WordPress + Searchie

EST. TIME: 10 minutes
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Apps Used:

  • Searchie
  • WordPress

The Goal

First, we’ll show you how to install the new Searchie WordPress plugin. Then, you’ll learn how to embed Searchie widgets, players, and playlists on your WordPress site. Last, we’ll teach you how to track your customers with audiences and analytics.

The Benefits

If you use WordPress to power your website, you’re probably wondering if it plays well with Searchie. In this Searchie Hack, we’ll cover everything about WordPress and show you some real examples of how to leverage Searchie with WordPress, including our brand new WordPress plugin. Save time and money with this simple pairing. This Hack will work with any Searchie plan and WordPress site.

STEP 1: Install The NEW Searchie WordPress Plugin

  1. The first thing you will need to do is go into your WordPress account and download the new Searchie plugin. For detailed instructions on how to install the plugin, follow our simple guide here.
  2. Once it’s installed, you’re going to see the Searchie icon on the left-hand menu and click on it. It’s going to ask you to log-in to and connect your Searchie account. Once it’s connected you’ll see the main screen for your media.

STEP 2: Embed Searchie Widgets, Players And Playlists On Your WordPress Pages And Posts

First, we’ll go over how to insert a media file on your WordPress post or page. This step is very simple but may differ depending on if you use the classic editor or the new Gutenberg editor.

If you use the Gutenberg editor:

  1. When you are on the editor, click the + sign to add a new block.
  2. You can search for ‘Searchie’ and click the block that says “Searchie Media File”.
  3. It will insert a media block in your content section. Click the media block and select the file you want to display. It will automatically insert that file in your content section. Click update to save the content, and you can click preview page to see how it looks. In the settins, you can select responsive so it automatically adjusts the size, or you can manually select the height and width you want to display.

If you use the Classic editor:

  1. Go into your Searchie account, find a media file that you want to display on your WordPress site.
  2. Click the options (3 dots) next to your file, and select ‘Copy URL’ OR ‘Embed’.
  3. Go back to your WordPress page, and paste that URL or Embed Code in your content block and it will insert the media file for you.

Next, we’ll show you how to insert a playlist on your WordPress page. This process is almost identical to inserting a media file.

  1. In your Searchie account, find the playlist you want to embed.
  2. Click the options (3 dots) and select ‘Embed’. It’ll give you the option to make it responsive or to leave it a specific size. Copy the embed code.
  3. Go back to your WordPress page and paste the embed code in your desired block. It will import your selected playlist.

Last, you can follow our simple guide to learn how to insert a Searchie Widget on your WordPress page/post.

STEP 3: Track Your Customers With Audiences And Analytics

This step is by default when you install your Searchie plugin on WordPress. The code snippet will be created for you.

By default, it is set up to track name and email, but you or your developer can go in and adjust those settings manually.

For more information on Searchie Analytics, you can go through our detailed support article.

If you want to set up tracking and analytics manually, you can follow our step-by-step guide here.

For a more detailed and hands on step-by-step guide, watch our live training replay ‘Searchie Hacks: WordPress’ Here….

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