YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search


Improve user experience, improve your sales

YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search is a very easy-to-use plugin for WooCommerce. You just need to install it and it’s ready to work.

It creates a simple search box that shows you instant search results, by suggesting you products from your WooCommerce store that match your searching criteria.

It is very useful to assist your users while they are trying to search any product in your website. They can just enter a keyword for the WooCommerce product they are looking for and YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search will spare them the nuisance to browse all WooCommerce categories one at a time.

Did you ever forget the name of a WooCommerce product? Just start to write your keyphrase. A list of useful suggestion will be shown to you and the more you write, the more accurate search results will be. At that point, you’ll only need to choose what you need.

It works just like Google Suggest, but this tool will be available on your WooCommerce site and will be using your database.

Features of YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search:

  • Widget and shortcodes to show your WooCommerce searchform in anywhere you want in your WooCommerce site.
  • Options for customization of your WooCommerce searchform:
    • Customize WooCommerce input label
    • Customise WooCommerce search submit
  • Options for displaying of WooCommerce search results.
    • Set minimum number of characters for WooCommerce search
    • Set maximum number of WooCommerce results

If you want to boost your YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, you can also visit YITH page and explore the live demo of the premium version, which includes all the following features to improve at the best your WooCommerce site search.

Premium features of YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search:

  • All features of the free version of YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search
  • Show filter for WooCommerce search fields
  • Show list of WooCommerce categories (main categories/all categories)
  • Extend search in WooCommerce product excerpt
  • Extend search in WooCommerce product content
  • Extend search in WooCommerce product categories
  • Extend search in WooCommerce product tags
  • Extend search also to WooCommerce product SKU
  • Extend SKU search including WooCommerce variable products
  • Show WooCommerce thumbnails in the list of search suggestions
  • Show WooCommerce product price in the list of search suggestions
  • Show WooCommerce sale badge (customization options available too)
  • Show WooCommerce featured badge (customization options available too)
  • Show excerpt of WooCommerce product (set the text to show as WooCommerce product excerpt)
  • Customize WooCommerce search loader .gif image

For a more detailed list of options and features of YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, please read the official documentation.

YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search is available in combination with many other plugins in YITH Essential Kit for WooCommerce #1, a bundle of indispensable tools to make your WooCommerce site look more professional and be more user-friendly. Learn more about all of WooCommerce plugins included and boost your WooCommerce site with a simple click!

Compatibility with WooCommerce plugins

YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search has been tested and compatibility is certain with the following WooCommerce plugins that you can add to your site:

Nevertheless, it could be compatible with many other WooCommerce plugins that have not been tested yet. If you want to inform us about compatibility with other plugins, please, email to us.


If you have any suggestions for improving YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, you can write to us, and contribute in making your YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search more and more performing.


Idiomas disponibles

  • Inglés (Predeterminado)
  • Italiano

If you have created your own language pack for YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, or have an update for an existing one, you can send gettext PO and MO file
to us so we can bundle it into YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search.


  • YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search settings page
  • YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search in operation displaying WooCommerce search results


Important: First of all, you have to download and activate WooCommerce plugin, because without it YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search cannot work.

  1. Unzip the downloaded .zip file.
  2. Upload the YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search folder into the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress site.
  3. Activate YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search from Plugins page


YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search will add a new tab called “Ajax Search” in “YITH” menu. There, you will find all YITH plugins and you will be able to access quickly plugin settings page.

Preguntas frecuentes

Is it compatible with all WordPress themes?

Compatibility with all themes is impossible, because they are too many, but generally if themes are developed according to WordPress and WooCommerce guidelines, YITH plugins are compatible with them.
Yet, we can grant compatibility with themes developed by YITH, because they are constantly updated and tested with our plugins. Sometimes, especially when new versions are released, it might only require some time for them to be all updated, but you can be sure that they will be tested and will be working in a few days.

How can I get support if my WooCommerce plugin is not working?

If you have problems with our plugins or something is not working as it should, first follow this preliminary steps:

  • Test the plugin with a WordPress default theme, to be sure that the error is not caused by the theme you are currently using.
  • Deactivate all plugins you are using and check if the problem is still occurring.
  • Ensure that you plugin version, your theme version and your WordPress and WooCommerce version (if required) are updated and that the problem you are experiencing has not already been solved in a later plugin update.

If none of the previous listed actions helps you solve the problem, then, submit a ticket in the forum and describe your problem accurately, specify WordPress and WooCommerce versions you are using and any other information that might help us solve your problem as quickly as possible. Thanks!

How can I get more features for my WooCommerce plugin?

You can get more features with the premium version of YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, available on YITH page. Here you can read more about the premium features of the plugin and make it give it its best shot!

How can I try the full-featured plugin?

If you want to see a demonstration version of the premium plugin, you can see that in this page. Browse it and try all options available so that you can see how your plugin looks like.

What are the main changes in plugin translation?

Recently YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search has been selected to be included in the “translate.wordpress.org” translate programme.
In order to import correctly the plugin strings in the new system, we had to change the text domain form ‘yit’ to ‘yith-woocommerce-ajax-search’.
Once the plugin will be imported in the translate.wordpress.org system, the translations of other languages will be downloaded directly from WordPress, without using any .po and .mo files. Moreover, users will be able to participate in a more direct way to plugin translations, suggesting texts in their languages in the dedicated tab on translate.wordpress.org.
During this transition step, .po and .mo files will be used as always, but in order to be recognized by WordPress, they will need to have a new nomenclature, renaming them in:

  • yith-woocommerce-ajax-search-[WORDPRESS LOCALE].po
  • yith-woocommerce-ajax-search-[WORDPRESS LOCALE].mo


16 de julio de 2021
useful options and tools. but here is the issue : 1.you cant design the search box like remove button , put a magnifier or any icon you want. 2.you cant design the search box background color.even with css code. Because the plugin WONT Listen to you AT ALL. 3.you cant design borders. 4.you cant make an automatic search.
8 de mayo de 2020
The plugin is deliberately undercooked to get you to pay extortionate prices for their Pro versions which are ludicrously priced - $1000 a year lol You look back through the reviews here and most of the 5* reviews are from a few years ago and were made by YITH staff members. How is this even allowed to manipulate the ratings like this? A look through the other reviews of their plugins on wordpress.org shows a similar story. 5* reviews by YITH's own team. Stay clear. Any company manipulating their own reviews like that are not to be trusted. And shame on WordPress own team for turning a blind eye to this company.
16 de julio de 2019
i use this plugin since one year and it's really work. we can customize and manage option of the plugin to do what we want i use the premium version
2 de julio de 2019
Unfortunately the search bar cannot search through custom fields like the ACF fields. Even the pro version can't. Dissapointing because there are free plugins that can.
4 de junio de 2019
Fatal Error to website. This plugin update disabled my Wordpress Dashboard. Fatal Error Logs were recorded in WooCommerce and sent to Yith, but they will not support the free version of this plugin that is bundled with Yith Essential Kit for WooCommerce.
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Registro de cambios

1.14.0 – Released on 27 December 2021

  • New: support for WooCommerce 6.1
  • Update: YITH plugin framework

1.13.0 – Released on 16 December 2021

  • New: support for WooCommerce 6.0
  • Update: YITH plugin framework

1.12.0 – Released on 4 November 2021

  • New: support for WooCommerce 5.9
  • Update: YITH plugin framework

1.11.0 – Released on 14 October 2021

  • New: support for WooCommerce 5.8
  • Update: YITH plugin framework

1.10.1 – Released on 27 September 2021

  • Update: YITH plugin framework
  • Fix: debug info feature removed for all logged in users

1.10.0 – Released on 7 September 2021

  • New: support for WooCommerce 5.7
  • Update: YITH plugin framework

1.9.3 – Released on 9 August 2021

  • New: support for WooCommerce 5.6
  • Update: YITH plugin framework

1.9.2 – Released on 24 June 2021

  • New: support for WordPress 5.8
  • New: support for WooCommerce 5.5
  • Update: YITH plugin framework

1.9.1 – Released on 27 May 2021

  • New: support for WooCommerce 5.4
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1.9.0 – Released on 05 May 2021

  • New: support for WooCommerce 5.3
  • Update: YITH plugin framework

1.8.9 – Released on 02 April 2021

  • New: support for WooCommerce 5.2
  • Update: YITH plugin framework

1.8.8 – Released on 24 Feb 2021

  • New: support for WordPress 5.7
  • New: support for WooCommerce 5.1
  • Update: YITH plugin framework

1.8.7 – Released on 3 Feb 2021

  • New: support for WooCommerce 5.0
  • Update: YITH plugin framework

1.8.6 – Released on 7 Gen 2021

  • Update: Plugin framework
  • Fix: Issue with Plugin framework

1.8.5 – Released on 31 Dec 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.9
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.8.4 – Released on 2 Dec 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.8
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.8.3 – Released on 3 Nov 2020

  • New: Support for WordPress 5.6
  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.7
  • Update: Plugin framework
  • Dev: Removed deprecated jQuery functions

1.8.2 – Released on 6 Oct 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.6
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1.8.1 – Released on 18 Sep 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.5
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1.8.0 – Released on 8 Aug 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.4
  • New: Support for WordPress 5.5
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1.7.9 – Released on 20 May 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.2
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1.7.8 – Released on 23 April 2020

  • Fix: Fixed issue with Elementor plugin

1.7.7 – Released on 23 April 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.1
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1.7.6 – Released on 20 March 2020

  • New: Support for Elementor
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.7.5 – Released on 5 March 2020

  • New: Support for WordPress 5.4
  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.0
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.7.4 – Released on 23 December 2019

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 3.9
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1.7.3 – Released on 29 November 2019

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1.7.2 – Released on 7 November 2019

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1.7.1 – Released on 30 October 2019

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1.7.0 – Released on 28 October 2019

  • New: Support for WordPress 5.3
  • New: Support for WooCommerce 3.8
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.6.9 – Released on 25 July 2019

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 3.7.0
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1.6.8 – Released on 12 June 2019

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1.6.7 – Released on 29 May 2019

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1.6.6 – Released on 29 May 2019

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1.6.5 – Released on 23 April 2019

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1.6.4 – Released on 09 April 2019

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 3.6.0 RC1
  • Update: Plugin framework
  • Fix: Localization strings

1.6.3 – Released on 28 January 2019

  • Update: Plugin framework

1.6.2 – Released on 05 December 2018

  • New: Support for WordPress 5.0
  • Update: Language files
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.6.1 – Released on 23 Oct 2018

  • Update: Plugin framework

1.6.0 – Released on 18 Oct 2018

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 3.5.0
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1.5.9 – Released on 26 September 2018

  • Update: Plugin framework

1.5.8 – Released on 28 June 2018

  • Update: Plugin framework
  • Fix: Fixed compatibility class loading

1.5.7 – Released on 28 June 2018

  • Fix: Fixed compatibility class loading
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.5.6 – Released on 17 May 2018

  • New: Support for WordPress 4.9.6
  • New: Support for WooCommerce 3.4.0
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.5.5 – Released on 31 January 2018

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 3.3
  • Update: Plugin Core 3.0.11

1.5.4 – Released on 06 Nov 2017

  • Update: Plugin Core

1.5.3 – Released on 25 May 2017

  • Fix: Plugin Core integration
  • Update: Plugin Core

1.5.2 – Released on 31 March 2017

  • Fix: Query for visible product
  • Update: Plugin Core

1.5.1 – Released on 28 March 2017

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 3.0 RC 2
  • Update: Plugin Core

1.5.0 – Released on 06 March 2017

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 2.7 RC 1
  • Update: Plugin Core
  • Update: Languages files

1.4.1 – Released on 17 Oct 2016

  • New: Option to save the autocomplete results in a transient
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.4.0 – Released on 10 June 2016

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 2.6 RC1
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.3.9 – Released on 15 December 2015

  • Nuevo: compatibilidad con WordPress 4.4
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.3.8 – Released on 30 October 2015

  • New: Add Plugin-Fw support for Essential Kit #1

1.3.7 – Released on 18 September 2015

  • Actualización: Cambiado el dominio de texto de “yit” a “yith-woocommerce-ajax-search”
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.3.6 – Released on 12 August 2015

  • Nuevo: Compatible con WooCommerce 2.4.2
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.3.5 – Released on 07 August 2015

  • Nuevo: soporte para mas elementos de búsqueda en una página

1.3.4 – Released on 17 July 2015

  • Corrección: soporte para WPML

1.3.3 – Released on 07 July 2015

  • Fix: Called to WP_Widget construct
  • Corrección: soporte para WPML

1.3.2 – Released on 15 June 2015

  • Fix: Backward compatibility with Autocomplete function

1.3.1 – Released on 10 June 2015

  • Update: Renamed Autocomplete function with YithAutocomplete

1.3.0 – Released on 24 April 2015

  • Nuevo: compatibilidad con WordPress 4.2
  • Fix: Shorcode output
  • Fix: Wp security issue

1.2.7 – Released on 07 April 2015

  • Update: Plugin framework

1.2.6 – Released on 30 March 2015

  • Update: Plugin framework
  • Fix: Loader image not hided after search
  • Fix: Disabled submit when search string is empty
  • Fix: Support for WPML in query string

1.2.5 – Released on 12 March 2015

  • Fix: Plugin installation bug

1.2.4 – Released on 04 March 2015

  • Fix: Minor bugs

1.2.3 – Released on 02 March 2015

  • New: Support for WordPress 4.1.1
  • Fix: Minor bugs

1.2.2 – Released on 12 February 2015

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 2.3
  • Fix: Minor bugs

1.2.1 – Released on 06 February 2015

  • Update: Plugin framework

1.2.0 – Released on 29 January 2015

  • Update: Plugin framework

1.1.3 – Released on 16 October 2014

  • Fix: Javascript code in external file

1.1.2 – Released on 14 September 2014

  • Fix: Prevent undefined title index if the widget is called by the the_widget func
  • Update: Autocomplete js library
  • Update: Plugin framework

1.1.1 – Released on 14 February 2014

  • Fix: Settings link doesn’t work on WooCommerce 2.1.1

1.1.0 – Released on 12 February 2013

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 2.1.x

1.0.0 – Released on 1 August 2013

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