Cart-Power Add-On: Live Search

This post was updated on November 16, 2022

The fastest and the most feature-rich search for your online store.

The Live Search add-on is a free-of-a-monthly-fee alternative to cloud search services.

Clustering caching system provides maximum search speed in stores with a large number of products.

The search history will help to analyse the search activity in your store, add suggestions and recommendations displayed in the search results, and get rid of the zero search results.

Customizable look and feel of the Live Search will make the search simple and convenient, and your clients will see only relevant search results thanks to the fine search conditions tuning.

Cart-Power: Live Search - Product search is easy.

What the Live Search Add-on does

Not just searches products but pushes the customer to purchase.

  • An animation in the search bar motivates to enter a search query.

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Improves overall search performance

  • Offers corrected suggestions for misspelled search queries thanks to integration with Yandex.Speller service;

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  • Understands synonyms (saved synonyms, word spellings, abbreviations) and can start searching them without waiting for the whole word to be entered;

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  • Can ignore certain symbols/characters in search queries. For example, you can ignore quotes in the request.

Makes the search results more relevant to the client's request

  • Can search by all textual data fields of a product (Name, Short description, Full description, Meta keywords, Options, Features, Languages, Search words, Stop words, Product code, Meta description, Price, Time of creation, Status, Popularity, Product code for combinations of options, Vendor name);

  • Can search not only by products but also by store pages, Blog and Power Blog articles (Cart-Power: Power Blog add-on);

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  • Searches by words or phrases;

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  • 6 variants for sorting products in the search results (by date of creation, popularity, priority fields, price Low to High, price High to Low, product name A-Z).

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  • Stop words for products to exclude product from search.

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  • Setting priorities for search results allows you to flexibly customize how search results are displayed.

Extended search history and other helpful functions for store Administrator

Saves your server resources

  • You can set a Search delay - giving your client time to type in a search phrase.

  • Uses Ajax technology (sends only one request after the buyer completes entering the search phrase).

Increases search speed

  • Use of the Cache the product data (for the stores with a large product database only).

  • The search request is sent automatically when the buyer completes the search phrase.
  • You can disable search by full and short descriptions to speed up the search.

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Fits your website design.

  • Choose elements to include in the search results: product images, product code, new and old price, taxes, categories, brands, suggestions, featured products.

  • Set colors for the elements so that they do not stand out from the design of your site.

  • In the CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Ultimate version the settings are divided by storefronts - you can customize each store separately.

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Compatibility

CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor version 4.3.6 and higher.

How to Upgrade?

If you have a license with an active upgrade subscription download the distribution package of the new version from the detailed order page in your personal account.

If the subscription has expired renew it in your personal account on store.cart-power.com system.

Contact us

Now that is how cs-carts search should have been. Thanks :)

Such addons are the only reason I will go over upgrade process from 2x after 4.2.1 will be released

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Now that is how cs-carts search should have been. Thanks :)

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Thank you for review =) May be, Ideally, search must include pages and categories. How do you think?

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Such addons are the only reason I will go over upgrade process from 2x after 4.2.1 will be released

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We are glad that it is really useful =)

This add-on is a great alternative to Searchings’ however it missing some important features such as “Stop Words”, where users can add stop words to products they don’t want to appear in search results under certain keywords.



For instance I have 100 products named “bigman” and other products named “man”, so every time customers search for “man”; the “bigman” products also show up in search results. So my customers getting irrelevant search results.



Dear Cart-Power, please consider to add this function in the next release – I will be more then happy to pay again for upgrade.

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This add-on is a great alternative to Searchings’ however it missing some important features such as “Stop Words”, where users can add stop words to products they don’t want to appear in search results under certain keywords.



For instance I have 100 products named “bigman” and other products named “man”, so every time customers search for “man”; the “bigman” products also show up in search results. So my customers getting irrelevant search results.



Dear Cart-Power, please consider to add this function in the next release – I will be more then happy to pay again for upgrade.

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We will consider to include this feature in add-on. If you need add this function in the nearest time, we can offer you to perform it as custom development.

Does the add-on also makes it possible to search on the custom-made features items (same as used in te filter). Currently it is not possible to display items based on the names or numbers from the features allocated to the product

[quote][color=#282828][font=arial, verdana, tahoma, sans-serif]Does the add-on also makes it possible to search on the custom-made features items (same as used in te filter). Currently it is not possible to display items based on the names or numbers from the features allocated to the product [/font][/color][/quote]



[color=#282828][font=arial, verdana, tahoma, sans-serif]It is possible to configure search by short description, full description, keywords, product code. Do you mean ability to choose these options for customers? [/font][/color]

in the admin I can go to products → features and add a new feature. For example I have a winestore and one of the features is “year”. 2010, 2011, 2012 etc.



I can use the feature as a filter. But the search option in cs-cart does not search bij features.So if I search on 2010 which is allocated to a product it will not find the product. Am I right? The only option I have is to put the featues of every product in the keywords bar of the product.



Does your add-onn makes it possible to configurated it to also include the features of the product in the search results

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in the admin I can go to products → features and add a new feature. For example I have a winestore and one of the features is “year”. 2010, 2011, 2012 etc.



I can use the feature as a filter. But the search option in cs-cart does not search bij features.So if I search on 2010 which is allocated to a product it will not find the product. Am I right? The only option I have is to put the featues of every product in the keywords bar of the product.



Does your add-onn makes it possible to configurated it to also include the features of the product in the search results

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Thank you for the explanation. Unfortunately, there is no such ability in current version. But we can add it for you as custom development. Please, email us if you are interested in it.

Thanks, Cart-Power.



I will wait for the next release, i hope you will consider this in short time so more people will enjoy this addon.




[quote name='nalbertus' timestamp='1407497704' post='189079']

in the admin I can go to products → features and add a new feature. For example I have a winestore and one of the features is “year”. 2010, 2011, 2012 etc.

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I agree, it will save us tons of time if we can search by product “Options” as well, rather than include those keywords from options. If the search results can also include “images” of product options then this will help as well in terms of accessibility.

Dear Friends,

We would like to inform you, that we have added new features to Live Search add-on.

  • ability to search by product features
  • ability to search by product options
  • ability to add stop words
Full new description of add-on is below.

The “Live Search” add-on is a great module, which allows your customers search products by using simple search form and get result instantly with help of Ajax technology.

Features:
  • work with responsive themes
  • using ajax technology
  • allows configure search parameters such us: search in short description, full description, keywords, search by product code, search by product features, search by product options
  • search by exact phrase or any word
  • ability to add stop words for product to exclude product from search by some word
  • configure amount of entered symbols to start search
  • limit of products in search results
  • show/hide thumbnails
  • set thumbnails size
  • show/hide product code
  • show/hide product price




Add-on is compatible with
  • CS-Cart version 3.x.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x, 4.4.x;
  • Multivendor version 3.x.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x, 4.4.x.
Live demo:Do not hesitate ask any questions.

Thank you.

Search by features :-o

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Search by features :-o

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What’s wrong?

Dear Friends,



We have added ability to search by product options also.



Thank you.

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What's wrong?

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Nothing! That was my very suprised and happy expression.

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Nothing! That was my very suprised and happy expression.

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Thank you for the explanation =) Smile a little confused us =)

Dear Friends,



We have done one good change of Live Search add-on, which made it faster. You could check it on our demo.



There were some bugs with fast entering of symbols also. We have fixed it also.



Please, let us know if you have any questions.

Does this work with CS 4.2.?



Also, will it work with responsive theme?



Right now your site doesn't mention either.