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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.

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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 5 75 75
im using Magento 1.7.0.2 and installed this. Cleared cached Search Terms and it works. Much better results now. Thanks! February 9, 2013
i cannot make it work. Added the die command, deleted search terms, clear cache a zillion times and reindex 4 zillion times. There is NO extension Activo in System configuration HOWEVER it does show enable on Advanced. does not show either on Catalog --->>Advanced search . No issues installing but does not work :(( February 9, 2013
Broke my search facility. Got error on front end: Fatal error: Call to a member function prepareResult() on a non-object in /home/silhoue2/public_html/includes/src/Mage_CatalogSearch_Model_Fulltext.php on line 136 Have removed extension and my normal search facility is working again. February 5, 2013
i just installed it but i can't find the configuration for this extension .also there is no improvement in the quick search . January 27, 2013
Very nice extension. It did work on my versions 1.7.02. Installed and enjoy ! January 25, 2013
Just installed it and so far no issues. A search string on our store that gave a totally useless 6446 responses now gives 8 very relevant responses. Excellent job, very happy! January 8, 2013
Works A-OK on 1.7.0.2. Be sure to Reset the compilations if you use them. January 4, 2013
As of last week we have updated this extension to work with Magento ver 1.6.x.x and Magento ver 1.7.x.x. Please note, this extension does not have any configurations options at all, this is the free version. Also, right after you install this extension, try to clear your cache, if you use compilation, recompile. Then when you try to search on the front end, make sure you use a search term that wasn't searched before or clean out all of your search terms (from Admin > Catalog > Search Terms). December 21, 2012
Installed normally here with no errors, broken backend or frontend. Clean cache, reindexed, logout and login, can't find setup anywhere and frontend search didn't change a bit. Unistalled it. Thanks anyway. December 21, 2012
It looks like the release package was pulled and can no longer be found. Installation is no longer possible. And maybe that's a good thing. December 10, 2012
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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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log out from admin panel and then log in. do it always after installing of any new extension.
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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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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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