Advanced Search by aheadWorks

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It replaces native search with Sphinx, so search works much faster and results become more trustworthy.
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Advanced Search by aheadWorks

Search 100 000 inventory items, 10 000 blog posts is not a problem now
The Magento Advanced Search extension makes the process of search easy and pleasant for your website visitors. If you have 10000 products in your store, our brand new extension will help your customers to find those which are required. If you have 1000 posts in your blog from aheadworks, it's not a problem for Advanced Search as well.

How it works
The module allows you to implement Sphinx search on your Magento website. Sphinx is an open source full text search server. This powerful search engine is used by different popular websites, such as Craigslist.org, mysql.com, joomla.org, tumblr.com, Dailymotion.com. etc.

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Who uses Sphinx?

Who Uses Sphinx?

Easy setup
Just install Sphinx on your server, configure Advanced Search and enjoy. You won't have to deal with complicated Sphinx configuration - Advanced Search will do everything for you.

Easy search settings
The Advanced Search Magento extension configures Sphinx for you in accordance with your settings.

Sphinx supports many different API's, PHP, Python, Java, etc. So you can easily integrate an external application to perform search over Sphinx indexes.

With Sphinx installed on dedicated server, your search becomes even faster.

Sphinx has several different ways of matching the given search keywords, which can be set in the Match Mode field. It is possible to define whether the search results will match all query words, any of the query words, a phrase with perfect match, etc.

With the help of the module, you can enhance your store search functionality with one of the following options:

  • Wildcard Search - lets your visitors find the required product by part of the word, e.g. they can find “sony” by “son”.
  • Morphology processing – corrects all misspells according to Sphinx morphology dictionary.

Easy Search Settings

Configure search and index in the most appropriate way for your store
Different products are sold in different stores and they all need different search. If search by manufacturer is primary in your store, just define the higher weight for corresponding attribute.

Configure Search and Index

How Advanced Search differs from Search Autocomplete & Suggest

Search Autocomplete & Suggest is a wise interface solution which is based on the native Magento search functionality. This extension doesn't replace or optimize search but displays the results in an attractive and convinient way.

Advanced Search replaces standard Magento search and brings a power of external search engine to your store.

Both these extensions can easily work together - when installed on the same website, Search Autocomplete & Suggest can use Magento Advanced Search as its search engine.

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Release Notes

Changelog v.1.4.2

2014-07-07 08:43:26
  • Version number: 1.4.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
* Minor bugfixes

Changelog v.1.4.1

2014-03-28 13:26:12
  • Version number: 1.4.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
* Problem with Sphinx extended query syntax
* Incorrect indexing of text attributes

Changelog v.1.4

2014-01-14 07:37:15
  • Version number: 1.4
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
+ Correct misspells automatically
+ Wildcard Search Type

Changelog v.1.3.3

2013-12-16 09:04:47
  • Version number: 1.3.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
* Problem with iPhone Theme

Changelog v.1.3.2

2013-12-03 12:15:39
  • Version number: 1.3.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
  • + Native "Catalog -> Search Terms" support
  • + Stability and speed improvements

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Advanced Search by aheadWorks 5 5 6 6
Great extension This module is absolutely must have for shops with over of 1000 products. The speed of the search is great. Also the support is amazing. January 29, 2015
10 times better search results, great extension Once you get this installed and working right your search results will be much more useful. Had to have my host (magemojo) install the sphinx engine (took them two minutes to get done), Installed the extension myself and then had AheadWorks set the engine up for me. Took a little bit of tweaking to get the search rules exactly right, but Aheadworks never stopped working with us until we were happy with the results. Great extension, great support. If you need to improve your search results this is a great extension to get. November 22, 2013
very great extension i recommend, the original MG system will list many products after search if search with many words, this extension give you many chance to how to show search result, match all or any and other ways, many help, many thanks! December 30, 2012
Since 1.3 version of Advanced Search, Sphinx restarts automatically after its reindex or crash. Now full reindex is launched by cron every day at fixed time. Moreover, the “Test connection” button is added. October 29, 2012
Advanced Search v.1.1 is out. Some of the key improvements include: • CMS pages index • Support of customer search terms • Sphinx 2.0.3 compatibility January 16, 2012
For once, let’s be honest about an extension that is labeled “Advanced.” Try searching for: "camer" (no a) – Search for a Category – misspelling. "tshirt" (no dash) – Search for a Category – misspelling. "W81" (no ending i) – Search for a Model number – misspelling. "OTOMAN" (no second T) – Search for an Item – misspelling. "VGNTXN27N/B" (no dash) - SKU's must be entered EXACTLY as the store has them and just exactly how do customers know what format the store has them in? What if the format isn’t consistent throughout the entire store then what? SEARCH RESULTS: None! Absolutely none! None whatsoever unless Aheadworks considers “There is no items matching the selection” on an otherwise blank page a result for an extension labeled “Advanced?” What if the store misspells one of its own product CATEGORIES? The entire product line would never be found using this “Advanced” Search extension! What success rate is even possible when searching a BLOG since most every blog posted has many misspellings? You indicate this extension can index 100,000 records! So what! The customer can’t find them and let’s be honest, it’s no secret the vast majority of people misspell while searching on the internet! Our question is very simple. Why would we purchase this extension when the end result must be SALES and the customers’ ability to find them? Thanks, Michelle December 22, 2011
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  • loc_en_US, sid_11017, prod, sort_default
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the Advanced Search extension is capable of searching:
- Catalog items;
- CMS static pages;
- Blog posts and Knowledge Base articles (in case you have the correspondent aheadWorks extensions at your store ).
Unfortunately, the Advanced Search module is not capable of searching CMS Static Blocks content.
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  • 2015-08-02T18:18:44.981Z
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers
  • loc_en_US, sid_11017, prod, sort_default
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  • 2015-08-02T18:18:44.983Z
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers
  • loc_en_US, sid_11017, prod, sort_default
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