[Support request] Search box: results aren´t displayed in a way that makes sense

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  • #899706
    anabella

    Hi,
    I have added a Search Box to the main navigation.
    But now that I am testing it, I see that the search results aren´t displayed in a way that would help any visitor: basically I searched for “Via Ferratas” and I got a block of text (without any format) and when I click on “Read more” it takes me to the entire page (home page in this case) which isn´t any help, because the visitor would need to scan the entire page in order to find “Via Ferratas” anyway.
    I am looking for a way of improving the search (maybe highlighting the keyword within the page, or getting a list of the paragraphs where the keyword has been found…)

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance

    #899940
    David
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    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    the basic WP Search is pretty terrible. In page searching / highlighting isn’t something i am aware of in a plugin, can be done within the browser though.

    This article covers some of the functions available – SearchWP is probably the best but is a premium plugin:

    https://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/12-wordpress-search-plugins-to-improve-your-site-search/

    Also found this which may be of interest:

    https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/search-in-place/

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