How to install Searchanise

Installing Searchanise manually via FTP

To install the plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Download the plugin zip archive from here by clicking the Download button.
  2. Extract the archive to your computer. You’ll get a folder named smart-search-for-woocommerce with many files in it.
  3. Open an FTP client on your computer and access your website using FTP/SFTP credentials. Contact your hosting provider to obtain them if you don’t have any.
  4. Go to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your website and upload the folder you have extracted at step 2.

    How to install Searchanise

  5. Log in to your WordPress admin panel.
  6. Go to Plugins > Installed plugins and find Smart WooCommerce Search by Searchanise. It’s already there!
  7. Activate the plugin.

That’s it. Now you can go to WordPress admin panel >WooCommerce > Searchanise, and you’ll see the indexation of your WooCommrece store starting.

Configuring and Using Searchanise

  1. WooCommerce > Settings > Searchanise > General

Here, you can modify the Searchanise plugin settings in WooCommerce. For example, you can change parameters like Search input jQuery selector, Use Searchanise for Full-text search, Sync catalog, Use direct image links, Import blog posts, and other settings.

More details about all the settings can be found at

  1. WooCommerce > Searchanise

To work with styles and direct settings of the Searchanise plugin, for instance, to start using the Search Result Widget (SRW) page, simply go to Search & Navigation > Search result widgets > Enable widgets and trigger a force re-index.

For more detailed information, refer to

Updated on July 18, 2023

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