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Customize search results order


Plugin which customizes order of search results by additional priority value. It supports plain WordPress search functionality as well as plugin Relevanssi.

The main part of the plugin is new administration page (Admin -> Tools -> Search priorities) where you can set priority to single pages or posts. Items with higher priority will be shown on top of search results listing.

Screencast with usage of the plugin can be found in this post on my blog.


  • Plugin’s admin screen
  • Another screen of plugin’s admin screen


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Unpack ZIP archive (so new odwp-add_search_priorities directory is created)
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


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Contributors & Developers

“Customize search results order” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Some code fixes because of publishing on WordPress Plugins Directory


  • Added readme.txt
  • Some code fixes (_e replaced by esc_html_e etc.)


  • Ajax added to plugin’s admin page.
  • Source codes translated to English.
  • Added cs_CZ localization.


  • The very first functional version.
  • Added odwp-priority meta value to posts/pages.
  • Added admin page for test searchs and updating priorities.