Search ― Advanced Sphinx Search Pro

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This extension enables the Sphinx-powered search with high-performance and more relevant search results.
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Search ― Advanced Sphinx Search Pro

Advanced Sphinx Search Pro replaces default search with the Sphinx-powered search. So search works faster and search results are much more relevant. Using a Sphinx search engine increases conversion of visitors who look up the product on the website by more than 50%!

Product search connects your products to the shoppers searching for them, helping you drive sales to your store. On average, 20% of visitors use the search. These are the visitors who know what they want and are looking for it to buy. These visitors make a half of your revenue. That is why the quality and speed of product search significantly affects the sales. All these tasks are performed by Magento Advanced Search extension.

Advanced Sphinx Search Pro can significantly improve the speed and quality of search results. This Magento search module replaces the standard search of Magento by search of enterprise level provided by Sphinx.

How does it work?

Sphinx search engine indexes the database products of Magento store and gathers the necessary information for searching to a special data storage. When a user makes a search in the online store, our Magento Advanced Search module refers with the search query to the Sphinx to obtain search results and displays them to a user. Everything happens very quickly.

Main Features

  • Significantly improved search relevance (quality)
  • Google-like search syntax
  • Product attributes weighting
  • Supports morphological word forms dictionaries (like Solr or Lucene search engine)
  • Supports stemming (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, German, Dutch, Russian, Swedish and Czech are available for Sphinx)
  • Built-in dictionary of synonyms (60730 words)
  • Built-in dictionary of stopwords (665 words)
  • Search products by tags
  • Search products by category names
  • Search products by associated products attributes (skus, name, model etc)
  • "Long tail" search strategy
  • Search Landing Pages
  • Search by multiple content types:
    – Catalog Products
    – Catalog Categories
    – Catalog Attribute
    – CMS Pages
    – Blog (AW Blog, Wordpress)
    – VBulletin Forum
    – AW Knowledge Base
    – Search Terms
    – Articles, News etc
  • High Indexing speed
  • High Searching speed of over 500 queries/sec against 1,000,000 skus

Search Quality Comparsion

For tests we used a database with sample data provided by Magento. You can check yourself using Live Demo

Sphinx Search Engine is used by following companies:

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Need even better Magento Search Results? Try our extension Sphinx Search Ultimate which combined the best achievements in the field of web search!

Extra Features

  • Easy to install, easy to upgrade, just copy to use
  • Support multiple stores and multiple languages
  • 100% open-source
  • 30-days free support
  • 30-days money back guarantee
  • No core modifications. Safe Magento updates

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2 Backend Demo

User Manual

Check extension User Manual here

Magento 2 Advanced Sphinx Search Pro

M1 Extension Versions

Changelog v.2.3.2

2014-07-29 15:59:34
  • Version number: 2.3.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9
+ Added ability to search by Google search box snippets
+ Added ability to simultaneously search by all store views
+ Added ability to redirect if search return single result (redirect to product page)
+ Added few new search indexes
* Added ability to search by few wordpress blogs
* Big improvements of landing page functionality

Changelog v.2.3.0

2013-09-18 15:19:56
  • Version number: 2.3.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
+ Full refactoring
+ Interface improvements
+ Integrated with backend Global Search
+ Added related static block content to Catalog Category Search Index
* small improvements and fixes

Changelog v.2.1.3

2013-03-05 17:41:23
  • Version number: 2.1.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
+ Added the ability to search for products by category name, so the user can use in queries not only the names, descriptions, attributes of the products and category names
+ Ability to use stop words
+ Added the terrific ability to specify synonyms. I.e. if you have the goods on the site like 22 "Syncmaster LCD Monitor, you can set the synonyms" - inch, inches, in, and a user can find the product at the query "lcd 22 in", "22 inches monitor", "samsung 22 inch"
* Improved reindexing speed

Changelog v.1.0.12

2012-10-16 17:59:00
  • Version number: 1.0.12
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
+ Extended relavance

Changelog v.1.0.0

2012-10-16 17:58:05
  • Version number: 1.0.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
Stable Release

Does the module supports the following?

Hello, I have a few questions about settings of this module that I've bought. • If you type the brand word not 100% correct, will it show any results or suggestions? • Can it look for certain related words? • Is autofill possible? Thanks a lot! Kind regards, Tolga
Asked by: tirongraphics
Hello Tolga, Ultimate version support all these features: https://mirasvit.com/magento-extensions/sphinx-search-ultimate.html
Answered by: Mirasvit
Date published: 2016-12-03

Sphinx install included?

Does this extension include the Sphinx engine install or is that separate?
Asked by: ehonda
Hello, Our extension can use 2 search engines: built-in sphinx engine (default mode) and external sphinx engine. For use external sphinx engine, you need install sphinx on server (our support team can install sphinx engine, if you provide accesses to server)
Answered by: Mirasvit
Date published: 2014-10-04

Sphinx Search Ultimate

Hello, Thanks for your answer. We just bought the normal version and thought it supported all the features I mentioned before. Is there a way to upgrade, or do we have to pay the full price for Sphinx Search Ultimate? Looking forward to hear from you. Kind regards, Tolga
Asked by: tirongraphics
You can pay only difference. Just send request to our support team.
Answered by: Mirasvit
Date published: 2016-12-03
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  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_3
  • loc_en_US, sid_14863, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LOCALE, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_magento
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Search ― Advanced Sphinx Search Pro is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real Search performance boost This is a huge performance boost for search if you would compare to the default one. I highly recommend the module and Mirasvit as they have an outstanding support.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than default Magento search We've been using this extension since we went live with our Magento store in 2013, and have upgraded it once. This extension is much better than the default Magento search, and being able to redirect searches to a category is a great feature. This is one of our most-used extensions, as we look at internal search terms daily, optimize and redirect as needed, and let the extension handle all the heavy lifting.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, excellent, excellent Excellent, easy to use search extension. They've covered all the bases for a solid extension to integrate with sphinx. This may not be suitable for stores with enterprise-level advanced requirements, but for 95% of Magento stores out there, this extension greatly improves the user's search experience. Requires some customization and tweaking to match your store (search terms, etc) like any other extension. Glad that the developers integrated commonly used customization instead of a cookie-cutter approach. And the knowledge base & dev support is second to none. They know what their doing
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, easy to install, don't need eternal sphinx installation I tried several 'better search' extensions, but none of them worked very well, or were very cumbersome to install. This extension worked great, right out of the box. Originally I thought I needed my own Sphinx installation (you can run your own Sphinx installation), but this extension can run without it. There was one issue where one of my existing extensions, but the support team quickly found the problem and was able to fix this. I will come to this extension first for better search functionality on any of my new stores.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works great The Magento search out of the box leaves a lot to be desired, but Sphinx Advanced Search Pro almost instantly makes it 1000% better. I'd prefer if there was a magento connect extension manager install method instead of having to copy files directly to Magento. That's my only gripe though.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Search interface for Magento I have used this extension for a couple of months already and it is absolutely an amazing one. The visual auto-complete results that come up instantly as you type is stunning, it displays images of the product with descriptions and it is blazing fast. For me, I use simple settings in search rules which work out the best for my situation. The service is definitely 5 star. The support team is very efficient and they are very professional and fast. Definitely recommended. I am using it on Magento
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Search Engine for Magento We have been using this extension for 2 years and have never needed to look at another or look back. Prior to this, we tried several other options, but nothing was working. This extension worked from day one and our users really appreciate this search feature as compared to our competition. Support from Mirasvit is always wonderful. All emails get replied within a few minutes and errors, if any, get rectified in a couple of hours on all weekdays.
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great module by Mirasvit this search module enables you to choose name, category, brand etc while indexing the search data which is really a top feature on base magento feature. the results also come in category,brand and product pages separately which is another added advantage. Great module by Mirasvit and their support awsome.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing extension, exceptional support This extension is a dream - solves a lot of problems with Magento Search. The Mirasvit Support guys respond immediately to emails and helped me install and configure the extension within hours. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great extension and support This extension works very well and does exactly what is described. Support is great too and fast response! They helped me to configured the extension.
Date published: 2013-06-04
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  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_18
  • loc_en_US, sid_14863, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_magento

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