Better WP Search improves the default WordPress search functionality currently in two ways:

  • If there is only one search result, redirect to that post; and
  • Replaces search URL from /?s=query to /search/query.


To manually install the Better WP Search plugin:

  • Upload better-wp-search directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  • Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.

If you are installing the plugin through the admin panel:

  • Go to add new plugin page and search for Better WP Search.
  • Install the plugin and then activate the plugin.