Solr Bridge Search

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Brings search quality to Magento including faceted search, auto suggestion, spellcheck, MongoDb integration.
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Solr Bridge Search

Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from Apache. Its major features are full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling, and geospatial search. Solr is highly scalable, used in many largest internet sites in the world.

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The module Solr Bridge Search

This is a integration of Solr into Magento to make the Magento search more robust (following Google search).

How it actually works? please see the following picture for the general idea:

The extension has the following key features:

  • Faceted search.
  • Auto suggestion.
  • Misspelling correction.
  • Full ajax result page.
  • SEO support see this
  • Attribute search weight (Specify which product attribute more significance for search). With this feature, administrator can set which attribute is more significance than other. Ex: product name is more significance than description.
  • Multi stores support (one index for one store).
  • Product attributes filter (Now it is ready)
  • Categories Solr browse (It is ready now - please see result
  • Performance. (Inherit Solr)
  • MongoDb integration
  • Support CMS Page Search
  • Suppport blog search (

Installation time frame:

+At least 2 hours, and maximum 6 hours


+The extension will be shipped with 100% open source code

Official website

Online Demonstration:

New version 2.x Demo:

Installation requirements:

+Servlet container web server such as Tomcat.

+Apache Solr 4.4.0

Who used the extension already?: with 200,000+ products with Enterprise Edition with Enterprise Edition with over 4000 products

Technial support:

+If you are non-technical person, we will do everything for you with no charge. In case you are a technical person and have not experience with Solr we will support you step by step so that you can do it by yourself.

Release Notes

Quality improvements

2013-11-12 19:13:10
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8
+Refactored to improve index progress, to remove duplicated code, changed variable names for more meaningful
+Fixed events of update/create new product and mass product updates
+Add product tags search support

More magento standard, more features and responsive theme compatible

2013-10-20 01:44:18
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8
+Speed up a bit indexing process
+Improve search result matching/boosting
+Fixed autocomplete hightlight for Greek language
+Improved indexing process to use thread as happen in the commanline index process
+Improved thread support for product add/update enable/disable delete event fire
+Improved the way of synchronizing between solr and magento database (split 1 index table for one store)
+Implemented German translation
+Removed all custom toolbar, pager to use the standard Magento toolbar, pager block
+Implemented search term redirection
+Implemented Product search weight settings
+Implemented price slider on search result page
+Implemented new settings to allow adjust elements on autocomplete like brand limits, categories limit, product limits
+Implemented clear all link layer navigation on search result page
+Implemented new feature to allow change thumbs size and generate thumbs with out reindexing.
+Minized some core js files
+Fixed: paging limit parameter = all (if limit set to all will query and display all solr documents)
+FIXED: issue of non categories display if the setting Display Category As Hierachy = no
+FIXED: attribute position on navigation layer to be according to magento attribute possition
+Added French translation
+Implemented to update index automatically when update multiple products via products grid (bulk products update)
+Implemented logs page in admin
+Implemented responsive theme support for autocomplete

Update to be compatible with Magento 1.8

2013-09-29 20:57:03
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8
+Make the module compatible with magento 1.8.0
+Improve some html/css for better look and feel
+Added new language Norwegian
+Added 2 new languages Swedish and Finnish
+Fixed product add/update, product delete/disable to be automatically synchonized between Solr and Magento database
+Implemented new setting that allow admin to exclude categories from search (Allow recusive exclude)
+Added greek language

Fixed bugs and new features

2013-09-20 09:28:20
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
1. Fixed refactored bug of the version
2. Implemented setting in Magento Admin to allow disable/enable brands suggest on autocomplete, also allow to select which attribute to display as brands
Please check the settings System > Configuration > SOLR BRIDGE > General settings
3. Improve css style for autocomplete box
4. Removed solrbridge folder which does not support Solr 3.x any more
5. Fixed bundle price on autocomplete search
6. Added setting for change suggest category redirect to, so you can change category redirect to search result or category page easily

Performance & Quality improvements

2013-09-11 04:04:33
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
Fixed indexing process via CMS/Command line
Implement threads for indexing process via command line
Fixed slow query of magento attribute loading
Fixed indexing process for new/update state (This allow the process stop any time and resume from the current point)
Fixed different category name belong to different store view
General code quality improvements such as remove duplicated code, remove unused files/variables...

About the Developer

This extension was developed by and is supported by SolrBridge

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 26 reviewers.
Rated 0 out of 5 by I am really Happy with My decision to go for the Such a good plugin. Support for the customization and using that plugin is amazing. Hau is always ping far.. I really appreciate working and learning new things in magento from hau.. this is great plugin which changed the way my search and catalog .... thanks Hau looking for more innovation from you. good job... March 20, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by We used this extension as our store search engine and have had an excellent experience working with the team. Hau has been one the best and most understanding Magento extension provider that we have worked with. Great Support. Great Product. February 23, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by This extension did really improved our search on our customer magento. We have an excellent feedback from our customers and Solr is really a great search engine. Support for this extension is just amazing, Hau did not hesitate to spend some time to help us in installing and customizing his extension. After buying lots of extension, this was the most satisfying support I had to deal with. February 20, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by Very cool extension and searched for a long time like such extension for apache solr and will buy this for my customer project. January 3, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by I am so appriciated for the author's kindness. While I happened to some server configuration problems, he helps me a lot to install the extention. This search extention is perfectly running on my Magento v1.5.1. It really helps us to improve the search functionality of magento and help us to enhance UE for our customers. Anyway, Thanks for your powerful search extention! November 16, 2011
Rated 0 out of 5 by Enfin l'extension nous cherchions... Ultra puissant. Cette extension sait exploiter toute la puissance de SolR, correction orthographique avancée, proposition prédictive, filtrage par catégorie des résultats directement depuis le dropdown de recherche rapide... Un grand merci à Hau (Le créateur), qui nous a accompagné pour la configuration de Tomcat /SolR sur notre serveur, et sur l'adaptation de l'extension à notre site qui n'est plus exactement la version de base de Magento. Installé sur 1.5.1. ### Ultra powerful. This extension will leverage the power of Solr, spell advanced predictive proposal, category filtering results directly from the dropdown "quick search" ... A big thanks to Hau (the creator), who accompanied us to configure Tomcat / Solr on our server, and the adaptation of the extension to our site which is not exactly the basic version of Magento. Installed on 1.5.1. November 1, 2011
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Is it easy to make this extension work with my custom theme?

I am mainly concerned with knowing if this extension can truly integrate with my setup. Do you offer a trial? If not, is there some way I can send my products so you can set up a sample search for me? I find the extension to be a bit pricy for just testing it and later finding it didn't work with my store.
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Hi Solr team,
I have used your extension on my site 4 days ago.
but I noticed your extension was using "count" of the attributes for the sort.

I want to use default "position" sort on your extension.

Can you help the feature?

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Is this compatible with Magento Enterprise ver. Also, I saw that you guys will perform the installation of the extension at no charge. Is this correct?

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