Blast Lucene Search - Advanced magento search

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Much better results than standard magento search. Most advanced extension yet! Compatible with Magento 1.9!
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Blast Lucene Search - Advanced magento search

Get free autocompleter - use code GIVEMEAUTOCOMPLETER in the basket


Compatible with Autocompleter

Forget about magento search problems! Index only new products fast!

Improve speed, relevance of the results

Quick and easy installation - almost zero configuration required!

Compatible with Magento Enterprise as well!

Extension have active support within 4-8 hours

Main features (v2.2.6 – released 29 Sep 2014):

●"Do You mean" functionality

●Custom 404 page - to convert lost customers into orders

●Compatible with Magmi importer (via luceneproductdeleter plugin) and autocomplete extensions such as AheadWorks and other

●Magento synonyms and word level synonyms supported (search KEYWORD1 and KEYWORD2)

●Search products by category names (beta)

●Product or queries with HYPENS are fully supported

●Searching by product tags is supported

●Configurable list of ignored words

●Simple products added with config

●Result can be build on exact, fuzzy and wildcard queries (joined result mode)

●Set product to be on the TOP or BOTTOM of the list

●Product attributes booster (weighting) for all searchable attributes

●Singular/Plurar ENGLISH stemmer (so your customer will find what they want)

●API access via SOAP or XMLRPC -
●cron job for scheduled indexing at night
●incremental indexing - possibility to index only new/updated products – that will save time and enable to resume indexing if fails
●no JAVA Lucene installation needed
●tested with big number of SKUs
●great configuration options
●lucene results below (0.01s) – yes – that quick
●easy to install (via pear or ftp) – look below – SELF DIAGNOSING PAGE
●easy to maintain (rebuild index and you’re ready to go)
●phrase of fulltext search mode
●log file to track any problems
●zero code experience required (only installation skills which is super easy)
●buy with confidence – 7 days money back if you experience any problems and we can’t make it work for you (need proof – for example live site, log files and index folder)

Release Notes

Version 2.2.3

2014-06-02 07:55:47
  • Version number: 2.2.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9
Installation improvements
Button to manually recreate product attributes

Version 2.0

2013-08-05 07:24:30
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
– completely new indexer where all fields are stored separately
– indexer is processing only searchable and enabled products – no time wasting for invisible items anymore
– improved indexer log
– completely redesigned self-diagnosing page
– completely new Catalog search terms page – with different time breakdown
– clear licensing screen – all stores in one view
– fixed E_NOTICE in 404 controller


2013-02-21 23:02:57
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
- improvements to custom CLI indexer
- improved handling slashes and backslashes
- added option to push out of stock products to the end of the list


2013-02-11 21:40:40
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
- improved 404 handling, added event for parsed data
- fixed problem with mass product action (status change)


2012-12-29 16:46:36
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
– fixed problem with number of indexed products was too high, when product Id was not added to the index
– fixed relevancy for second and third pass
- added session id to the log
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Blast Lucene Search 4.8 5 76 76
Very nice extension, great price, awesome support I've been using this extension for over 2 years now for various sites on which I've worked. I love it. It's handled thousands of products just as well as it handles sites with 50 products. The extension grows with each new update. Highly recommend! May 14, 2014
5 Star Extension. Must Have! After building our Magento site, the aim was to enhance the users ability to search. Magento does not do this well as a standard feature. After installing this feature and bypassing an issue thanks to the great 'Developer Support', the search was working just as described. With great search functionality comes increased conversion. No matter how good the navigation from homepage to product is, the search bar will always be the go to place upon arriving on a sites homepage. The extension pays for itself in a matter of minutes. May 14, 2014
Unbelievably Impressive This extension not only performs as stated - it exceeds expectations. I cannot believe how much more relevant our site search results are. I only wish that we had found this extension sooner. We have tried a bunch of other extensions and not one came close to this one in terms of: - Relevance, - Ease of installation, - Support from the development team, and of-course, - Speed This is a no brainer, seriously. Installation is super simple, any support you require is quickly provided by a friendly and efficient staff. If you haven't already done so, give this extension a try. You won't regret it. May 13, 2014
Very Slow It looks as though a lot of time went into developing this extension but unfortunately the deal breaker for us was that it was too slow. It took 15 to 60+ seconds to complete product searches which in the world of eCommerce will cost sales. It was especially noticeable with the suggestions dropdown that we paid extra for. We run ~5000 skus with mostly default attribute set. When we asked the developer about this they responded "do you want us to show you how fast it is on our server?" I indicated this wouldn't help us so after logging in to our server they recommend we upgrade it. To give readers context, we upgraded to an AWS c3.large and got a consultant to optimize our Nginx / php-fpm / redis config. This didn't help the search speed much. We also tried many admin settings for the extension with no speed up. Just a note on documentation: there was no documentation on how to integrate the suggestions dropdown. When we asked support for docs they said "our javascript is fully extensible." In the end we tried copying and pasting some code from their demo site to get it working. The quality of the search results themselves however were good and we were very sad that we couldn't use this extension in the end. We did end up just getting another server and installing Apache Solr on it. We found an extension that would connect community edition to Solr. This provided <1 second responses and noticeably more accurate results. Also note that if you do plan to try this extension, their refund period is only three days so if you get delayed working with support just be aware of that. In short this extension did not "blast" like they said it would and trying to figure out documentation and support was also not a "blast". May 12, 2014
Best search module I've come across We use this module on almost all of our client's sites. It works out of the box, all you need to do is reindex your catalogsearch_fulltext table. Lots and lots of settings to dial in the search results however you want, but the default settings work just as well. Support is also excellent, they are always willing to lend a hand. I would recommend this module to anyone. May 7, 2014
Superb search extension - Excellent value for money When it comes to the default Magento search function it is widely known that it doesn't do the job properly. The search bar is used very frequently by customers and the default Magento search returns lots of unrelated products when using multiple keywords which can lead to customers giving up finding the actual products they are interested in. Having installed this extension the results are filtered perfectly for customers and it even has fuzzy logic so it matches words when customers type in the keywords wrong or slightly altered (e.g plural words, synonyms) Highly recommended product. Also the support is first class from the developer April 3, 2014
extension works great Extension works great support is even better. Buy with confidence. March 18, 2014
Best support ever Yes, it's a great checkout extension. But also, the support team are heroes. We've had issues due to our old and heavily customised Magento build. Each one has been fixed by Php4U even literally YEARS after the initial purchase. Buy with confidence. February 10, 2014
Top Search Extension for Magento Store I have been using this extension on my live site for months. So this is not a first impression, but rather a thorough analysis of this extension. I've also bought and installed extensions from other companies, so I am able to also make a comparison regarding support and product quality. To put it in a nutshell, this is the best extension you can buy. Buy it even if it costs double of any other similar functioning extension. I was also considering 'Better Store Search' at the time I was getting this but just going through the demo store, I realized that the Blast Lucene was giving off better results. This extension is not only fast, but the difference is of day and night when you compare the search results to the stock magento search. For an ecommerce site, that means a potential client finding the product on your site, to leaving your site because he/she thinks you don't have what they're looking for. I would also commend the product on being very mature. I bought a few extensions from other developer that were literally half cooked and I had to fix them myself at the end of the day. With this extension, everything is rock solid. You can feel that this is a well thought out quality product that you're using since it hardly ever fails and is always delivering consistently. Any queries that I've had were promptly answered, although they could be a little more courteous. I was pleasantly surprised when the developer provided me with a patch for aheadwork's searchautocomplete extension, that would make it work with lucene search engine, instead of trying to sell his own autocompeleter. The gesture speaks for itself I think. I am so happy with the lucene, that I would probably buy autocompleter anyway. So if you're looking out for a better search alternative than the magento's builtin search, and frankly you should be, than look no further and just get this. Its worth every penny! December 16, 2013
Awesome product and support Totally fixes the search for magento. Able to organise products by name first and description second (or summarys etc) Also able to force certian products to the top. Works great, easy to use and we had some issues that were on our end and Php4u support fixed that for us too. Highly recommended extension. December 11, 2013
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Can't see an example of the CMS content being indexed.
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Please answer the previous question about CMS content. Does Blast Lucene offer the option to index CMS content, and if not, when will that feature be made available?

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Does lucene refer to Apache lucene and does it run on solr? Or, is solr an added option?
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