Blog – Solr
A good product search in online stores is tolerant when it comes to typos, it finds matching products, categories and other contents even if there is no 100% match. To make this happen, there is an algorithm that compares the search term to searchable content or...read more
What's new at IntegerNet_Solr? It's been a while since we last blogged about a new version of IntegerNet_Solr. For both the Magento 1 and Magento 2 version, we have worked on new features. The current version of IntegerNet_Solr for Magento 2 is 1.4.0, the...read more
We recently published the first big feature release of our search extension. It includes the three main features that you know from the extension's Magento 1 version: Categories as Search Results From now on categories are indexed in Solr and can be searched...read more
It's done! The popular Solr integration for Magento has been officially released for Magento 2. Upgrade Product Search in Magento 2 Community Edition A vanilla Magento 2 Community Edition offers a standard MySQL product search. It basically performs like the Magento 1...read more
An idea long nurished in our minds is finally ready for publication: we release IntegerNet_Solr Free, a completely free Solr integration for Magento. This extension makes it easy for everyone to set up Solr as a product search in a Magento online store. Why do we...read more
The new release of IntegerNet_Solr offers many advantages to those online stores which invest in content maintenance. But we don't stop there and have added some more goodies to this new version which improve probably its most important part of our Solr extension: its...read more
Magento offers different options to configure the catalog search. Which search type and which search operator you choose has a great influence on search results, especially when your search phrase consists of multiple words. When all options describend below are...read more
Recently, one of our customers approached us with the following question: I saw you can adjust priority on attributes, and on products. We have an attribute with a couple of properties. Is it possible to give more weight to a certain attribute value instead of a match...read more
Version 1.5 is the most substantial new version of our Solr extension for Magento's product search. Since we have already described the new features, it's now time to take a look at the changes under the hood. Refactoring: Intentions It was our plan to offer an...read more
Some call it spring cleaning, we call it refactoring. Our Solr extension for Magento just got a major refactoring: we take the existing Magento 1 Solr extension and prepare the code to be a basis for both a Magento 1 and Magento 2 extension. Along with this...read more
Since 17th of November 2015, Magento 2 is generally available and already eCommerce media try to predict whether the new version will beat its predecessor's success. An important factor in this matter is the extendability via external modules. The platform as such is...read more
In the beginning of November, we have released version 1.3. of our Solr Search Module "IntegerNet_Solr", integrating the option to display Magento category pages based on Solr's data. Why and in which cases this makes sense, that is what we will explain here. We have...read more
Our Magento module IntegerNet_Solr supports Solr's feature of core swaps. The search index can be replaced by a new index without having any negative side effects on the customer experience in a Magento store's search. During a core swap two separate Solr cores change...read more
As a shop owner and administrator of a Magento store, there are numerous tasks and processes to supervise. In order to make sure the Solr search enginge works realiably without any further effort, we integrated two new features in this release 1.2.4 of IntegerNet_Solr...read more
After the launch of our Solr module for Magento, we got asked why we are using Solr as a base technology instead of its contender ElasticSearch. Some background information: both Solr and ElasticSearch are OpenSource projects, based on Apache Lucene. While Solr was...read more
Our new Solr module "IntegerNet_Solr" improves the Magento search results a lot: speed, quality and additional features like correction of spelling mistakes. Additionally, it provides a comprehensive autosuggest window containing product suggestions, categories,...read more
Update - October 2015 Unfortunately, non of the modules we tested in 2013 was able to meet all of our requirements. Therefore, we decided to develop our own Solr module for Magento, IntegerNet_Solr, which has been released in 2015. More about IntegerNet_Solr Three...read more
For a few years now we offer an extension for Magento to connect the online store to Solr for an improved product search.
Instead of the in Magento integrated MySQL search, you can then employ Solr as a search engine.
Here, we write about the development of our extension IntegerNet_Solr, as well as other topics that are connected to catalog search in Magento.