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Better magento search - Lucene powered

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Free autocompleter. "Do you mean? as standard". Magento search results improved in minutes.
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Overview

Better magento search - Lucene powered

Get free autocompleter - use code GIVEMEAUTOCOMPLETER in the basket

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Compatible with Autocompleter

Single domain or one installation license model - simple!

  • 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 all magento community versions and Magento Enterprise as well!
  • Extension have active support within 4-8 hours
  • No JAVA Lucene installation needed - no SOLR/sphinx server required

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)
  • Diagnosing page with full extension state insights
  • Product or queries with HYPENS are fully supported - Hyphenated word searches supported
  • Searching by product tags
  • Configurable list of ignored/stop 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 - searching for computers or computer will work as expected
  • API access via SOAP or XMLRPC - http://php4u.co.uk/2011/09/how-to-access-magento-search-results-externally-drupal-joomla-zend-framework-symfony-etc/
  • 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
  • tested with big number of SKUs
  • great configuration options
  • lucene results below (0.01s) – yes – that quick
  • easy to install (via pear, ftp or connect) – look below
  • 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 1.5.0.0

2012-03-04 15:33:03
  • Version number: 1.5.0.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0
1.5.0.0
- added word synonims support
- if products were removed from db still results are delivered
- words remover fixed

1.4.9.3
- product id logged when indexing
- log can be switched off
- maximum number of words used from magento settings

Version 1.4.9.2

2012-02-21 20:42:08
  • Version number: 1.4.9.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0
cli imrovements
magmi integration started

Version 1.4.9.1

2012-02-09 21:35:35
  • Version number: 1.4.9.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1
- if query is shorter than 3 characters, lucene still will search
- stemmer fix for shorter than 3 characters terms

Version 1.4.9

2012-02-04 15:36:32
  • Version number: 1.4.9
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1
1.4.9
- added fix for EE and 1.4.1.1 where indexer mode was ignored
1.4.8
- added shell script to clear index and run other commands (1.5.x only)
1.4.7
- added list of words to remove from query
1.4.6
- added way of appending results

Version 1.4.5

2012-01-13 23:13:55
  • Version number: 1.4.5
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1
Improved english stemmer
Reviews

About the Developer

This extension was developed by and is supported by Php4u

Better magento search - Lucene powered 4.8 5 79 79
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. Matt 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. Goog job.Thanks. 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
Great product with very fast support! It took a little time for our store to index properly, but the extension is exactly what we were looking for. A+ support! December 16, 2011
Unbelievable support. Great work. Great product. Every serious Magento store needs this extension. December 14, 2011
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Hi,

Can't see an example of the CMS content being indexed.
Is this possible?

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Sorry for delay in reply - but those questions are not posted to us from connect.

If enough people will want it - we can add cms indexing there. For now only 3 people in 3 years asked for it.
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Hello,

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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Please see answer above. That can be done, but we had small number of requests for it.
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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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Thanks for the answer. No - SOLR is not required as we use php port to Lucene.

Please let us know if you have any other concerns
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