.

Custom CSS

Here you can add custom CSS for further plugin customisation.

Resources

We try to provide as extensive resources as possible. Below you will find links to our video guides, plugin support channels and plugin changelog.

Plugin Support

We fully support users of our plugin. If you can’t find the answer to what you’re looking for in our guides, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.

For users who have the free version of WooSearch, you can get support on the WordPress repository.

For users who have the premium version of WooSearch, you can submit a ticket on our dedicated support portal.

Changelog

Version 1.0.3

  • NEW: Created indexing wizard for very large product sites
  • NEW: add to cart feature
  • Improved cache rebuild process
  • Improved search by title parameter
  • Bugfix where attribute title was displaying with no options available

  • Version 1.0.2

    Folder permission bugfix


    Version 1.0.1

    Compatibiltiy fixes that affected filters from being selectable


    Version 1.0

    Plugin released