Search Autocomplete and Suggest by aheadWorks

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Improve your online store’s usability to attract new customers and increase your sales.
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Search Autocomplete and Suggest by aheadWorks

Instant search
With the Magento Search Autocomplete and Suggest extension, you can let visitors save time when they are upon the look of the required item. Deliver the most relevant search results to your store visitors after the third character is entered. The dropdown list shows items matching search terms and customers can easily navigate to the desired product by passing the search results page.

Instant Search

Suggest search keywords
With the Search Autocomplete and Suggest extension for Magento, your clients can view the list of suggestions based on the search term. A visitor can choose any suggested keyword and go to the search results page of the selected keyword.

Search by any product attribute
The Magento Search Suggestions module allows you to restrict search results by any text attribute: product name, description, SKU, meta data, etc.

Customizable search item layout
Give your clients a sneak peek of what they are looking for. Display product name, price, picture, and even a short description in the dropdown list. You can also configure the dimension of a product thumbnail from the admin panel to fit your store design.

Customizable Template

Set up text messages of the search result list
You can customize the text in the header and footer of the search results list. The module also gives you a possibility to specify your own message that will appear in the dropdown list if nothing is found.

Text Message

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Full control over the search results list

  • Limit items displayed in the dropdown list
    You can specify the number of products to be displayed in search results list. To see all products that match search terms, visitors should click the All Results button.
  • All Results Button

  • Sort search results in alphabetical order
    All the search suggestions are displayed in alphabetical order in dropdown list by default.
  • Hide ‘Out of Stock’ products
    The Magento Search Autocomplete and Suggest module allows you to show/hide out of stock products in the search results list.
  • Fully customizable look
    With a simple CSS editing, you can change any elements including colors, borders, paddings, etc.

Fast and convenient search

  • Powered with AJAX
    Magento Search Autocomplete makes your store search much faster as it is AJAX-based and doesn’t load your full database of products, only those that have been matched.
  • Search by tags
    If the option is enabled, your store visitors can perform search by any tags assigned to products.
  • Open search result link in a new window
    The administrator can easily decide whether a product page will be opened in a new window or the current page will be refreshed after a customer clicks the required product link in the dropdown list.
  • Customizable search delay
    The module allows you to configure search delay as a customer types.
  • Preloader picture
    You can add your own preloader image to the website. It will appear in the search box when a visitor starts typing.
  • Preloader Image

And much more…

  • Translation support
  • The module adds only new features without breaking or replacing store’s original functionality
  • Uses 100% pure JavaScript and CSS, no flash or other embedded content
  • Integration with Advanced Search by aheadWorks

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Release Notes

Changelog v.3.4.2

2014-06-26 09:28:58
  • Version number: 3.4.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
* Incorrect position of the preloader image in the Search field
* Incorrect position of the popup window with search results
* Incorrect look of the popup window

Changelog v.3.4.1

2014-03-24 12:08:22
  • Version number: 3.4.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
* Incorrect search when both “Name” and “Description” attributes were selected

Changelog v.3.4

2014-01-31 12:43:14
  • Version number: 3.4
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
+ Suggested Keywords
+ "All Results" button

Changelog v.3.3.5

2014-01-10 12:13:01
  • Version number: 3.3.5
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
* Minor bugfixes

Changelog v.3.3.4

2013-11-20 08:01:36
  • Version number: 3.3.4
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.12, 1.13
+ Stability and speed improvements.
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Search Autocomplete and Suggest by aheadWorks 5 5 13 13
Fantastic extension - well worth paying for. Magento's search leaves a lot to be desired - we tried some free ones but they never did exactly what we wanted. This one installed fine and worked a treat. We have one small issue with 1.7 and they logged in and sorted it out within a day. Superb support. Cannot recommend more. February 18, 2014
Wonderful on-the-fly search addition with images The Google autocomplete feature is great, suggesting terms on the fly as I type. This module adds even to that: it can show product pictures, which make finding what I'm looking for even easier. September 20, 2013
Amazing support This extension works as described and the support is amazing - fast and reliable. June 28, 2013
Great module, highly recommended! Recently bought Search Autocomplete and Suggest and got it up-and-running within minutes. It works like a charm. Recommended for everyone who wants to add better search functionality to their shop(s). Very satisfied with this extension! June 25, 2013
Excellent addon We are a regular customer of AheadWorks and we've been using AdvancedSearch for some time now. We decided to replace magento's autocomplete with Search & Autocomplete and we are very happy we did so. As always customer support was excellent. Highly recommended. April 2, 2013
Although the plugin works perfectly I had a couple of little issues with my styles. I contacted their technical support and their service was so fast and excellent, that I must recommend you this extension. December 21, 2012
The extension works good. Bit i've rarely seen such an effort to protect 89$ software (ewcore = 2MB / ewsearchsuggest = 520Kb) this is very annoying. And they sent advertising in the Magento backend! June 18, 2012
Works perfect on 1.6.2. Definitely worth the money. I spent 3h trying the free extensions here on magento connect. Nothing worked. Do yourself a favor and spend the money. BTW: I am NOT associated with the developers. Just a happy client. May 13, 2012
Disappointed. Desperate for a search that works in 1.5, I went to their website to try the demo. On the surface this one looked good and almost got me. I liked the pop down with thumbs under the Quick Search. But when I searched the word "cat" and "hem" after seeing the cat t-shirt come up on the site. It pulled up the t-shirt and an apple computer.?.?.? Then I searched "cat" and it pulled 19 products from blackberrys to apple computers, including the cat t-shirt. However the most relevant item in the results, the cat t-shirt, which had "cat" in the name, came up at the bottom of the search results. I get it that its searching partial words, and it is better than anything i could write, but I was disappointed. August 2, 2011
This review is based on using this particular module for over 6 months on a production site. I looked up a lot of other similar modules before settling for this one .. and even though this was pricier than others, I am happy that I chose it. The module works as advertised, but also not a hair more. And if you want to add even a little bit of functionality, then prepare yourself on paying good amount to them. So it is imperative that you clarify the exact functionality of the module before you purchase it. Installation is straight forward and I don't remember any problems with it. But the best part has to be their support, which is simply top notch. The module was giving me problems with IE6, and even though it did take the support team sometime to fix it, they were eventually able to fix the problem. They also offered me the 3.0 upgrade from my 2.2 version free of cost. I would definitely recommend this module to anyone who wants to add this much needed functionality to their website. July 14, 2011
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Hello i want to include multiple (2) searchs on my magento shop for different attributes.

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