Advanced Search



Magento Platform
Open Source (CE), 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2
Commerce using on prem (EE)
1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14, 1.14.1, 1.14.2

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
Stable Build
10 December, 2018
Extensions, Content & Customizations, Site Search & Navigation
Supported Browsers:
Chrome Linux: 42, 43, 44 Mac: 39, 44 Windows: 39, 40, 42, 43, 44 Firefox Linux: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Mac: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Windows: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Opera Linux: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Mac: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Windows: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Safari Linux: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Mac: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Windows: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 IE Windows: 10, 11, 8, 9


The extension enhances the native Magento search functionality with the help of Sphinx engine, allowing wildcard search and morphology corrections.

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The extension requires the following FREE special service extensions be installed in order to function properly: AW_All, AW_Core. Please make sure to install them BEFORE the main package. Read the documentation.

With the Advanced Search extension for Magento 1, store owners get unlimited possibilities to arrange an easy and fast search through thousands of posts and product pages (the same functionality, Advanced Search, we offer for the Magento 2 users as well). Our Search extension for Magento 1 is based on Sphinx that has several ways of matching keywords and products and, thus, provides customers with more accurate results and more comfortable searching experience. The built-in lexical analyzer, the Wildcard Search, the Morphology processing are combined here to decipher any query and present the best search results.   


Business Value

Now search types are not limited only to catalog pages, 

with Advanced Search for Magento 1 the results may be found within:

  • Catalog,
  • blog, 
  • CMS, 
  • knowledge base data. 

That means the search process in your store can be as much advanced as the content on the site allows. 

Make the search routine easy to use and do much work for your customers with:

  • Built-in lexical analyzer, 
  • Wildcard Search, 
  • Morphology processing. 

The point is if you present fast thorough search to your customers, if the whole process is clear and satisfying then your credibility raises in the eyes of your potential buyers and the chance of a successfully completed deal increases as well. 


Feature Highlights

Sphinx search engine 

Sphinx is well-known for its fast search and indexation. It supports 

  • API’s, 
  • PHP, 
  • Python, 
  • Java etc. 

So that you are able to integrate some non-native apps and use them with Sphinx. Our Search module for Magento 1 has combined its best features to create the most plausible search for Magento based stores. Just install Sphinx to your server and enjoy your profound search system! 

Easy Settings 

The Search extension for Magento 1 configures Sphinx according to your choices, so you just need to select particular variants in settings fields and see everything done in a second. 

  • Define the necessary attribute priority
  • Enable the Wildcard Search option that perceives queue words with the first three letters. 
  • Activate the Morphology processing that corrects misspelling according to Sphinx morphology dictionary.


Please note that installation service does not cover cronjob setup and/or Sphinx installation. You may need to contact your system administrator or hosting provider regarding the matter.



To explore the extension follow the links below:

Read documentation.


Enhance Advanced Search for Magento 1 extension with the following Aheadworks extensions:


Support Policy

Included technical support:

  • Magento Open Source (CE) version - 3 months of free technical support
  • Magento Commerce (EE) version - 6 months of free technical support 

Release Notes

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  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 1.4.2 1.5 1.6 1.6.1 1.7 1.8 1.8.1 1.9 1.9.1 1.9.2
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 1.11.1 1.12 1.13 1.13.1 1.14 1.14.1 1.14.2
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    * SUPEE-6788 compatibility issue


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The best place to start if you need help with a specific extension is to contact the developer. All Magento developers have both a contact email and a support email listed.

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