SearchWP Fuzzy Matches
The goal of fuzzy matching is to make SearchWP a little less stringent with its requirements for search queries. Utilize this extension to add search phrases within your index that have a similar sounding but slightly different spelling than existing terms. This Extension provides you with access to a number of filters that help you fine-tune the degree to which the fuzziness is loose.
It is only recommended to use Fuzzy Matches in situations where doing so is deemed to be absolutely necessary. This warning is displayed due to the fact that Fuzzy Matches fundamentally diminishes the effectiveness of SearchWP’s algorithm. The search terms are expanded when using Fuzzy Matches, which may result in the appearance of results that are not desired.
It is strongly suggested that you initially make use of the built-in statistics provided by SearchWP to keep an eye on your actual search queries. You will be able to determine which search phrases are producing no results by analysing this data. If these failed searches are the result of typical spelling mistakes, the first thing that should be done here is to install Term Synonyms.
If there are too many common misspellings to make it possible to manage Term Synonyms, then (and only then) would Fuzzy Matches be advised as a solution. Fuzzy Matches are not recommended until there are too many common misspellings.
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