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MySQL Performance Blog now uses Sphinx for Site Search


Peter Zaitsev


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I never liked how build in WordPress search works. it shows full documents rather than snippets it does not search comments and it does not have any query language so I always used Google search if I wanted to find something on MySQL Performance Blog.

Today we have published new search functionality for our site which is based on Sphinx. We have developed it as WordPress plugin which will be available as open source software in a few weeks – just want to test it a bit more and write proper documentation before announcing. If you would like to test it however let us know.

As you can see search functionality allows you to specify what would you like to search (Posts, Pages or Comments) as well as if you would like to sort results be relevance of freshness. You can also use query standard Sphinx query language to search phrases or Search MyISAM in post title.

Besides basic search functionality we’ve implemented list of last searches and Top searches which if both nice for fun and for SEO.

Hope this addition will make MySQL Performance Blog more useful for you.

UPDATE: For those looking to download plugin code it is here:
https://launchpad.net/wp-sphinx-plugin/+download

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Peter Zaitsev

Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.
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