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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

Version 1.4.5

2012-01-13 23:13:55
  • Version number: 1.4.5
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1
Improved english stemmer

Version 1.4.4

2012-01-08 14:35:54
  • Version number: 1.4.4
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1
- moved self-diagnozing page under System to save space in Top navigation in admin
- modified licensing display (only at store level)

Version 1.4.3

2011-12-27 22:10:07
  • Version number: 1.4.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1
- cleaned product attributes
- added option to control search results - to set product to be on TOP or BOTTOM of the list

Version 1.4.2

2011-12-22 22:08:32
  • Version number: 1.4.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1
- self-diagnozing page - removed store 0 from indexes list
- cleaned code to not produce any E_NOTICE notices

Version 1.4.1

2011-12-08 22:06:27
  • Version number: 1.4.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1
Modified self-diagnozing page only

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_24, h_4CST
  • 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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Better magento search - best search extension is rated 1.8 out of 5 by 80.
Rated out of 5 by from Very good extension, easy install. I had a small problem with 404 no found page in backend, but it was due to active memcache...worked fine after restarted memchache. Support was very fast and accurate. Overall very satisfied by the product
Date published: 2012-05-14
Rated out of 5 by from We can recommend this extension to everybody who runs a store with multiple products. Magento built in search engine leaves very much to desire. As webdevelopers we know from our clients experience that store search engine is one of key features to keep the sales up. That extension has fully met our expectations. It runs fast, reliable and returns very accurate results. What is also worth to mention is their great support and all the way assintance, that is really something that you can't come across very often. What more is there to say, we are pretty sure you won't be dissapointed.
Date published: 2012-04-14
Rated out of 5 by from We have been very unimpressed with the search with the 1.6.2 upgrade. It was bad enough that customers would call out of pure frustration. This extension looked like a perfect fix for our site. We paid them 30.00 to install it and it was more than worth it. Matt
Date published: 2012-03-14
Rated out of 5 by from Great extension and Fantastic support! They state 4-8 hours for a reply. I was getting 1-2 minutes! Works a treat and no problems getting it configured. 100% recommended.
Date published: 2012-03-12
Rated out of 5 by from Great extension, can't even compare it to the regular out-of-the-box search! If you need your store to have a proper search engine, this is the perfect extension for you - doesn't require additional software installed on the server, just install the extension, configure it, index the database and you're all set - enjoy the improved search results. Easy to install, easy to configure, prompt and friendly support, works like a charm on a 1GB+ database. Totally recommend!
Date published: 2012-03-10
Rated out of 5 by from Good extension and a really great support. I had some issues during installation (mainly due to my hosting plan) but people from Php4u helped me in all ways. They didn't stop helping me untill I had my new Search extension running perfectly. Goog job.Thanks.
Date published: 2012-02-22
Rated out of 5 by from BSL from Php4u is one of the most useful magento extensions to have. The support of fuzzy and plural searches is necessary for any commercial-grade search product. Blast Search Lucene has these functionalities, while the default magento search does not. The support for multiple-pass search process is straight-forward and very practically useful. My configuration is to use fulltext-exact-and search in the first pass, fulltext-fuzzy-and search in the second, and fulltext-wildcard-and in the last pass. This works out great for my store of 10K SKUs. This extension is much better than the default one and the other extensions like the Better Store Search. I spent a few hundred dollars on that and had to drop it after using it. BSS is better in marketing but is not in the same useful level compared to this one because the technology used underline is different. BSS uses native MYSQL search while BSL uses much more powerful Lucene. There is still some basic functionalities to be expected from BSL, such as supporting synonyms, taking advantage of the fuzzy factor, more flexible combination of search passes, etc. One thing I do not like about this extension is that the code is obfusticated and you won't to able to do your own enhancement and customization in source code level. However, the bottom line is that you won’t go wrong with this purchase.
Date published: 2012-02-19
Rated out of 5 by from Great support... had some issues and they helped out within minutes...
Date published: 2012-01-16
Rated out of 5 by from Glad someone has an affordable, lightweight, serious search extension like this. Magento's default search is insanely bad, and this is insanely good. Simple things like plural search are very valuable in real-world scenarios. And the support is the fastest I think i've ever used, anywhere. Hopefully this does what we need for years to come. 5 stars. It even has ability to prioritize individual products, which is not listed on the specs.
Date published: 2012-01-06
Rated out of 5 by from Great product with very fast support! It took a little time for our store to index properly, but the extension is exactly what we were looking for. A+ support!
Date published: 2011-12-16
  • y_2017, m_2, d_24, h_1
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_7, bvpage2n
  • 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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