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Catalog Search Refinement FREE

Version 1.0.8 - Compatible with CE 1.5.x - 1.9.x & EE 1.12.x - 1.14.x

Make your search results more relevant with the Catalog Search Refinement FREE Magento Extension from Activo Extensions. This simple extension provides a serious improvement to default Magento search by showing only results that contain ALL search keywords instead of ANY. Learn More

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Search Refinement FREE Magento Extension

Make the search results on your site more relevant with Catalog Search Refinement FREE Magento Extension by Activo Extensions. This simple extension makes default Magento search results more meaningful when multiple search terms are used by searching for ALL terms instead of ANY.

By default, when user enters multiple keywords in the search box, Magento searches for products containing ANY of the search keywords. This often leads to search results which do not accurately show what users are really looking for. As an example, a user is searching for red shoes and enters "red shoes" as their search term. Default Magento search will find everything that contains word "red" and everything that contains word "shoes" .

This Magento search refinement extension modifies the default search behavior to show only products that contain ALL search keywords. Going back the example above, this wold mean users will see only products that have both "red" and "shoes" in the product title or description. This leads to more accurate search results, happier customers and more orders!


Advanced Search with Weighted Attributes Magento Extension

If you're looking for more advanced search improvements, our Advanced Search with Weighted Attributes Magento Extension is your answer. This powerful Magento search extension includes weighted attributes, auto complete, auto suggest and search similarity, all without the need to install a 3rd party system like Solr or Sphinx. A low price and no subscription fees means this Magento search extension gives you the most bang for the buck on the market.



Please note there are no configuration options for this Magento search extension. Once installed, it simply changes the Magento search behavior behind the scenes. For multiple keywords it will show only products that match ALL of the keywords, instead of matching ANY of the keywords.


Community Support Forum

Have any questions, comments or suggestions about our Magento Catalog Search Refinement FREE extension?  Please visit the Catalog Search Refinement FREE support forum.


Magento Connect

Check out our Catalog Search Refinement FREE page on Magento Connect.. You can read comments/reviews about the extension and even install it from there.http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/catalog-search-refinement.html.


Testing for ANDing of search termsReview by Angelo
Works exactly as stated. Great stuff. Saved me a heap of work (Posted on 3/13/2012)
Awesome ExtensionReview by Gloria
Install in less than a minute and it just simple works! Thanks ever so much! (Posted on 3/12/2012)

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Version History

Version History

[2014-05-18] Version 1.0.8:

  • Fully tested and compatible with Magento 1.9 CE


ATTENTION! If you have installed a previous version of this extension, you must remove it BEFORE installing the new version. Use Magento Connect Manager to uninstall it (System > Magento Connect > Magento Connect Manager). If you are unable to uninstall it using Magento Connect Manager, you can uninstall it manually by removing the folder within /app/code/community/Activo/ via FTP.

Magento Connect Installation Instructions

  1. Once you purchase the extension, download the installation package by logging into your account and going to My Downloadable Products section.
  2. After you download the installation package, log into your store's admin interface and go to System > Magento Connect > Magento Connect Manager.
  3. At the Direct Package File Upload section click on Choose File button, select the package file you just downloaded and click Upload.
  4. After upload is complete, go back to the admin panel by clicking the Return to Admin link at the top right.
  5. Go to System > Cache Management and refresh the Configuration cache.
  6. IMPORTANT! After finishing the initial installation steps above, you need to log out and log in back into your store's admin interface in order to see the extension configuration.
  7. When you log back in to your admin panel, your installation process is complete and you can now configure the extension.

ATTENTION APPLE SAFARI USERS By default Safari tries to open the "safe" file extensions, this includes the .tgz packages. Therefore it will uncompress the package upon download and will make it unfit for Magento Connect. To prevent this behavior in the menu bar, go Safari > Preferences. In the "General" tab, uncheck "Open 'safe' files after downloading". This will stop Safari from automatically unzipping the files. Read more on Stack Exchange here.

See more detailed installation instructions and a screencast here:
Installing Magento Extensions Using Connect Manager


License Agreement

Professional Extensions License Agreement

All Professional Magento Extensions (ie. paid) from Activo Extensions are subject to the terms and conditions of our License Agreement. You can find the latest copy of our license agreement here: http://extensions.activo.com/license_professional

In short, you are required to purchase a separate license for each of the domains (stores) you are running this software on (excluding common variations, like adding 'www.' to the domain name). However you can run this software on multiple servers, provided that you have a separate license for each of the domains (for instance in configurations with load balancers).

You can also use a copy of this software for free on one development or one staging server per license purchased in addition to your production servers, provided that this development or staging server is not used for any live sales transactions.

Free Extensions License Agreement

All Free Magento Extensions from Activo Extensions are released under the Open Software License v. 3.0 (OSL-3.0). Please read the full license agreement here: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/OSL-3.0.

All purchases are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in our Terms of Service document. Please read it carefully.