Highly recommended search enhancement
Let's face it, the integrated MySQL search stinks. This module adds support for elasticsearch, which is the current state-of-the-art open source search solution.
Not only is this search engine lightning quick, but it comes with features like a suggest that actually suggests something before the sun goes down, complete with thumbnails of the products in the suggest fold-down menu. Fuzzy search means you can mistype and still get good results, and with added "Did you mean?" suggestions.
The Bubble Search module integrates all this nicely into Magento in an easy to use fashion and with useful default settings. Other than you having to install elasticsearch, which is easy to do for a search engine, it is basically plug and play.
I've found the developer's support to be outstanding, he's always quick to respond and help if a problem arises. Take it from someone who's been in the Enterprise Search business for a good dozen years: You want this search, and you don't need a way more expensive legacy search solution for most business cases.
October 16, 2014
All seems to work well
A little tweaking on the settings side to allow greater weight to the product title and now the results work well. Easy installation. Would recommend
September 21, 2014
Very Good Support and good quality extension
Johann has been very helpful and has helped make sure the extension works the way it should. very prompt email support. It is on of the best search extensions on the market. Highly recommend it.
July 29, 2014
Fast and easy to integrate, works perfect!
Excellent code quality, easy to integrate and it does what's been described on the box ;)
If you need a fast industry standard drop-in replacement for the default magento search with ElasticSearch base, you should take an eye on this nice extension.
July 28, 2014
Elasticsearch by BubbleShop A++++
Magento's built in search is worthless in the niche i'm in. So many people misspell the names of products or don't know exactly what they are searching for. Elasticsearch to the rescue! It's able to work without any special settings and deliver the correct products to the user. Search is useful again!
Support has been fast for me, even on weekends.
Just remember to secure your elasticsearch
I use iptables:
(maybe centOS specific)
sudo iptables -A INPUT -i lo -p tcp --dport 9200 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 9200 -j DROP
Must do this to each port elasticsearch is using 9201,etc..
To undo the above
sudo iptables -D INPUT -i lo -p tcp --dport 9200 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -D INPUT -p tcp --dport 9200 -j DROP
service iptables restart
June 2, 2014
Works out of the box
This extension works good. However, developer support is poor. Developers are giving suggestions that are not very helpful and the response time is slow.
April 14, 2014
Lightweight, working and clean extension
It's just working and indexing speed is overwhelming.
February 6, 2014
As a Magento Certified developer myself I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of this module and the code. Not much configuration required.
The support from the developer was great! (had a question or two regarding backporting this module to 1.6.1)
This module in combination with a simple elasticsearch installation spead up our 200.000 product search immensly and gives much better results.
September 18, 2013