Catalog Search Refinement FREE

Version 1.1.0 - 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 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 ElasticSearch. A low price and no subscription fees means this Magento search extension gives you the best value 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.

Make sure you set up Catalog Search Type to "Like" (System -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Catalog Search). Also delete all saved search terms (Catalog -> Search Terms) after installing Catalog Search Refinement FREE extension.

IMPORTANT! Please make sure you set "Search Type" to "Like": go to System -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Catalog Search and set "Search Type" to "Like". The search refinement will not work in the "Full Text" mode.

Also, after installing the Catalog Search Refinement extension, please make sure you clear the saved search terms table. Once you search for specific terms, Magento will save the search results and will use these saved results even though your search algorithm have changed. Go to Catalog -> Search Terms and remove all saved search terms after you installed the Catalog Search Refinement extension.

Please note that this extension is not compatible with our Advanced Search with Weighted Attributes extension. If you are considering using our Advanced Search version you need to uninstall the Catalog Search Refinement FREE extension first.


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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.


ExcellentReview by Krzysztof
The serch result befor I instaled this extention was about 500. Now, after installing, the same searching keyword returns exactly what I am searching for. Great job, thank you so much!
(Using Magento (Posted on 7/17/2017)
Does what is suppose to doReview by Robert
The plugin is the only free version that is worth considering. (Posted on 11/3/2016)
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 3/13/2012)

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Version History

Version History

[2016-10-26] Version 1.1.0:

  • Fully tested and compatible with Magento 1.9.3
  • Works with the latest security patch (SUPEE-8788)

[2014-05-18] Version 1.0.8:

  • Fully tested and compatible with Magento 1.9 CE

License Agreement

Professional Extensions License Agreement

All Professional Magento Extensions (i.e. 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:

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:

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