Blast Lucene Search
Awesome extension! I HIGHLY recommend that anyone who wants to improve the magento search use this extension. You can customize it to your liking and it is extremely accurate. Superb work!
May 26, 2012
Very good extension, easy install.
I had a small problem with 404 no found page in backend, but it was due to active memcache...worked fine after restarted memchache. Support was very fast and accurate. Overall very satisfied by the product
May 14, 2012
We can recommend this extension to everybody who runs a store with multiple products. Magento built in search engine leaves very much to desire. As webdevelopers we know from our clients experience that store search engine is one of key features to keep the sales up. That extension has fully met our expectations. It runs fast, reliable and returns very accurate results.
What is also worth to mention is their great support and all the way assintance, that is really something that you can't come across very often.
What more is there to say, we are pretty sure you won't be dissapointed.
April 14, 2012
We have been very unimpressed with the search with the 1.6.2 upgrade. It was bad enough that customers would call out of pure frustration. This extension looked like a perfect fix for our site. We paid them 30.00 to install it and it was more than worth it.
March 14, 2012
Great extension and Fantastic support! They state 4-8 hours for a reply. I was getting 1-2 minutes! Works a treat and no problems getting it configured. 100% recommended.
March 12, 2012
Great extension, can't even compare it to the regular out-of-the-box search! If you need your store to have a proper search engine, this is the perfect extension for you - doesn't require additional software installed on the server, just install the extension, configure it, index the database and you're all set - enjoy the improved search results.
Easy to install, easy to configure, prompt and friendly support, works like a charm on a 1GB+ database. Totally recommend!
March 10, 2012
Good extension and a really great support.
I had some issues during installation (mainly due to my hosting plan) but people from Php4u helped me in all ways. They didn't stop helping me untill I had my new Search extension running perfectly.
February 22, 2012
BSL from Php4u is one of the most useful magento extensions to have. The support of fuzzy and plural searches is necessary for any commercial-grade search product. Blast Search Lucene has these functionalities, while the default magento search does not. The support for multiple-pass search process is straight-forward and very practically useful. My configuration is to use fulltext-exact-and search in the first pass, fulltext-fuzzy-and search in the second, and fulltext-wildcard-and in the last pass. This works out great for my store of 10K SKUs.
This extension is much better than the default one and the other extensions like the Better Store Search. I spent a few hundred dollars on that and had to drop it after using it. BSS is better in marketing but is not in the same useful level compared to this one because the technology used underline is different. BSS uses native MYSQL search while BSL uses much more powerful Lucene.
There is still some basic functionalities to be expected from BSL, such as supporting synonyms, taking advantage of the fuzzy factor, more flexible combination of search passes, etc.
One thing I do not like about this extension is that the code is obfusticated and you won't to able to do your own enhancement and customization in source code level.
However, the bottom line is that you won’t go wrong with this purchase.
February 18, 2012
Great support... had some issues and they helped out within minutes...
January 16, 2012
Glad someone has an affordable, lightweight, serious search extension like this. Magento's default search is insanely bad, and this is insanely good. Simple things like plural search are very valuable in real-world scenarios. And the support is the fastest I think i've ever used, anywhere. Hopefully this does what we need for years to come. 5 stars. It even has ability to prioritize individual products, which is not listed on the specs.
January 6, 2012