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Developer: WordPress Search Imp­rovements and the Wonders of Elasticsearch

For the next developer meetup, Flynn O'Connor will be leading a two part presentation on WordPress and search. The first part will cover search analytics, search patterns, anti-patterns, and strategies for tailoring search functionality for a site or app to work better with its content. We will explore some of the potential pitfalls when a WordPress sites' content grows. Also covered will be some of the plugins and tools available for improving search on WordPress sites. In the second part, information about theoretical search patterns and anti-patterns will inform an exploration of Elasticsearch and how it can be used as a powerful tool for WordPress sites to handle search at scale. We will explore the basics of Elasticsearch and some of the ways you can customize your search engine with Elasticsearch's many tools and apis. Flynn O'Connor works for the custom theme agency Forge & Smith based in Vancouver, BC. He is eager to share ways to make it easier for site users to find what they are looking for. He's also a big fan of Elasticsearch, Swiftype, and Fire on the Mountain.

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  • John M.

    very detailed presentation!

    March 11, 2014

  • Robert

    Excellent meetup! Flynn O'Connor gave a well-prepared presentation on Elastic search.

    March 11, 2014

  • John M.

    Event sounds good! Search analytics, search patterns, anti-patterns, and strategies is what I'd like to learn more about for my business. McClure's Social Media tailors searches for sites and apps of online content. I'll be there or be square!

    March 10, 2014

  • Than

    Unforutnately I can't make it either. Its an interesting topic and I can't wait to see slides or a blog post about it later...

    March 10, 2014

  • Charlie P.

    I can't make it tonight. I am looking for a UI design/ web developer with HTML, CSS, javascript, and WordPress exp. thanks,
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    March 10, 2014

  • Faddah Steve Yuetsu W.

    sorry to miss this one, but other stuff has come up.

    March 10, 2014

  • Stephanie L.

    How long is this presentation?

    March 9, 2014

    • Zack T.

      I talked to Flynn last night and he said it's 47 mins. I would expect this to go for at least an hour as the topic will inspire a lot of questions.

      March 10, 2014

    • Zack T.

      6:30 is when things get started. Presentation will start between 6:30-7:00. The room will be packed if everyone shows, so I do recommend being on time.

      March 10, 2014

  • Jamie S.

    I can't make this but it's EXACTLY what I need to learn for my current project! Do you videotape these meetups by chance?

    March 7, 2014

    • Zack T.

      Unfortunately, we are not set up for videoing these talks yet. If someone wants to volunteer to tape it, it may be possible.

      March 10, 2014

  • Charles A.

    Not that far yet

    March 9, 2014

  • Charles A.

    Looking to learn as much as I can with WordPress

    March 7, 2014

  • Karen L. A.

    This sounds exciting!

    March 6, 2014

  • Grant L.

    Can't wait... Seattle represent!

    March 4, 2014

  • Matthew E.

    So stoked for this one!

    February 20, 2014

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