Introducing Full-Text Search on Wisp CMS

24 June 2024

I'm thrilled to announce a game-changing feature that many of you have been asking for – Full-Text Search is now live on wisp!

Why am I so excited about this?

Well, let me take you on a quick journey...

The Birth of Full-Text Search

As we've been dogfooding wisp and talking to our amazing community (that's you!), one request kept popping up:

How can we implement a basic search for our blog posts?

I get it. You want your readers to find the content they're looking for easily. And let's be honest, building a robust search feature from scratch? That's a time-sink none of us can afford when we're trying to grow our startups.

So, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work.

What Full-Text Search Brings to Your Blog

With this new API, you can now:

  1. Easily build a search bar on your website

  2. Allow users to find relevant blog posts quickly

  3. Improve user engagement and content discoverability

The best part? We've done the heavy lifting for you.

How It Works

We're leveraging the power of Postgres full-text search capabilities to:

  • Search for keywords in the text

  • Scan through short descriptions

  • Dive into the entire content of your blog posts

But we didn't stop there. We've also implemented a ranking system, ensuring that the most relevant blog posts appear at the top of the search results.

Implementing Full-Text Search

Now, I know what you're thinking. "Sounds great, but how hard is it to implement?"

Here's the best part – it's surprisingly simple.

We've created detailed guide on Full-Text Search in the Content API documentation with examples to guide you through the process. You'll be able to add this powerful feature to your blog without building any of the complex logic yourself.

What This Means for You

  1. Save Time: No need to build a search feature from scratch.

  2. Improve User Experience: Help your readers find what they're looking for quickly.

  3. Boost Engagement: Increase the time users spend on your site by making content more accessible.

Looking Ahead

This is just the beginning. We're committed to making wisp the go-to solution for startups and indie hackers looking to power up their content strategy. Full-text search is a big step in that direction, but we're not stopping here.

Here's to making content creation and discovery easier for all of us in the startup world!

Happy searching!

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