Love databases, indexing, and Elasticsearch gymnastics? Greg Brown walks us through the indexing sausage factory on WordPress.com.
The WordPress.org plugin directory has been significantly rebuilt over the past year and should go live soon (test site). Many from across the WordPress community helped with this effort. I focused on improving plugin search relevancy. This was a great learning experience on how to build more relevant searches for a couple of reasons: There … Continue reading Improving Relevance and Elasticsearch Query Patterns
Talking with friends last week, many of us sheepishly admitted that we have already "broken" our 2017 resolutions. According to a popularly cited study by Norcross in 2002, only 64% of 150 participants who had made resolutions were able to stick with them beyond a month. A recent Marist poll lists some popular choices for … Continue reading How’s Your New Year’s Resolution Going?
We get asked periodically about how extensively we are using Elasticsearch. And it has come up twice in the past week, so time to write a blog post. We are constantly expanding what we are using Elasticsearch for and so although some previous posts have broadly define what we are doing, they don't really capture … Continue reading State of WordPress.com Elasticsearch Systems 2016