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Swiftype Documentation / tutorials: How to Install the Swiftype Search Wordpress Plugin

How to Install the Swiftype Search Wordpress Plugin

The Swiftype WordPress plugin gives you a fast, modern search box for your WordPress site. To install it, follow these steps.

  1. If you haven't already, sign up for a Swiftype account.

  2. Visit the Account Settings page to get your Swiftype API key.

  3. Download and install the Swiftype WordPress Plugin.

  4. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.

  5. Enter your Swiftype API key on the plugin screen.

    Swiftype WordPress Plugin API key screen

  6. Name your search engine (for example: "my blog search engine") and click the "Create Engine" button.

    Swiftype WordPress Plugin engine name screen

  7. Index your content by clicking the "Synchronize with Swiftype" button. Wait until the synchronization is complete.

    Swiftype WordPress Plugin synchronize button

You're done! Your WordPress search box will now be powered by Swiftype. Visit the Swiftype dashboard and select your search engine to control the search results.

Note: If your search box does not appear on your site, it may be disabled by your WordPress template. Make sure the search widget is configured in WordPress.