Wordpress integration: in favour of our API and sunsetting our plugin

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#1

After discussing with a lot of you, we’ve realized that our Wordpress plugin, while being easy to implement and use, did not provide the room for customization necessary to build satisfying, advanced search and discovery experiences on Wordpress websites.

That’s why we have decided to double down on our new PHP API client instead. We created a comprehensive documentation to guide you to index your Wordpress content, optimize your relevance, and build state-of-the art front end experiences relying on the API client.

We believe this approach is the most robust, satisfying and future-proof way to build great experiences for Wordpress websites. We will therefore stop supporting our Wordpress plugin following this timeline:

  • From 05/02/19: we won’t add any new feature or fix any new functional bug in our Wordpress plugin. The plugin will no longer be available on the official Wordpress marketplace.

  • From 12/31/19: we won’t provide any security fix to our Wordpress plugin

Please note that if you already have the plugin set up and are satisfied with your current integration, you can keep using the plugin forever, knowing that it won’t be supported according to the timeline above. It will still work as is, in its current state, on your website.

Happy coding,

The Algolia Team


#2

Wow, terrible news for those of us who don’t have the time or tech skills to implement on our own. Your comprehensive documentation is way beyond my skills.