Search logic (primary and secondary)

Primary and secondary keyword logic
General options -> Behavior -> Keyword Logic

There are 4 possible logics to choose from:

  • OR (default)

  • OR with exact word matches

  • AND

  • AND with exact word matches

The default is "OR". For more information about the logics please read search logics explained

Primary vs Secondary keyword logic

Primary is the main logic, that the search uses by default. When there are not enough results to reach the limit, the plugin automatically tries again with secondary keyword logic to fill the remaining results.

Always choose a more strict logic as the primary, and a less strict as secondary. Logic order by strictness (most strict first):

  1. AND with exact keyword matches

  2. AND

  3. OR with exact keyword matches

  4. OR

Recommended configurations:

Primary keyword logic

Secondary keyword logic

AND with exact keyword matches

AND

OR with exact keyword matches

OR

AND

OR with exact keyword matches

AND

OR

AND with exact keyword matches

OR with exact keyword matches

AND with exact keyword matches

OR