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Advanced Search for Magento 2

Make the search process as easy as it can be with Magento 2 Advanced Search. Help customers instantly find the products they need. Flexibly customize the autocomplete popup.

  1. Use advanced autocomplete window
  2. Display recent and popular searches
  3. Enable search in categories, products and on CMS pages
  4. Customize search window layout
  5. Display 'Add to cart' button in the autocomplete popup
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Streamline product search process

Need a tool to help customers quickly find necessary products? Our Search Autocomplete extension will help you expand default search functionality with new features specially developed to improve your store usability. Provide visitors with detailed search information based on products, categories and CMS pages. Show recent and most popular search data and let shoppers add products to cart right from the autocomplete suggestion window.

What benefits do you get for your store

Boost sales with the accelerated product search process

Stay ahead of competitors timely analyzing buyers' demands

Optimize search performance with various search info blocks

  • Add filtering by attributes with priority
  • Display an advanced autocomplete popup window
  • Display Add to cart button and product reviews
  • Redirect from 404 pages to the search results
  • Specify search window size and custom layout
  • Add search results for CMS and landing pages content
  • Set short Magento 2 Advanced Search URL for results
  • Display out-of-stock items last in the results

Include product attributes in search algorithm

Show recent and popular searches on the first click

NEW | Search results Tabs

NEW | Sections for categories, blog, CMS, brand, landing pages

Display Add to cart, View All and Reviews buttons

Customize autocomplete window layout


How does Magento 2 advanced search work?

The module makes the searching process intuitive. The customer clicks on the search box and sees the popular and latest search requests. They start typing a request, and the module shows a popup with relevant Magento 2 advanced search results with category or products. Customers can search for any product attribute, for example, color. This extension uses a MySQL engine to make the process fast and seamless. Also, it is fully compatible with built-in Magento EE Solr and Elasticsearch.

Stay ahead of competitors by understanding the demand

Maximize profits by analyzing visitors' recent activity and the data gained on the Search Analytics dashboard, including the next values: total searches, unique searches, the number of users and users’ engagement. The Engagement statistics includes the page jumps to Brands, Categories, Blog, CMS & Landing pages. Also, with the Magento 2 custom search module, you have the ability to monitor customers' recent activity and the most wanted search terms via special grids in the backend.

advanced search for magento 2

Boost conversions with an instant search tool

Show recent and popular search suggestions

With the Magento 2 Advanced Search extension you can display recent and popular search results once a customer clicks on the quick search window. Specify the maximal number of products you want to show and set the sort order position to display the block according to your needs.

Benefit from related search terms

Streamline the search flow by organizing related search keywords. This way, the extension would foresee what customer wanted to find and will automatically display relevant results.

Select colors for popup elements

Choose the color for each search window elementaccording to your needs. Use color picker to select the necessary tint in seconds. You can also indicate the window width in pixels to make it fit in with other page elements.

Show Add to cart button

The purpose of the search is to instantly lead customers to a product they need. Display Add to cart button next to the product in the search autocomplete popup to let users purchase necessary products right away. Additionally, there are Add to wishlist, Add to Compare icons, to bookmark products on the fly.

Display product reviews

To help customers make the purchase decision much faster you can show product reviews and ratings right in the search autocomplete window.

Set autocomplete parameters

With the advanced search feature customers won't have to insert the entire word to start searching. You can specify the minimal number of characters which customers need to type in to trigger the search process.

Display various search info blocks

Search results based on CMS pages content

Add search results based on CMS pages to the autocomplete window to provide customers with detailed search results. Specify maximal page name and content length not to overload the search window with excessive characters.

Results based on Landing pages

With Landing Pages for Magento 2, it is possible to additionally have a Landing section in the search pop with clickable results.

Results based on Brands

Having installed Shop by Brands for Magento 2, you can display Brands section in the search pop.

Category based search results

Enable categories block to show search results based on category attributes. Determine maximal length for category names and descriptions to make your search autocomplete window look informative and clear.

Search results for blog pages

This module supports the Amasty Blog Pro extension to help store visitors find the required content on your corporate blog.

Search in FAQ section

Help users find anything they have in mind! With this extension, the search will also return results from the FAQ and Product Questions pages, created with the Amasty extension.

magento 2 elasticsearch extension

Extend your search functionality, employing Elasticsearch engine

In case you need even more flexible search query settings, that allow you to specify search logic and types for each particular product attribute, try out the new Amasty extension Elastic Search for Magento 2.

Find out which search solution is the most suitable for your business needs

Key features Advanced Search Elastic Search
Use advanced autocomplete window + +
Display recent and popular searches + +
Enable search in categories, products, in blog, brand, landing pages & FAQ + +
Display 'Add to cart' button in the autocomplete popup + +
Add filtering by attributes with priority + +
Display related search terms + +
Show product reviews and ratings in the search window + +
Redirect from 404 pages to the search results + +
Provide synonym results and spell correction +
Show alternative variants, when there are 0 found items +
Promote certain products in the search results +
Provide enhanced category search +
Enable long-tail search +
Search analytics dashboard + +

How to configure Magento 2 search settings?

  • Go to Stores > Settings > Configuration.
  • In the Catalog tab, choose Catalog and open the Catalog Search section.
  • Set MYSQL in the Search Engine field.
  • Specify Minimal Query Length and Maximum Query Length.
  • Limit the Number of top search results to cache.
  • Enter Autocomplete Limit.
  • To enable search suggestions and recommendations, set Yes for the Enable Search Suggestions and Enable Search Recommendations fields.
  • Save the changes.

Product questions

What is the difference between Elastic Search and Advanced Search extensions for Magento 2?

If compared we can say that Advanced Search extension is a part of Elastic Search that deals mainly with modifying the autocomplete popup by adding various product attributes to it and making it more user friendly. It also modified the search result page by adding separate tabs for products, categories, CMS and other entities. Read the full answer to learn more details.

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  • 100% Open Source — Easy To Customize
  • Follows Magento Code Architecture
  • Separated HTML/CSS/JS
  • Simple installation via Composer
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6 Reviews
Jun 28, 2018
Totally satidfied
Excellent support team, very fast and helpful. They resolved my problem in a few hours. The plugin in itself is also great. Amasty is awesome and always delivers swift and efficient service.
Apr 11, 2018
Intuitive, valuable functionality, responsive support
A good extension. The design is easily customized, the UI for setting up attributes is convenient and intuitive. Some time ago I had an issue with caching, turned to amasty support, they answered very quickly and helped to solve the problem. Since March, module can redirect customers from a broken URL to search results page. I see that this makes my store more user-friendly. Thanks!
Dec 07, 2017
Good quality
This is very good extension to enhance the search process. Users rely on search coming to my store. The quick response of the support team make me fully satisfied.
Aug 31, 2017
Improves the search process
Easy to install, easy to use, improves the search process, works as described, one more great extension by Amasty!
Jul 05, 2017
Great extension and support!
I'd like to say "Thank you" to Amasty team for this handy search solution. It works exactly like described. The best customer service as usual. All questions have been answered within couple of hours. Great job!
Dec 21, 2016
I gave what I expected
I bought this extension a month ago and it works great. At the start, I had some specific issues, but Amasty support replied in an hour or two and fixed my problems very fast.

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Version 1.14.8
Last Update: Jul 29, 2020
1.14.8 - Jul 29, 2020:
  • Compatibility compatibility with Magento 2.4 was added
  • Compatibility now the extension is compatible with Amasty Jet Theme
  • Fix we implemented corrections to the process of adding products to cart from autocomplete popup
  • Fix we fixed the issue of browser non-responding if ESC key is clicked several times for autocomplete popup
1.14.7 - Jun 09, 2020:
  • Fix now the title of Blog Pro tab is displayed correctly on search results pages
1.14.6 - May 29, 2020:
  • Improvement we improved code constructions for Magento Marketplace standards
1.14.5 - May 08, 2020:
  • Compatibility we improved compatibility with Amasty Blog Pro and Shop by Brand extensions by performing enhancements in plugin's indexation
  • Fix we corrected the filtration on Analytics grid
  • Fix we resolved the issue with excess query calling with Recent and Popular Searches functionality disabled in autocomplete popup
  • Fix we fixed files matching in case of enabled redirect from 404 to search results page
1.14.4 - May 06, 2020:
  • Fix we corrected product link URL in multistore case for search popup
1.14.3 - Mar 10, 2020:
  • Fix we rechecked and established correct dependency on jQuery UI library
1.14.2 - Mar 03, 2020:
  • Compatibility compatibility with Amasty Blog Was improved
1.14.1 - Feb 29, 2020:
  • Fix we resolved issue with missing products in search popup with Elastic Search enabled
1.14.0 - Feb 17, 2020:
  • New now the plugin's package contains MFTF tests aimed at quality and stability enhancement
  • Improvement we optimized the quantity of queries required for autocomplete pop-up display
  • Fix we resolved the issue with incorrect category URL in pop-up
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Version 1.13.5
Last Update: Feb 12, 2020
1.13.5 - Feb 12, 2020:
  • Improvement we implemented enhancement of Autocomplete Popup indexation to avoid memory issues in case of large catalogs
  • Compatibility compatibility with Magento 2.3.4 was improved
1.13.4 - Dec 26, 2019:
  • Improvement minor improvement was implemented
1.13.3 - Dec 10, 2019:
  • Improvement we implemented design enhancement of related search terms dislaying on storefront
  • Improvement we added a new option that allows you to control search field width - now you the field can keep the same width during searching process and doesn't get resized according to the width of autocomplete window
  • Fix we corrected the malfunctioning of search with special characters in search query
1.13.2 - Nov 13, 2019:
  • Fix we resolved issue with customer groups and cache
  • Fix we fixed error with indexation
1.13.1 - Oct 24, 2019:
  • Improvement we reviewed and enhanced the logic of Popular Searches block in autocomplete popup
  • Fix we resolved the incorrect behavior of search popup on mobile devices
  • Fix we fixed the issue with incorrect URLs in autocomplete popup in case of 'Add Store Code to Urls' setting enabled
  • Fix minor fixes were implemented
1.13.0 - Sep 27, 2019:
  • New we introduced a new functionality which adds related search queries to search result page
  • Improvement we improved the redirect from 404 to search result page
  • Improvement we improved search popup first byte time, which speeded up search and autocomplete window displaying
  • Compatibility we added compatibility with Amasty FAQ and Product Questions plugin. If search terms are included into existing FAQ categories and questions, corresponding findings will be shown in search autocomplete window and under separate tab on search results page
Version 1.12.10
Last Update: Sep 17, 2019
1.12.10 - Sep 17, 2019:
  • Improvement plugin’s SEO was enhanced
  • Compatibility due to resolving of several styling issues we improved the compatibility of extension’s elements with Porto theme
1.12.9 - Aug 23, 2019:
  • Improvement we removed an overlay for autocomplete pop-up for better user experience
  • Fix we fixed the problem with 'Add to compare' functionality in the search pop-up
  • Fix we resolved an issue with sku with special characters missing in results on the search page
  • Fix we resolved minor issue with 'Most Wanted Search Terms' grid pagination
1.12.8 - Jul 24, 2019:
  • Compatibility compatibility with Magento 2.3.2 was enhanced
  • Fix issue with popup styles was resolved
  • Fix issue with special characters was fixed
1.12.7 - May 14, 2019:
  • Compatibility the compatibility with Amasty FAQ and Product Questions extension was added
  • Fix an issue with closing pop-up on iOS was resolved
1.12.6 - Apr 22, 2019:
  • Fix an issue with url indexation was resolved
1.12.5 - Apr 22, 2019:
  • Improvement the autocomplete popup indexation was enhanced. It covers the products indexation now. This feature comes with Amasty Elastic Search extension only
  • Fix an issue with autocomplete pop-up in IE11 was resolved
  • Fix an issue with searching for product SKU that includes dots was resolved
1.12.4 - Apr 04, 2019:
  • Compatibility compatibility with Magento 2.3.1 was added
1.12.3 - Mar 27, 2019:
  • New the Most Wanted Search Terms and Recent Activity (Search Volume) grids data were added in backend
  • Improvement ability to enable indexation for autocomplete popup via backend setting was added. This feature comes with Amasty Elastic Search extension only.
  • Improvement the Engagement statistics now includes the page jumps to Brands, Categories, Blog, CMS & Landing pages
  • Compatibility the compatibility with Magento 2.3.0 was enhanced
  • Compatibility the compatibility with Amasty Ajax Shopping Cart extension was added
1.12.2 - Mar 08, 2019:
  • Compatibility the compatibility with php 5.6 was added
  • Fix an issue with search popup incorrect behavior was resolved
1.12.1 - Feb 13, 2019:
  • Fix the issue with database field type was fixed
1.12.0 - Feb 04, 2019:
  • New new search autocomplete pop-up design was introduced
  • New the Analytics Dashboard was added to provide admin with the report about the search volume based on users recent activity. Also admin is able to track the most popular search terms in the store
  • Improvement the Popular and Recent search results in the autocomplete pop-up was enhanced
  • Compatibility compatibility with Amasty Elastic Search was enhanced
  • Compatibility compatibility with Magento Commerce was enhanced
  • Fix an issue with category index for multiple stores was resolved
Version 1.11.2
Last Update: Jan 09, 2019
1.11.2 - Jan 09, 2019:
  • Fix the issue with indexing pop-up window's results was resolved
1.11.1 - Jan 08, 2019:
  • Improvement extension's installation was improved
  • Compatibility compatibility with Magento Cloud was added
1.11.0 - Dec 21, 2018:
  • Improvement the search popup performance was enhanced
  • Compatibility compatibility with Amasty Elastic Search extension was improved
Version 1.10.5
Last Update: Nov 23, 2018
1.10.5 - Nov 23, 2018:
  • Improvement the configuration settings were revised and enhanced
  • Compatibility compatibility with Amasty Improved Layered Navigation was enhanced
  • Compatibility compatibility with Magento 2.3.0-alpha was added
1.10.4 - Oct 02, 2018:
  • Compatibility Custom URL Key for Default Search Results Page is compatible with Varnish Cache but need to be added to the exceptions.
  • Fix design issue on the tablet was resolved
1.10.3 - Sep 13, 2018:
  • Improvement now, you can see the full category path in the search results popup
  • Fix the issue when the 'Recent and Popular' search hadn't been displayed for the search result with one product was resolved
1.10.2 - Sep 03, 2018:
  • Improvement the 'Recent' and 'Popular' searches were enhanced
  • Compatibility the compatibility with the custom themes without LESS was improved
  • Fix the minor issues were resolved
1.10.1 - Aug 21, 2018:
  • Fix the issue with the CSS style in the search popup page description was resolved
1.10.0 - Aug 08, 2018:
  • New now, you can search by blog pages and blog categories created with the Amasty Blog Pro extension
Version 1.9.2
Last Update: Jul 26, 2018
1.9.2 - Jul 26, 2018:
  • Fix the issue on magento commerce cloud with required writing permissions for the file system was resolved.
1.9.1 - Jul 23, 2018:
  • New a separate tab on the Search result page for Brand pages was added
  • Improvement the total results count added to the search popup
  • Fix a design issue with ILN slider elements over search popup was resolved
1.9.0 - Jul 06, 2018:
  • New separate tabs on the Search result page for Category, CMS and Landing pages were added
  • New the search by brand pages created with Amasty Shop by Brand extension was added
  • Improvement set FOLLOW for catalog search result page and advanced search result page
  • Improvement if one product has been found in autocomplete popup it redirects to the product page by 'Enter' button click only
  • Fix the issue with Recent search and Popular search are not clickable on search popup in IE 11 was resolved
Version 1.8.1
Last Update: Jun 25, 2018
1.8.1 - Jun 25, 2018:
  • Fix the issue with compilation process was resolved
1.8.0 - Jun 13, 2018:
  • New allows to configure SEO URL Key for the default search results page
  • Improvement ability to include CSS style when the standard LESS functionality is missing was added
  • Fix the issue with the products block position on mobile was resolved
Version 1.7.0
Last Update: Jun 01, 2018
1.7.0 - Jun 01, 2018:
  • New move 'out of stock' items to the end of the search result and show products which are available for purchase first
  • Improvement enhanced the full text results within CMS pages and blocks
  • Improvement now the full category path is visible on mouse over the category search result
  • Fix the issue with caching Recent and Popular search results on M2.1.9 was resolved
Version 1.6.2
Last Update: May 28, 2018
1.6.2 - May 28, 2018:
  • Improvement added reindexing to install data script
  • Improvement search by Amasty Landing Pages was enhanced
  • Improvement search result based on attributes weights was enhanced
  • Fix the HTML errors were fixed
1.6.1 - May 14, 2018:
  • Fix the issue with the sort order on the configuration page in backend was resolved
1.6.0 - May 14, 2018:
  • New the autocomplete popup window design was updated. Now it is available in horizontal view for the desktop and vertical view on mobile
Version 1.5.0
Last Update: May 02, 2018
1.5.0 - May 02, 2018:
  • New the search by landing pages created with Amasty Landing Pages extension was added
  • Improvement minor improvements were made
  • Fix fixes were implemented
Version 1.4.0
Last Update: Mar 19, 2018
1.4.0 - Mar 19, 2018:
  • New added NOINDEX to the app/design/frontend/YOUR_PACKAGE/YOUR_THEME/layout/local.xml to prevent search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) from needlessly indexing Magento catalog search results page(s) and advanced search results page(s)
  • New added a feature, which allows to redirect customers to a store search results page (or to a product page directly when there is the only one product in result) from a broken URL instead of a '404 Not Found' page
Version 1.3.2
Last Update: Mar 07, 2018
1.3.2 - Mar 07, 2018:
  • Fixed an issue with W3 validation errors and notices
1.3.1 - Mar 01, 2018:
  • Fixed an issue with the wrong cms page URL
1.3.0 - Feb 02, 2018:
  • Compatibility with the Built-in Magento EE Solr & ElasticSearch
Version 1.2.4
Last Update: Jan 14, 2018
1.2.4 - Jan 14, 2018:
  • Code refactoring
  • CSS 2 LESS
1.2.3 - Dec 21, 2017:
  • New Redirect to the product page if only one product has been found
  • Fixed an issue with the popup products qty for M2.2
1.2.2 - Oct 12, 2017:
  • Minor fixes
1.2.1 - Sep 27, 2017:
  • Fixed an issue with the attribute options
  • Fixed an issue with the cache
1.2.0 - Sep 20, 2017:
  • New option to show popular search terms on first click
  • Fixed an issue with multi store configuration
  • Fixed an issue with 'undefined' in search results
Version 1.1.1
Last Update: Jun 09, 2017
1.1.1 - Jun 09, 2017:
  • Fixed an issue with attributes configuration
1.1.0 - Apr 17, 2017:
  • Minor improvements for ACL (Access Control List)
  • Added attribute relevancy weight configuration
Version 1.0.3
Last Update: Jan 23, 2017
1.0.3 - Jan 23, 2017:
  • Fix for indexing on Enterprise edition
1.0.2 - Nov 08, 2016:
  • Fixed `Add To Compare` function
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