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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 3.9 5 73 73
Search refinement is a very simple extension and is not a silver bullet, so you would still see some of the irrelevant results. Please note that we are working on the new version of it, which will address some of the issues mentioned here (such as properly addressing plurals for instance or allowing search only in title or only in description), so stay tuned. If you sign up for our mailing list at http://extensions.activo.com/ we will inform you via email when the new version is available. July 30, 2012
Installed fine but still getting results which are not relevant. For example a search for Dan Brown will return results for Dangerous Animals by John Browning because "Dan" exists in "Dangerous" and Brown" exists in "Browning". It is fine for these results to be returned but not with more relevancy than the specific match "Dan Brown". Does anyone have ideas on this. I tried using this plugin with Full Text search but the results are less relevant June 20, 2012
Need to enable the module though. Create an XML file /etc/modules/Activo_CatalogSearch.xml and enable the module in the same way as other add-on module. June 19, 2012
Wow.. no the magento connect failed here to.. but went to there site.. and hell yes.. this works.. I was getting 6000 results from a term of "Spider gag" .. after the install.. 62 results and best yet, the top 15 where exactly what should have been brought up. What is this not in the core. Great work!!!!!!!! May 26, 2012
Worked fine on 1.7.0 when downloaded from activio.com - doesn't work downloaded from Magento Connect May 20, 2012
Works Great, really easy to install. Downloaded from Activo site. Test on my site www.doorandfloorstore.co.uk May 17, 2012
tried this on my site http://www.fashionox.com noe effect whats so ever :( May 5, 2012
1. Install the extension by downloading it from activo site. Installing it via magentoconnect doesn't work because it doesn't place the file Activo_CatalogSearch.xml under app/etc/modules/ folder. 2. go to System gt; Config gt; Catalog gt; Catalog Search and set it to like 3. After installing the extension flush the cache and reindex the Catalog Search Index. This way it should work! April 30, 2012
Excellent extension, works like a charm. You have to download directly from their site - the Magento Connect version doesn't work. Then you copy some of the files to the server using ftp. Thanks so much! April 25, 2012
I don't know what I'm doing wrong!?! Stil no chages, ad search is not working April 23, 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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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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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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