Algolia Instant Search

Algolia Instant Search

by Algolia
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Compatible With: Community, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.9.3 Enterprise 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14, 1.14.1, 1.14.2, 1.14.3

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
Stable Build
12 June, 2018
Extensions, Content & Customizations, Site Search & Navigation
License Type:
MIT License (MIT)


Create highly relevant, find-as-you-type search experiences with Algolia. The fastest search experience for Magento.

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Algolia is the fastest and most relevant search experience available for Magento. Results show up immediately as the user types, with no delay, and bring the user to exactly what they’re looking for. You can prioritize results that send customers to your best selling and most popular products. Stores with Algolia see increased customer engagement, conversion rates and total revenue.

Create unique find-as-you-type search experiences to enable your customers to search seamlessly on-the-fly with our extension which provides instant, relevant results. Designed to refresh search results in real time (under 10ms on average), our extension enables results to be refined and updated with each new keystroke.

Algolia is the most complete search solution for Magento, with autocomplete search and an instant search results page that updates with products and categories in real time. Advanced typo tolerance and synonym matching make sure you are always bringing users to exactly what they are searching for. Instant results mean that search is a great experience, even on mobile.

It takes just minutes to set up Algolia and start delivering delightful search to your users.

Account & Pricing

Note: Algolia Instant Search for Magento is FREE, but you do need an Algolia account to use the extension. We have a FREE Hacker Plan available for stores with smaller data sets. Larger stores can choose from several affordable paid subscriptions to best fit their needs. These plans start at $49/month. Please see our pricing page for details.



Serve relevant content from the first keystroke, ensuring that customers no longer have to think about how to search and can instead focus on buying the products they find.


Features Include:

  • Product and category autocomplete with typo tolerance : End users get immediate access to your whole catalog from the dropdown menu, irrespective of the number of categories or attributes.
  • Instant & faceted search: Search results page, navigation and pagination updated with each keystroke.
  • Relevance: Enhance customer satisfaction by serving smart results with highlighting and typo-tolerance built-in to the search. Blend textual relevance with business metrics to create a truly unique experience.
  • Instant Faceting: Provide as-you-type facet filters, updated at each keystroke and refine results using facets, sliders and multi-level (hierarchical) categories.
  • Catalog auto-sync with real-time indexing: Benefit from real-time indexing that instantly captures product additions, price changes, etc. without affecting server performance.
  • Advanced analytics: Get valuable insights on what your customers are searching for and the search queries they use from one central dashboard.
  • Geo-search and multilingual store support: Take advantage of our powerful geo-search and language agnostic search functionality.
  • Data can be hosted in one of our 30 datacenters (14 regions): Provide the same, powerful search performance to all your users no matter which part of the world they’re in by replicating your data across any of the 17 data centers in our DSN.
  • 99.99% SLA: We make it our business to make sure that your search is up and running at all times.
  • REST and JSON developer-friendly API: Easy to operate and maintain and is compatible with REST and JSON formats.



• Algolia Search for Magento documentation:

• Github repository:

• Plans and pricing:

• Infrastructure and Distributed Search Network:

• Try our Live Demo:


Release Notes

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  • Compatible with CE: 1.7 1.8 1.8.1 1.9 1.9.1 1.9.2 1.9.3
  • Compatible with EE: 1.11.1 1.12 1.13 1.13.1 1.14 1.14.1 1.14.2 1.14.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    ### FEATURES
    - Click & Conversion analytics (#1027)
    - Facet query rules (#1025)
    - Add option to index empty categories (#992)
    - Search for facet values (#1020)

    ### UPDATES
    - Show longest attribute when the record is skipped (#976)
    - Add CSS classes to InstantSearch widget containers (#977 )
    - Hide the instant-search selector on algoliaConfig variable (#981)
    - Escape JS suggestions in autocomplete menu (#984)
    - Never index SID in URL (#985)
    - Skip rebuilding CMS page(s) when the extension has not been configured (#1000)
    - Add "filters" rule to ranking formula (#1005)
    - Display default price when customer group is 0 (#1011)
    - Automatically delete unused replica indices (#1019)
    - Remove category from indexes of all store views (#1028)

    ### FIXES
    - Fix configurable products' prices (#978)
    - Fix bug #979 (#980)
    - Fix expired special prices (#988)
    - Fix special price with customer groups (#997)
    - Fix buggy behavior on iOS (#1009)


  • Compatible with CE: 1.7 1.8 1.8.1 1.9 1.9.1 1.9.2 1.9.3
  • Compatible with EE: 1.11.1 1.12 1.13 1.13.1 1.14 1.14.1 1.14.2 1.14.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    - Optimized template rendering - no useless templates are rendered now (#947)
    - Configure "Prevent backend rendering" feature to specify which categories shouldn't be rendered on backend (#958)
    - Infinite scrolling feature (#796)

    ## UPDATES
    - Updated dev Docker containers (#941, #971)
    - Updated documentation links in administration (#946)
    - Queue notification hides when queue is empty (#945)
    - Only unique products are fetched during reindex (#963)
    - Magento indexers are now correctly updated when Algolia is disabled for them (#964)
    - Queue controller renamed to not conflict with other extensions (#970)
    - Release archive now contains admin static content (#968)
    - Optimized TravisCI (#967)

    ## FIXES
    - Fixed instant search page with no results - now it displays better "no results" message (#942)
    - Fixes `special_price` fetching (#944)
    - Fixed default value for "adaptive image" configuration input (#953)
    - Fixed encoding of CMS pages (#957)
    - Fixed buggy hover on in autocomplete menu on iOS devices (#956)
    - Fixed "additional sections" feature with enabled customer groups (#961)
    - Fixed empty attributes for configurable products (#962)


  • Compatible with CE: 1.7 1.8 1.8.1 1.9 1.9.1 1.9.2 1.9.3
  • Compatible with EE: 1.11.1 1.12 1.13 1.13.1 1.14 1.14.1 1.14.2 1.14.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Since this release, the extension is **Enterprise Edition compliant**!

    - Experimental feature to prevent backend rendering of category and search results pages (#886)
    - Use very carefully and read [documentation]( before enabling it
    - Introduced events and developer attributes to force add / remove product(s) to / from Algolia (#922)
    - Added to option to turn off administration top bar with information about queue (#920)

    ## UPDATES
    - Changed some links in the configuration

    ## FIXES
    - Fixed failing database migration for creation of queue log table (#927)


  • Compatible with CE: 1.7 1.8 1.8.1 1.9 1.9.1 1.9.2 1.9.3
  • Compatible with EE: 1.12 1.13 1.13.1 1.14 1.14.1 1.14.2 1.14.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    - Query rules are preserved during reindex with indexing queue enabled (#913)
    - Information about the indexing queue is displayed in admin-wide notifications (#905)
    - Information about queue processing are logged to `algoliasearch_queue_log` DB table (#907)


  • Compatible with CE: 1.7 1.8 1.8.1 1.9 1.9.1 1.9.2 1.9.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    - **BC Break** - JS hooks - instantsearch.js file was completely refactored to create IS config object which can be manipulated via hook method (#822)
    - The indexed prices now include `WEEE` tax (#829)
    - The configuration page now displays information about the indexing queue and gives possibility to clear the queue (#849)

    ## UPDATES
    - Optimized assets - removed useless images (#820)
    - Synonyms management from Magento is turned off by default (#832)
    - Instance of `algolia_client` is now passed as thrid parameter to `algoliaHookBeforeAutocompleteStart` hook method (#847)

    ## FIXES
    - The correct price is now used for sorting with multistore / multicurrency setup (#818)
    - Fixed SVG icons when using Magento's merge CSS feature (#819)
    - Attributes to retrieve now contains attributes for categories (#827)
    - Fix the issue with Algolia error when more than 1000 products are supposed to be deleted (#838)
    - Correct products are displayed on category page when categories attribute is not set as attribute for faceting (#846)


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