Deze plugin is niet getest met de laatste 3 grotere versies van WordPress. Mogelijk wordt het niet meer onderhouden of ondersteund. Ook kunnen er compatibiliteitsproblemen ontstaan wanneer het wordt gebruikt met recentere versies van WordPress.

WP Static Search


WP Static Search

This plugin adds a static search engine to your WordPress site. Static in this context means that it works in the browser without using of server-side queries, so it’s ideal for static websites generated from a WordPress site.

Since both the search and the indexing happens in the browser, this plugin is not a good fit for sites that contain hundreds of pages and posts.

Getting Started

After you are installed the plugin, choose the ”Static Search” option from the left sidebar of the WordPress admin interface. Press the ”Update Index” button and wait until the indexing is finished. Each time you change the content of the website, you should update the search index manually.

To insert the search box and the search results into the site, use the [static_search] shortcode. It’s a good practice to create a page called ”Search” with the slug ”/search/” and insert the [static_search] shortcode into this page. To redirect the search widgets to this page, append the following code to the bottom of your .htaccess file:

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} \\?s=([^&]+) [NC]

RewriteRule ^$ /search/?q=%1 [NC,R,END]

This code redirects the search queries to the /search/ page, then the [static_search] shortcode processes them and shows the search results.

Built With

lunar.js – Javascript search engine


We use SemVer for versioning. For the versions available, see the tags on this repository.


This project is licensed under the Apache 2 and GPL2+ Licenses

The frontend search code based on the MkDocs project’s search plugin.


20 november 2020
Hello, I like the design of this plugin a lot and after fixing the search results issue it works fine. I’m currently working on a couple of small sites with a few dozen pages, some quite long, and the performance is good – I only notice a pause for the initial loading of the search index. My intention is to generate a static site for offline use, using WP Static Search in conjunction with an existing plugin like Simply Static. At least in this context, the plugin appears to be limited as it makes use of web worker methods in delivering search results and hence requires a server, albeit no PHP scripting. Also, the resulting static site needs to be hosted in the web root. (The following is perhaps more suitable for a support topic, but I mention it here in case of wider interest.) Keen to see it become more flexible, I’ve created a fork on Github and submitted a pull request with a number of changes, mainly removing the reliance on web workers. These remove the constraints, so that the search facility can work offline in any directory, i.e. you can use a plugin (or wget in my case) to create the static site and put it on a memory stick. Thank you, Paul.
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