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YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search

4.51 out of 5 based on 107 customer ratings
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What the plugin does Add an intelligent search engine to your store so that your customers can quickly find the products they are looking for.
How you can benefit from it:
  • ensure a positive shopping experience: 80% of online shoppers use search forms to filter products. If you don't have one, most of your e-commerce store visitors will abandon the site within seconds, and that means you're losing sales and customers;
  • increase conversions: sales of products found through a search form account for 30-60% of all e-commerce orders. With an advanced search form, you can promote your products and increase sales;
  • maximum versatility: use a block and/or a shortcode to insert the search form anywhere in your shop and customize every detail of it: elements to display, colors, global style, etc.;
  • configure search synonyms to let users find the products they are looking for regardless of the keywords they use;
  • configure preset keywords to promote your popular products and let users quickly access them.
1 year of updates and support
30-day money back guarantee
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This plugin is used by 30,214 customers, with a rating of 4.5/5 and a 98% customer satisfaction in support!
YITH Ajax Search

The ultimate search plugin for WooCommerce: help your customers quickly search, find, and buy products from your shop

Usability research has proven this for years: 85% of users who access an e-commerce store use the search form first thing. Everyone’s personal experience certainly confirms this: how many times have you visited Amazon or AliExpress and checked products randomly? And how many times, on the other hand, have you directly used the search bar to filter products and quickly find what you’re really interested in?

If you sell online, offering your customers an easy-to-use search tool is essential. With YITH WooCommerce AJAX Search you can set up a modern and usable WooCommerce search form in minutes, that is designed to deliver effective results consistently, search after search.

The 2.0 version is powerful, versatile, and equipped with all the advanced features necessary to offer you a true marketing tool for your e-commerce, capable of converting users into customers and searches into actual sales.  

In fact, you’ll be able to customize the style of the form and search results, set a priority value for each of the search parameters for more targeted results, set synonyms, set a tolerance threshold to cover misspellings, and much more.

Want the ultimate search form for your WooCommerce-based shop? Your search is finally over – pun intended – this plugin has exactly what you need.


Insert the search form anywhere in your shop using the built-in block

From version 2.0, you will be able to insert and configure the search form in your shop using the advanced built-in Gutenberg block. The block offers you more flexibility and advanced customization features for each element, as well as full compatibility with new versions of WordPress and WooCommerce.

Search block
Search shortcodes

Insert one or more search forms using the shortcode 

Still unfamiliar with the blocks feature on WooCommerce? No problem. You’ll find a shortcode already configured in the plugin — you’ll just have to copy and paste it wherever you want to display the search form — but you can also create more versions of it yourself, without a limit. The customization options are the same as in the block, you can control every element and detail of the form. 

Choose which search parameters to enable and define their priority value 

Define which parameters of your products to use to perform the search: name, description, SKU, attributes, categories, etc. Also, configure the priority value for each parameter so that the most relevant results are always shown first.

Here’s an example: if the user searches for “black backpack,” you can make sure that all products that contain both words “black + backpack” in the name are shown first, then products that contain these words in the description, then backpacks with “black” color attribute, and only then products from the “backpack” categories. 

Search fields priority
Search synonyms

Configure synonym sets to facilitate search, regardless of the keywords users enter

Synonyms can be a real challenge for search engines. According to a usability study conducted by the Baymard Institute, 70% of online stores do not handle synonyms in their search forms, and this jeopardizes the user’s shopping experience

In one of the tests, a user was faced with a “no results” screen after searching for “red pullover” instead of “red sweater”. “Pullover” and “sweater” are synonyms, and an effective search engine would have allowed the user to find all red sweaters, regardless of the keyword used.  

With this plugin, you can set unlimited synonym sets and prevent language barriers from becoming actual barriers between your customers and the products you sell. 

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Define a matching threshold to prevent typing errors in the search input 

The first guideline for an effective search form is undoubtedly proper handling of the many inevitable misspellings or typos in the search input text. A missing letter or two extra letters cannot and should not jeopardize the result of a user’s search. Thanks to the dedicated option, you can define a matching threshold, so the system can automatically detect and ignore minor errors made by the user and show the correct search results anyway.

Fuzzy strings matching
Boost results

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Use advanced options to boost the visibility of specific products in search results

Want to increase the visibility of some products or categories in search results? Use boost rules to prioritize certain products based on specific search criteria. For instance, you can show the newest iPhone and Huawei models among the first results when a user searches for the “smartphones” category. Additionally, in the dedicated boost products section, you can target specific products and ensure they are always shown at the top of the search results.

Customize the design and style of the search form

From border radius and size to colors, from button style to text displayed in the search form: the plugin includes dozens of options to customize the search field and make it fit your brand and the design of your e-commerce.

Overlay fullscreen

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Enable the new full-screen layout: a modern design for an improved user experience

Are you looking for an eye-catching solution inspired by the biggest e-commerce stores? Here it is: the plugin includes an option to interact with the search form in full-screen mode. This design is meant to focus the user’s attention on the search, reduce distractions, and visually enhance the results.

Customize and configure search results

Choose how many results to show and whether to show them in a “list” layout (one below the other) or in a “grid” layout (arranged next to each other). Set which product information to show (image, price, stock, SKU, short description, “Add to cart” button, etc.) and use special badges for featured or discounted products. You can also hide out-of-stock products from search results or suggest search categories based on the keywords that the users enter… there are so many options, and all of them are designed to make your shop search feature even more powerful.

Search results
Trending searches

Suggest search keywords so users can easily find what’s new in your shop, even best-selling or on-sale products 

Do you have a best-selling product and want to promote it to your customers without too much marketing or intrusive banners? Thanks to the dedicated option added to version 2.0, you will be able to configure targeted keywords that will be shown to users automatically when they click on the search form. You can, for example, set “Christmas sweater,” “Armani leather shoes,” or “iPhone 15,” so as to enhance and give quick and immediate access to products that match those search keywords.

Show a history with the user’s latest searches

A usability twist that your customers will love: if you enable the dedicated option, your users will be able to see their search history. They won’t have to struggle to remember what keyword got them to the product they liked so much, or manually enter the text again: just one click and they will access the same search results as in their previous search.

Search history
Posts and pages related content

Extend the search to pages and posts, and show related content in search results

It’s not just about the products: do you have interesting content on your shop (posts, guides, refund policy, size charts, etc.) that you want to show to your customers? With just one click you can extend the search to posts and pages as well.

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100% mobile-friendly: the perfect search even for people buying from smartphones and tablets

Version 2.0 is designed especially for those buying from a mobile device. We tested it from smartphones and tablets and developed a dedicated layout to make our AJAX Search plugin 100% mobile-friendly. At the moment, our plugin is the only one available online with a layout designed and optimized for mobile devices and inspired by large e-commerce stores such as Zalando and Shein.

Mobile-friendly search
Search stats


Analyze the searches performed on your store using the new stats panel

Thanks to the plugin’s built-in dashboard, you can get a general overview of the searches performed in your store and analyze the most popular search keywords, the most clicked-on products, and the searches that returned no results. This data can help you determine which products to promote in the results and which errors to fix to enhance your customer’s experience.

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Search form configuration
Free Premium
Insert the search form using the Gutenberg block new
Insert the search form using the shortcode
Create unlimited shortcodes to have different search forms in your shop
Choose the size of the search form
Set the border radius and size
Set the placeholder text to show in the form search input
Set the colors of the form and "Submit" button
Search options and parameters
Free Premium
Enable instant search (autocomplete feature)
Set the number of characters after which the instant search is triggered
Search for keywords in product names
Search for keywords in product (main and short) description
Enable the search on product SKUs
Extend the search to categories and tags
Extend the search to attributes and custom fields
Extend the search to posts and/or pages to suggest related content to users
Show suggested searches and choose whether to show popular searches or specific keywords hot
Configure synonym sets to show relevant results regardless of the keywords typed by the user hot
Set a tolerance threshold to cover any typing errors made by users hot
Search results
Free Premium
Advanced boost options to determine which products, categories, or tags to promote in search results new hot
Show search results in a list layout, one below the other
Show search results in a grid layout
Choose whether to show product variations as separate products in search results
Hide out-of-stock products from search results
Configure the number of maximum results to show
Choose whether to show a "View all results" link
Show product names and images
Set the size of the product images
Set the image alignment (left or right)
Optional: show product price, SKU, and stock
Optional: show categories, “Add to cart” button, and short description
Set a maximum length for product descriptions
Choose whether to show badges on discounted, featured, or out-of-stock products
Customize the colors of the badges
Extra options
Free Premium
100% mobile-friendly layout new hot
Option to show the search in a full-screen overlay new hot
Add links to view the categories related to search keys
Show the user’s history with the latest searches new
Stats panel to monitor the most popular searches, most clicked products, and searches with no results

Plugin integrations

All the products in our YITH catalog are developed on the same shared framework. This grants full compatibility among all our plugins and allows combining them together to get even more powerful results and more complete solutions.

We do our best to also include compatibility with the most popular WordPress and WooCommerce plugins available on the market.

You can use this plugin with*:

YITH WooCommerce Brands Add-On

Thanks to YITH WooCommerce Brands Add-on, you can create brands you can link to the products in your shop. Products can be filtered based on the selected brand and this will make it easier for users to find products they might be interested in.
Using this plugin in combination with YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, you can boost the visibility of products of specific brands in search results and allow your users to search by brand.

YITH WooCommerce Membership

YITH WooCommerce Membership is a plugin that allows you to organise the content of your site into plans and make it accessible only to users who have paid for it. With this plugin, you can offer your users a wide selection of products in exchange for a cost.

Thanks to the integration with YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, search results will automatically show only products that the user has access to based on their membership plan.

YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor

YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor allows you to turn your store into a multistore where vendors manage their own product and earn a commission on every sale.
If this plugin is combined with YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, users will have the opportunity to enter the name of the vendor they are after in the search bar and instantly obtain a list of their available products.

Moreover, you will be able to boost the visibility of products of specific vendors in search results.

* All the plugins listed in this section are not included in YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search. In order to take advantage of a specific integration, you need to purchase and activate the premium version of the related plugin.


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  1. 5 out of 5

    lucatrentini - verified customer

    Ne è valsa sicuramente la penaHo deciso di acquistare questo plugin dopo aver visto molti feedback positivi riguardo l'ultimo aggiornamento e sono molto contento di averlo fatto! Questo plugin ha fatto un'enorme differenza per la navigazione sul mio sito, inoltre posso spingere alcuni prodotti con nuove strategie usando le regole di boost.

  2. 5 out of 5

    benoit3 - verified customer

    Awesomei'm using this plugin since many years, and the last big update (2.0) is very awesome. A lot of new features, more fast, more beautifull.
    And always with the so good Yith team's technical support (Salvatore <3)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Amelia F. - verified customer

    Loving the new update...Amazing plugin, I have to say, I am honestly impressed with all the new features added with the new update, seems like a brand new plugin. Great work.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Maca Delgado Barr. - verified customer

    Genial la nueva actualización, una maravilla!Estoy encantadísima con la nueva actualización, han añadido un montón de funciones nuevas!! La que más útil me parece sin duda es la de poder añadir sinónimos a los términos de busca, está súper completo ahora el plugin, la verdad que ahora si que lo recomiendo!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sven Kappel - verified customer

    Best plugins!I first had this plugin only but then, your customer service suggested Brands Add-On as well for improving and I couldn't be happier with my purchases!


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Can specific products be prioritized in search results?

Product visibility can be enhanced by setting specific boost rules for categories, tags, stock, price, or individual products as described here.

Is it possible to search by product attributes?

Yes, from version 2.0, you can extend the search to product attributes too by enabling the specific field in the plugin settings.

Does the SKU search extend to the SKU of variations or just the simple product?

The plugin allows you to extend the search also to the variations’ SKUs.

Does the premium version have an adaptive search function for SKUs?

The premium version of the plugin allows extending the search to the SKU as well as all site contents or only products, article excerpts, posts’ and pages’ content, product categories, product tags, and custom fields.

Can specific products be hidden from search results?

Yes, you can hide them by editing the product visibility option of WooCommerce that can be set inside the product editor page.

Is there a way to search by title only?

Yes, you can search by title by disabling search for the other fields in the plugin settings.

Can this plugin work in a multi-vendor environment? Can I search for a vendor or particular vendor product?

The plugin offers the possibility to search products by vendor when used in combination with YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor.

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Technical Info

  • Version: 2.5.0
  • Released: 2024-06-06
  • Minimum PHP version: 7.0
  • Requires: WordPress 6.3 and WooCommerce 8.8
  • Compatible up to: WordPress 6.5.x and WooCommerce 9.0.x
  • Supported multilanguage plugins: WPML, Loco Translate
  • Translation ready: YES
  • Languages 100% guaranteed by YITH: English, Italian, Spanish
  • Support for: YITH Proteo theme. All YITH plugins.
  • Supported third party themes: Storefront
  • Supported page builders: Elementor, Gutenberg
  • GDPR Compliant: Yes
1 year of updates and support
30-day money back guarantee
30 days money back guarantee Buy confidently with our buyer protection and get a full refund for any reason. Read our refund policy >

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