I’ve been writing #DailyNotes for 90 days now. Before that, I had already written about ten articles on the blog. So the content is starting to be quite voluminous.
It often happens that when writing a note, I refer to another one I had written before. So I had to look for it, and find it.
WordPress’ native search system is very great. It’s accurate, efficient, and I’ve almost always used it as a search system on the sites I build. But in this case, it was getting a bit complicated.
So I had to find a tool or an integration that would allow me to search more or less asynchronously.
But I finally opted for Algolia because of its ease of integration, the interface which is rather simple and intuitive. Also I had the possibility to customize a lot the interface of the search results. And moreover, I had autocompletion during searches.
This is exactly what I was looking for. So I used the plugin “WP Search with Algolia” by WebDevStudios that integrated Algolia to WordPress since the team had stopped supporting integration to the CMS.
That’s the story behind the integration of Algolia into my site’s search system.