Get ElasticPress to Index WooCommerce SKUs

Oct 28, 2018


Welcome to Aperture Group, a trusted consulting and analytical services provider in the business and consumer services industry. In this post, we will guide you on how to improve the search functionality of your WooCommerce store by getting ElasticPress to index WooCommerce SKUs.

Why is SKU Indexing Important?

SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) is a unique identifier for an individual product. It helps in tracking inventory, managing orders, and providing accurate product information to customers. However, by default, ElasticPress doesn't index SKUs in WooCommerce. This can hinder the search experience for your customers, making it difficult for them to find the exact products they are looking for.

The Benefits of Indexing WooCommerce SKUs with ElasticPress

  • Improved Search Accuracy: By indexing SKUs, ElasticPress can deliver more accurate search results based on the specific product identifiers. Customers will be able to find products quickly and easily.
  • Enhanced Filtering Options: SKU indexing enables advanced filtering options based on product attributes, such as size, color, or material. This allows your customers to narrow down their search results and find products that meet their specific requirements.
  • Better Catalog Management: With SKU indexing, you can efficiently manage your product catalog by leveraging SKU-based reports and analytics. It provides valuable insights into product performance and helps in making informed business decisions.
  • Increased Conversions: By improving the search functionality and making it easier for customers to find products, you can ultimately boost conversion rates. Customers are more likely to make a purchase when they can quickly locate the items they need.

How to Get ElasticPress to Index WooCommerce SKUs

To get started with indexing SKUs in ElasticPress for your WooCommerce store, follow these steps:

Step 1: Install and Activate ElasticPress

If you haven't already installed ElasticPress, you can do so by navigating to the Plugins section in your WordPress dashboard. Search for "ElasticPress," click Install Now, and then Activate.

Step 2: Configure ElasticPress Settings

Once ElasticPress is activated, go to the ElasticPress settings page. Here, you can connect ElasticPress to your Elasticsearch server and configure various indexing options.

Step 3: Enable SKU Indexing

To enable SKU indexing, locate the Indexing Options section in the ElasticPress settings. Make sure the Product SKUs option is checked. This ensures that ElasticPress will include SKUs in the search index.

Step 4: Reindex Your WooCommerce Data

After enabling SKU indexing, it's essential to reindex your WooCommerce data for the changes to take effect. Depending on the size of your product catalog, this process may take some time. Be patient and let ElasticPress complete the reindexing process.


By following the steps outlined above, you can enhance the search functionality of your WooCommerce store by getting ElasticPress to index SKUs. This will significantly improve the search accuracy and filtering options, leading to increased conversions and better catalog management. Aperture Group is here to empower your business with effective consulting and analytical services to drive success in the business and consumer services industry.

Contact Aperture Group for Professional Assistance

If you require professional assistance with ElasticPress setup, WooCommerce optimization, or any other consulting and analytical services, don't hesitate to contact Aperture Group. We have a team of experienced professionals ready to help you achieve your business goals.

David Simpson
Great tutorial! SKU indexing is crucial for improving the search functionality of a WooCommerce store. It allows customers to easily find products by their unique identifiers. Thanks for sharing this helpful guide to implementing ElasticPress for indexing WooCommerce SKUs.
Nov 10, 2023
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