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Magento search only works with $_GET[’cat’] [SOLVED]
 
binu101
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Hi,

I am using the mini search in my sites header and it only works partially.. Here\’s the problem:

When I search a product name, it will only find the product when i supply the corresponding category id.

This does NOT work:
/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=searchterm

This DOES
/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?cat=123&q;=searchterm

This is what I am trying to achieve:
I want the searchform to always search within every category, without using the $_GET[\’cat\’] variable.

Would really appreciate some help here, because it\’s practically driving me crazy..

Thanks

 
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binu101
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i had to reindex ALL indexes

 
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Mirasvit
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In fact, Magentо search is not perfect. Very often a user doesn’t find what he was looking for and leaves the store. Good decision is to integrate the Sphinx search engine. It greatly improves the quality and relevance of search results. Look at: http://mirasvit.com/magento-extensions/sphinx-search-ultimate.html

 
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