WordPress Sphinx Search Plugin allows to use Sphinx Search Server power to enable ultra-fast and feature-rich search on WordPress-based websites. It is especially useful if your WordPress site becomes very large.
Search results are more relevant and you can search in posts, pages and comments using flexible search syntax, quickly sort the results by freshness or relevance. This plugin comes with sidebar widgets to display the most recent searches and top and related search terms.
Search by Freshness & Relevance is the best for searching through blogs, news headlines, etc. When using this mode, recent records are ranked higher, but within records with the same freshness, more relevant records are ranked higher.
Search by Relevance is the best for searching through articles in which relevance does not depend on freshness, like for Wikipedia articles.
Search by Freshness it the best for searching through the most recent content. Using this mode will help to find latest posts, comments and pages of entire blog.
Sphinx Search plugin supports searching in posts, comments and pages which is helpful to limit search results only by selected areas.
Search Management Tools is a set of tools for managing search terms.
Using Search Management Tools your can:
Search Statistics Tool is an analytic tool which can help your to find:
Sidebar Search Widget: easy to use widget which extends standard search form with Advanced search functionality.
Custom Search Terms for Top searches widget: allows your to add your own terms and display them always in the Top searches list.
New! Friendly URLs support: 1) Short and easy to remember search URLs. 2) Good for SEO - they better describe pages for Search Engines.
"Search in" settings: allows you to limit search to posts, pages or comments.
Flexible search syntax: enables using special operators to tune your search query. Read more about this syntax on the documentation page.
Multilingual Search: do you want to search in other language than English? No problem!
Sphinx Configuration Wizard: easy to use wizard to setup Sphinx Search Server at your WordPress blog.
Keyword highlighting: use Admin Settings page to style the keyword highlighting and search results.
Use only approved search terms: use this option to show only approved search terms in the widgets.
Have a technical question? See tutorial page and leave your comments there.