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Free autocompleter. "Do you mean? as standard". Magento search results improved in minutes
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Better magento search - best search extension

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Compatible with Autocompleter

Single domain or one installation license model - simple!

  • Forget about magento search problems! Index only new products fast!
  • Improve speed, relevance of the results
  • Quick and easy installation - almost zero configuration required!
  • Compatible with all magento community versions (including and Magento Enterprise as well!
  • Extension have active support within 4-8 hours
  • No JAVA Lucene installation needed - no SOLR/sphinx server required

Main features (v2.3.5 – released 23 October 2016):

  • "Do You mean" functionality
  • Custom 404 page - to convert lost customers into orders
  • Compatible with Magmi importer (via luceneproductdeleter plugin) and autocomplete extensions such as AheadWorks and other
  • Magento synonyms and word level synonyms supported (search KEYWORD1 and KEYWORD2)
  • Diagnosing page with full extension state insights
  • Product or queries with HYPENS are fully supported - Hyphenated word searches supported
  • Searching by product tags
  • Configurable list of ignored/stop words
  • Simple products added with config
  • Result can be build on exact, fuzzy and wildcard queries (joined result mode)
  • Set product to be on the TOP or BOTTOM of the list
  • Product attributes booster (weighting) for all searchable attributes
  • Singular/Plurar ENGLISH stemmer - searching for computers or computer will work as expected
  • API access via SOAP or XMLRPC -
  • cron job for scheduled indexing at night
  • incremental indexing - possibility to index only new/updated products – that will save time and enable to resume indexing if fails
  • tested with big number of SKUs
  • great configuration options
  • lucene results below (0.01s) – yes – that quick
  • easy to install (via pear, ftp or connect) – look below
  • easy to maintain (rebuild index and you’re ready to go)
  • phrase of fulltext search mode
  • log file to track any problems
    zero code experience required (only installation skills which is super easy)
  • buy with confidence – 7 days money back if you experience any problems and we can’t make it work for you (need proof – for example live site, log files and index folder)
M1 Extension Versions


2016-10-23 20:19:29
  • Version number: 2.3.5
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2
Fix for Magento

Version 2.2.3

2014-06-02 07:55:47
  • Version number: 2.2.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9
Installation improvements
Button to manually recreate product attributes

Version 2.0

2013-08-05 07:24:30
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
– completely new indexer where all fields are stored separately
– indexer is processing only searchable and enabled products – no time wasting for invisible items anymore
– improved indexer log
– completely redesigned self-diagnosing page
– completely new Catalog search terms page – with different time breakdown
– clear licensing screen – all stores in one view
– fixed E_NOTICE in 404 controller


2013-02-21 23:02:57
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
- improvements to custom CLI indexer
- improved handling slashes and backslashes
- added option to push out of stock products to the end of the list


2013-02-11 21:40:40
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
- improved 404 handling, added event for parsed data
- fixed problem with mass product action (status change)
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SOLR needs be installed?

Does lucene refer to Apache lucene and does it run on solr? Or, is solr an added option?
Asked by: whatsthebigidea
Hi Thanks for the answer. No - SOLR is not required as we use php port to Lucene. Please let us know if you have any other concerns
Answered by: Php4u
Date published: 2014-12-13

CMS Content

Hello, Please answer the previous question about CMS content. Does Blast Lucene offer the option to index CMS content, and if not, when will that feature be made available? Thanks
Asked by: Brineub101
Hi Please see answer above. That can be done, but we had small number of requests for it.
Answered by: Php4u
Date published: 2014-12-13

Does it index CMS Content

Hi, Can't see an example of the CMS content being indexed. Is this possible? Thanks
Asked by: osullip
Hi Sorry for delay in reply - but those questions are not posted to us from connect. If enough people will want it - we can add cms indexing there. For now only 3 people in 3 years asked for it.
Answered by: Php4u
Date published: 2014-12-13

I tried to contact you through your website

But the reCAPTCHA isn't working. Please give me an an email address I can use to ask about custom programming. Thanks!
Asked by: Jacob Halpert

What versions of Magento Enterprise are you compatible with?

I work for a company that runs three magento enterprise sites and we're looking to refine our searches for each site. Is your extension compatible with Magento Enterprise v1.13.1.0 and v1.14.2.0? Thanks, Chris
Asked by: precog

Module din't work on magento 1.9?

Hi! We've bought your Magento module for, and set up as a developer (Andras Tokai is our developer), and after this it stopped working. This happened 5 days ago, however you are not replying to our tickets. The ticket can be found here: I see two opportunities: - you or we make the module working before Sunday midnight (17/07/2016) - OR we need to refund the transaction Looking forward to your response, Best Regards Norbert Gyetvai CEO developer team of
Asked by: Norbo

Live site URL change

Hi, When we purchased the extension we bought it for SIMMISHOES.COM. However, we have manage to acquire new domain, which is SIMMI.COM. So, we will be going live with Do we need to do anything from our end? If so please guide us through. Many thanks.
Asked by: footcandyltd

Do I need to install anything on my server

Do I need to install any php module or other middleware on my web server for this extension to work?
Asked by: perspektiveweb

How can I enable search by SKU?

I would like to add sku to the search . How can I do that?
Asked by: muriloaz
  • y_2017, m_2, d_20, h_5CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_9
  • loc_en_US, sid_7969, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LOCALE, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_magento
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About the Developer

This extension was developed by and is supported by Php4u

Better magento search - best search extension is rated 1.8 out of 5 by 80.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work at all, developers weren't able (or willing) to fix it I purchased this extension with high hopes of improving search. Unfortunately, it did the opposite. It wouldn't index simple fields like the 'name' field. I contacted support, and didn't get any response for 4 days. When they finally did respond, they were still slow, and finally said "we are unable to support this." I ended up having to uninstall the extension and try something new. It may have been a problem on my end somewhere (perhaps a conflict with a different extension?), but support was not helpful in helping me pinpoint the problem, and they obfuscate their code so that it is impossible for me to debug on my own. I did rate the developer support "fair", because they were willing to give me a refund (even after the refund window had closed)
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product with great support! I am running a bi-lingual Magento store in English and Chinese. Because of the nature of Chinese writing, when we just installed the product we couldn't get it work for Chinese characters searching. With hours' very patient help from php4u, problem was resolved smoothly. Very pleased with the support! Thanks!
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Excellent Support We had been running the extension for over 18 months without any issues when we moved to a new server. We then had issues with the module, however after an email or two to the support team at PHP4U they were really helpful and guided us through getting all of our issues resolved! We now have a fully functional, fast and accurate search tool that simply works! Would recommend this extension to anyone thats looking for a quality search function on their magento site! Plus super support from the guys at PHP4U is the icing on the cake!
Date published: 2014-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great extension & Support Easy to install, had a few issues when installed which was resolved quickly with great customer support.
Date published: 2014-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice extension, great price, awesome support I've been using this extension for over 2 years now for various sites on which I've worked. I love it. It's handled thousands of products just as well as it handles sites with 50 products. The extension grows with each new update. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Extension. Must Have! After building our Magento site, the aim was to enhance the users ability to search. Magento does not do this well as a standard feature. After installing this feature and bypassing an issue thanks to the great 'Developer Support', the search was working just as described. With great search functionality comes increased conversion. No matter how good the navigation from homepage to product is, the search bar will always be the go to place upon arriving on a sites homepage. The extension pays for itself in a matter of minutes.
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievably Impressive This extension not only performs as stated - it exceeds expectations. I cannot believe how much more relevant our site search results are. I only wish that we had found this extension sooner. We have tried a bunch of other extensions and not one came close to this one in terms of: - Relevance, - Ease of installation, - Support from the development team, and of-course, - Speed This is a no brainer, seriously. Installation is super simple, any support you require is quickly provided by a friendly and efficient staff. If you haven't already done so, give this extension a try. You won't regret it.
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Slow It looks as though a lot of time went into developing this extension but unfortunately the deal breaker for us was that it was too slow. It took 15 to 60+ seconds to complete product searches which in the world of eCommerce will cost sales. It was especially noticeable with the suggestions dropdown that we paid extra for. We run ~5000 skus with mostly default attribute set. When we asked the developer about this they responded "do you want us to show you how fast it is on our server?" I indicated this wouldn't help us so after logging in to our server they recommend we upgrade it. To give readers context, we upgraded to an AWS c3.large and got a consultant to optimize our Nginx / php-fpm / redis config. This didn't help the search speed much. We also tried many admin settings for the extension with no speed up. Just a note on documentation: there was no documentation on how to integrate the suggestions dropdown. When we asked support for docs they said "our javascript is fully extensible." In the end we tried copying and pasting some code from their demo site to get it working. The quality of the search results themselves however were good and we were very sad that we couldn't use this extension in the end. We did end up just getting another server and installing Apache Solr on it. We found an extension that would connect community edition to Solr. This provided <1 second responses and noticeably more accurate results. Also note that if you do plan to try this extension, their refund period is only three days so if you get delayed working with support just be aware of that. In short this extension did not "blast" like they said it would and trying to figure out documentation and support was also not a "blast".
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best search module I've come across We use this module on almost all of our client's sites. It works out of the box, all you need to do is reindex your catalogsearch_fulltext table. Lots and lots of settings to dial in the search results however you want, but the default settings work just as well. Support is also excellent, they are always willing to lend a hand. I would recommend this module to anyone.
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb search extension - Excellent value for money When it comes to the default Magento search function it is widely known that it doesn't do the job properly. The search bar is used very frequently by customers and the default Magento search returns lots of unrelated products when using multiple keywords which can lead to customers giving up finding the actual products they are interested in. Having installed this extension the results are filtered perfectly for customers and it even has fuzzy logic so it matches words when customers type in the keywords wrong or slightly altered (e.g plural words, synonyms) Highly recommended product. Also the support is first class from the developer
Date published: 2014-04-03
  • y_2017, m_2, d_20, h_10
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_80
  • loc_en_US, sid_7969, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_magento

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