Building a simple but highly flexible contact & social widget that works well in the customizer is hard. This was our core philosophy while working on the version 1 of this plugin and I do hope it proves useful for many people out there. Please check out for new features and releases in the coming weeks.
Here is a screenshot of the contact widget as of version 1.0.0 (note that you can reorder most fields using simple drag and drop. This works on mobile as well.)
If you landed here is that you probably have a keen interest in bringing a more powerful search engine into your WordPress site and you have heard about Elasticsearch, the relatively new document oriented, RESTful search server based on Lucene.
There are many reasons why one uses Elasticsearch so I won’t get into much details, I will only show you the steps to get up and running with WordPress + Elasticsearch on your VPS server running ubuntu (or whatever linux distro you prefer but I will only show ubuntu commands)*.