Have you ever thought about the reforming native Magento search functionality? Make the process of search easy and pleasant for your visitors. Help them find what they really want.
The Advanced Search extension uses an external search engine Sphinx and gives you a possibility to make your search faster and displays results in an attractive and convenient way.
Advanced Search v.1.3 makes the server connection testing much easier. After defining the required server path, address, and port, you can click the “Test connection” button to find out whether the settings are correct and the connection is successful.
Since the version 1.3, you shouldn’t restart Sphinx manually every time after its reindex or crash - it will be restarted automatically.
Moreover, the process of full reindexing has become much more convenient in Advanced Search - now it is launched by cron every day at fixed time.
The following bugs have been fixed in the latest version:
- incorrect full reindex
- EscapeString function was not implemented
- '#' symbol was not acceptable in MySQL password
- search was very slow on Magento CE 184.108.40.206
Remember, if your support period is active, you can download the latest version of the extension absolutely for free!
Find the complete list of features on the Advanced Search extension page.