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  1. Bryan Eggers

    I’m tempted to try this but first, has anyone installed this on a big site? I have 15,000 articles and 50,000 images, so changing search and re-indexing wouldn’t be trivial. Looking forward to any feedback. Thanks!

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  2. Bryan Eggers

    Just tried to leave a reply and got this:

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  3. Mark Gavalda (@MarkGavalda)

    I’d be interested in a benchmark against ElasticSearch which seems to be the default search technology for WordPress these days. And I love it too :)

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  4. Phil v. Sassen

    Does this work with a WordPress multisites?

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  5. Steve Barker

    Nice article :)

    Bryan: Gigaom seems to be a pretty big site. They have ~6.5 million unique views per month, but I’m not sure how many documents they have indexed– I bet there are a lot.

    And, I wrote about installing these plugins and about how to build Sphinx indexes using the sample configuration file here: http://sphinxsearch.com/blog/2014/11/12/gigaom-wordpress-plugins-and-sphinx-search/

    It might be helpful.

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  6. micklevin

    Bryan, you do not need to “change search” in production and risk your site’s availability while it’s indexing.

    This has to be tested in the non-prod environment first. Make a copy of your site with all files (can skip copying the thumbnail images – just regenerate them after), and test how it goes with indexing. Only after ironing out the details you might plan to do a roll-over of the new search into the production server. May be do a staged approach, like import the already generated index from the test into prod, to avoid long time to reindex again…

    Anyhow this sounds like a big fun project!

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  7. eliteweblabs

    efficient use of tabs in the first screenshot!!

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