Blast Lucene Search

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Much better results than standard magento search. Most advanced extension yet! Compatible with Magento 1.8.1!
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Blast Lucene Search



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 (v2.2.1 – released 10/02/2014):

●"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 – 3 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


2012-11-18 20:58:45
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  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
- added support for UTF-8 for Danish language
- improved self-diagnozing page ajax


2012-10-14 15:28:07
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
-added garbage collector (php 5.3 and above)
- added button to mark products as unindexed from admin
- tidy up diagnozing screen
- started translations
- fixed indexer for magento ver below
- fixed problem with 'No active transaction' when saving a product


2012-09-04 13:47:21
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7


2012-08-20 20:38:04
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
Typos on config screen
Fixed issues with Tags indexing


2012-08-16 20:44:58
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
Fixed some stemmer variations

About the Developer

This extension was developed by and is supported by Php4u

Blast Lucene Search 5 5 71 71
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
WOW I installed this extension last night was really impressed with the results. I did a two word search prior to installing it and came up with over 100 results. After installation the same search came up with 7 relevant results. What a difference. Installation was easy and support is very quick to respond. December 6, 2013
A vast improvement As our store grew we pretty quickly realised that the standard search was not cutting it. After doing some research I decided to go with this extension and so far I am very pleased. Installation was fairly straight forward and only took about an hour. I had one small query and their support got back to me quickly and my question was resolved the same day. I have already noticed customers no longer leave after entering misspelled search terms which previously returned no results which is great! November 11, 2013
Zend Lucene, the Stock Magento Search killer Don't bother with any modules out there that aren't integrating Solr, Sphinx or in the case of Blast Search Lucene, actually using a built-in part of the Zend Framework that allows for all the common search techniques like stemming, plurality parsing and fuzzy match. It was an easy install, works with the Magento Layered Navigation filter to quickly and usefully narrow searches down to the items you wished to view. Various weighting features that allow you to boost certain attribute content in return value and moving items to the top and bottom of the returns are helpful in getting SERP viability much greater than stock Magento. The stock Magento Search uses MySQL "FullText" and "Like" searches and gives you exactly the results you can expect, especially with the "AND" logic enhancement pulled by Magento in 1.5 to increase the number of search matches. Free modules out there usually convert it to "OR" logic and you'd better have exact matches in the attributes you've allowed to be used in the search or you have the nasty dichotomy of "No Match" to the product you wish to see and "Too Many Matches" to all the other product that have combinations of the search words used in the search box. September 30, 2013
Excellent support We bought this module 1 years ago and it improved search results quality and speed. They helped us with some customization (ajax search) for free. Now 1 year later we had another problem and they helped us again, even if it wasn't their problem. I can rate this modul 5 stars without thinking twice! August 30, 2013
Great solr search for those with simpler needs, cannot be beat especially for the price I have been extremely pleased with this product. WIth our low volume B2B site running on a shared server there was no need to go with the complexity and overhead of Solr and in fact my ISP would not allow it on the shared server. The search runs as advertised and their support is great. They even assisted us in finding a problem that admittedly was not their fault but instead an Enterprise configuration mistake on our part. August 27, 2013
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Can't see an example of the CMS content being indexed.
Is this possible?

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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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