Whether you’re interested in experimenting with Elasticsearch and WordPress, or you need to develop and test a site that will use ElasticPress in production, this guide will walk you through setting up 10up’s WP Local Docker with ElasticPress for your development environment.
ElasticPress version 2.3 has been released, bringing with it a new Documents feature.
This feature indexes text within popular file types (e.g. pdf, doc, ppt) and adds those files to search results, rectifying a gap in standard WordPress search. The Documents feature requires the Elasticsearch Ingest Attachment plugin be installed on the cluster. ElasticPress.io hosting comes with support out-of-the-box, making it easy to get started searching documents.
ElasticPress is a sophisticated plugin that tightly integrates with WordPress core, themes, and plugins. As a result, debugging ElasticPress can be tricky business for even experienced developers. Having been exposed to many debugging questions in our GitHub repository, we thought we’d take a deeper dive into a couple of the most common issues.