Inquiry on Typesense Wordpress Plugin Functionality

TLDR Sean asked about Wordpress plugin functionality for backend searching. Digamber advised extending the plugin for custom post types and indexing forms, providing a tutorial link.

Powered by Struct AI


Apr 14, 2022 (21 months ago)
Photo of md5-2d5361393096e40eccbe0d4cfa49f7de
03:29 PM
Has anyone got any experience with this WP plugin? https://wordpress.org/plugins/search-with-typesense/

We are looking to improve the search capability of our wordpress backend, which powers a gatsby frontend.
However the frontend is not a static site (only a few static pages) with html page for typesense to query with the agolia gatsby-plugin and adapter.

Any insight is much appreciated.

Mainly we want to be able to search for custom post types based on the title, meta fields and taxonomies if applicable.
And also we want to index some information from Gravity Forms entries which are currently almost impossible to search in a performant way.
Kishore Nallan
Photo of md5-4e872368b2b2668460205b409e95c2ea
Kishore Nallan
03:32 PM
Digamber can help -- they are the creators of the plugin.


Photo of md5-a0246423746b3b51425d05cfd9c494ae
03:38 PM
Hey Sean, glad to help,
While custom post types aren't supported out of the box you can extend the plugin to add custom post types

You can also index gravity form entries but that would depend on your use case.

You can see a basic tutorial in our docs here