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Catalog Search Refinement FREE

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Overview

Catalog Search Refinement FREE

Make the search results on your site more relevant with Catalog Search Refinement FREE Magento Extension by Activo Extensions. This simple extension makes default Magento search results more meaningful when multiple search terms are used by searching for ALL terms instead of ANY.

By default, when user enters multiple keywords in the search box, Magento searches for products containing ANY of the search keywords. This often leads to search results which do not accurately show what users are really looking for. As an example, a user is searching for red shoes and enters "red shoes" as their search term. Default Magento search will find everything that contains word "red" and everything that contains word "shoes" .

This Magento search refinement extension modifies the default search behavior to show only products that contain ALL search keywords. Going back the example above, this wold mean users will see only products that have both "red" and "shoes" in the product title or description. This leads to more accurate search results, happier customers and more orders!

Advanced Search with Weighted Attributes Magento Extension

If you're looking for more advanced search improvements, our Advanced Search with Weighted Attributes Magento Extension is your answer. This powerful Magento search extension includes weighted attributes, auto complete, auto suggest and search similarity, all without the need to install a 3rd party system like Solr or Sphinx. A low price and no subscription fees means this Magento search extension gives you the most bang for the buck on the market.

Configuration

Please note there are no configuration options for this Magento search extension. Once installed, it simply changes the Magento search behavior behind the scenes. For multiple keywords it will show only products that match ALL of the keywords, instead of matching ANY of the keywords.

IMPORTANT! Please make sure you set "Search Type" to "Like": go to System -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Catalog Search and set "Search Type" to "Like". The search refinement will not work in the "Full Text" mode.

Also, after installing the Catalog Search Refinement extension, please make sure you clear the saved search terms table. Once you search for specific terms, Magento will save the search results and will use these saved results even though your search algorithm have changed. Go to Catalog -> Search Terms and remove all saved search terms after you installed the Catalog Search Refinement extension.

Please note that this extension is not compatible with our Advanced Search with Weighted Attributes extension. If you are considering using our Advanced Search version you need to uninstall the Catalog Search Refinement FREE extension first.

Community Support Forum

Have any questions, comments or suggestions about our Magento Catalog Search Refinement FREE extension?  Please visit the Catalog Search Refinement FREE support forum.

More by Activo

Check out more Magento Extensions by Activo Extensions:

Magento Connect: http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/developer/activo
Activo Extensions Website: http://extensions.activo.com/
Release Notes

Compatible with Magento 1.5 - 1.9

2014-05-19 01:53:08
  • Version number: 1.0.8
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

Now fully tested and working with Magento ver. 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, and 1.9. Also compatible with Magento EE up to latest version. Enhance your search results for free.

Minor update

2013-06-26 22:59:57
  • Version number: 1.0.7
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

Minor updates and bugfix release...

Compatibility fix for Magento 1.7.0.2 CE

2012-12-14 19:32:22
  • Version number: 1.0.5
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

This release fixes the compatibility issues with Magento version 1.7.0.2 CE and newer. Use this version of Catalog Search Refinement if you have Magento 1.7+ branch.

This release is also backwards compatible with the earlier versions of Magento starting from 1.5.0.2.

Fixed: package was reported to be broken

2012-10-16 23:10:17
  • Version number: 1.0.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

This FREE Catalog Search Refinement extension modifies your default search behavior to show only pages that contain ALL search keywords.; So in the example above users will see only pages that have both "red" and "shoes" in the product description.

Allow your users to refine their search when they add a search term for FREE!

2012-02-06 05:05:30
  • Version number: 1.0.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

Allow your users to refine their search when they add a search term for FREE! This is a free and open source magento extension that modifies the Magento default search functionality to allow search refinement.
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Catalog Search Refinement FREE 4.2 5 87 87
Does what it says Nothing more, nothing less. Very usefull and easy to use extension. July 23, 2015
It's super effective Gets the job done without any hassle. This should've been the default Magento search behaviour. July 13, 2015
Awesome extension! Thank you so much As previously stated by all other people, this extension works to perfection. Am on ver. 1.9 and this works straight from install. Many Thanks to the developers. June 28, 2015
Installed and it works instantly! Just make sure that you have reindexed the Catalog Search Index. At first I thought it doesn't work, but after re-indexing the data it now works. If it doesn't work for you and your catalog search type is already "LIKE". Try switching it to COMBINE or FULL TEXT, then switch it back to "LIKE", then re-index data. That's what I did and it's working right after I did it. :D Thanks to the developer of this plugin for giving this for free! Now the search results in my store are more accurate. :D I'm using it in the latest Magento version 1.9.1.1 (This is the latest May 1, 2015 version with the security patches) June 16, 2015
Excellence for search speed and quality amazing search speed on fetching data from store database,but its just like cloud search result. one of the best free extension on this store. thanks to developers :) May 22, 2015
Thank you it solved my search problems Thank you it solved my search problems, Best regards Sergio May 8, 2015
Works fine! It works good in Magento Community 1.7. Thank you April 7, 2015
Nice and Free extension It's really very nice and purely free extension and works fine. my client was really annoyed by the kind of results default magento was displaying. But now they are happy to see the more refined and more relevant result. But there is a small correction with this. The following is a quote from what the developer had said in the overview tab: "IMPORTANT! Please make sure you set "Search Type" to "Like": go to System -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Catalog Search and set "Search Type" to "Like". The search refinement will not work in the "Full Text" mode." But for me it works just opposite (works when I change search type to "FULL TEXT"). Is there anything wrong with the way CE 1.9.1 works or is it something else. March 8, 2015
DO NOT USE Had to backup and rebuild not compatible with 1.9 screwed my clients site up thanks now going to lose 2 days labour!!! February 19, 2015
Quick, simple, does what it says on the tin Simple set up. Does exactly what it says. Fixed my site's search by leaps and bounds. January 28, 2015
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After install the module in Magento Connect i've:

[X] Clear Cache and Session Folder
[X] Reindex Catalog
[X] Refresh Cache Storage Management
[X] Logout and login admin

but i can't see the module under System-> Configuration
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This module does not have any configurable options, it just alters the search behavior quietly behind the scene.

Therefore it does not show in you System -> Configuration menu. You can see if module installed correctly by going to System -> Configuration -> Advanced -> Advanced and see if it appears in the Disable Module Output menu there as "Enable".
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log out from admin panel and then log in. do it always after installing of any new extension.
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Any news on if this is possible?
I upgraded and lost search functionality.
Had to disable and re--index to get the old search back.

Would upgrade to the paid version if this is compatible.

Thanks!
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I just installed it on 1.8.1 it works perfectly. didn't had any problems.
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Both Catalog Search Refinement Free and our paid version, Advanced Search with Weighted Attributes, are compatible with Magento 1.8.
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I Have a catalog where people will search for abc-123 I want to replace the dash in the search with a space. Can this be done?
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Unfortunately this functionality is not part of this free extension.
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In installed the extension according to your instructions.
Cleared all Cache.
Re-indexed.
Deleted all saved search terms.
Logged out and logged back into Admin.

But I do not see the "Advanced Search" in the System > Configuration menu like you show on the screencast. Also there is no affect on the front end of my website.
I do see the extension as enabled in the System > Configuration > Advanced > Advanced section.

Please advise.
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This module does not have any configurable options, it just alters the search behavior quietly behind the scene.

See more details here: http://extensions.activo.com/catalog-search-refinement.html
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Does this extension only improve searches when search type (System > Configuration > Catalog > Catalog Search > Search Type) is "Like"? Or does it also work when search type is "Fulltext" or "Combine"?
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The extension only works with the ‘Like’ search type. If you are interested in a more advanced search extension with a sophisticated weighted attributes mechanism, checkout our Advanced Search extension.
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congratulating is not work
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Are you able to more clearly explain what problem you are having?
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Hi,
i'm using Magento 1.9 and after installation i can't login anymore in the admin panel.
I get a fatal exception.
Since i'm using Search Autocomplete + Search Suggest by Searchanise, are those two plugins compatible?
Thank you very much.
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Most likely these two extensions are not compatible and are overwriting some of the functionality of the other. If you're interested in a more sophisticated search option, please check out our Advanced Search extension.
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I installed and my results are still not pulling back ANY vs ALL. I did change it to LIKE in the admin.
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I Have Installed Your Extension and i delete my all search terms and set Like From catalog as you mentioned but no effect on result then i disable Mage_catalog_search but nothing show please tell me how this will work
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Hello Guys,

Excellent extension. Although I am facing an issue of table level lock multiple times on 'catalogsearch_fulltext' MyISAM table in magento because of which website is running too slow.

There are no customizations done on magento's default search modules apart from activo search refinement module. Can you help.

Thanks and cheers in advance.
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