Are you looking for a productive search platform working on your Jekyll site? Then here we introduce to you Algolia, an advanced search platform which could build, personalize and optimize search and also find out experiences for your users. Algolia Search is able to support multiple platforms and devices with its performant APIs and easy-to-use documentation. More than five thousand businesses are employing this tool to power their search already.
For your information, you can use Algolia for free in case your site has not over 10,000 searches per month.
However, if you are wondering how to gain the most performance from your Jekyll site, this instructional writing will be a great help for your site.
How to gain the most performance from your Jekyll site
Step 1: Register to Algolia
Please sign up for an account on Algolia
Step 2: Carefully read the introduction tutorial.
Please pay your attention to the tutorial because it could raise your awareness of how to tune your search later.
Step 3: Create a new index for your Jekyll site
Step 4: Go to API Keys to take note of your Admin API Key and Application ID
Step 5: In your Gemfile, add
algoliasearch-jekyll to the
source 'https://rubygems.org' gem 'jekyll', '3.3.1' group :jekyll_plugins do gem 'algoliasearch-jekyll' end
#### Step 6: Let
bundle install run
#### Step 7: Add your index name and Algolia Application ID to
algolia: application_id: 'your_application_id' index_name: 'your_index_name'
#### Step 8: Set the write key in a file called
_algolia_api_key or as an environment variable
In case you use the file method, please ensure that it is not checked into a public repository because everyone could add their content to your search. You can prefix the command if you choose the environment method.
ALGOLIA_API_KEY='YOUR KEY' bundle exec jekyll algolia push
You are able to use the
push command to generate an index and push it to Alogolia.
bundle exec jekyll algolia push
We hope that this tutorial did help you find out the way to run the best out of your business!