Search Autocomplete



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, 1.9.3, 1.9.4
Commerce using on prem (EE)
1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14, 1.14.1, 1.14.2, 1.14.3, 1.14.4,,,

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
Stable Build
10 July, 2019
Extensions, Content & Customizations, Site Search & Navigation


Instantly show product suggestions and autocomplete search queries in Magento. Generate search results with zero seconds delay, even in stores with thousands of products!

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Our Search Autocomplete extension provides an indispensable search tool for any Magento store offering a wide range of products. By automatically completing search queries and instantly showing the most relevant product suggestions, it enables customers to quickly find specific products, categories, and pages in your webshop.

Our extension distinguishes itself from other comparable solutions by instantly generating product suggestions on the customer's first key press. Where other extensions take up to 5 seconds to show the first search results, Search Autocomplete uses an advanced caching system to display product suggestions with 0 seconds delay!



  • Instantly autocomplete search queries in your Magento webshop
  • Show product suggestions on customer's first key press
  • Advanced caching system for zero delay search results
  • Two slick search results dropdown menu themes and three different layouts
  • Adjustable dropdown menu width and optional search query highlighting
  • Choose a preferred product image type and thumbnail size
  • Include product prices, categories and CMS pages in search results
  • Configure the product suggestions attributes per store view
  • Generate more search results with advanced SKU parsing option
  • Suitable for practically every store theme
  • Successfully tested in Magento stores with ten thousands of products!


Instant Product Suggestions With Zero Delay

The amazing speed of our Search Autocomplete extension is attributed to its revolutionary caching system. Aiming for the fastest possible search suggestions, the search cache is build up from the product titles, SKUs and short descriptions. Whether your Magento store contains a couple of products or ten thousand, our extension will directly generate product suggestions without delay!

The generated search results can be easily optimized by configuring the attributes used as product titles, descriptions and keywords and defining their search priority. By enabling the advanced SKU parsing option, SKUs are automatically divided into multiple keywords, generating more product suggestions for partial SKU queries.


Customizable Front-End Display Options

Search Autocomplete comes with two slick dropdown menu themes and three search result layouts, making our plugin compatible with almost any Magento theme. Besides the single column list layout our extension now also includes a 2 and 3 column grid layout, which are especially useful to put an extra focus on your product images.

The extension's front-end display settings include an adjustable search suggestion dropdown width, preferred product image type selection and optional search query highlighting. On top of that you can also choose to show product prices, categories and CMS pages in the search results and set the maximum amount of results shown at once.


Live Demo

Visit our Search Autocomplete live demo to check out all of the extension's features and functionalities. 



You can find the most recent version of the Search Autocomplete extension user manual and installation guide in our Knowledge Base.



Please don't hesitate to contact us directly with any questions about this extension. We'll be happy to help!

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 1.9.3 1.9.4
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 1.10 1.11 1.11.1 1.12 1.13 1.13.1 1.14 1.14.1 1.14.2 1.14.3 1.14.4
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Price in search results now uses the price format of the store view locale / language
    Excluded CMS pages and Categories from cache rebuilding process when front-end display is disabled for these items
    Improved search results keyword parsing method
    Added option to select price tax display type for search results. Including / excluding VAT.
    Added error message in admin panel when cache rebuilding fails
    Cache rebuilding script now uses PHP_BINARY executable if available
    Added option to either pre-render images while rebuilding the cache, or render them on the fly when a search is executed. The first option (which is the default) requires more server resources during the cache rebuilding process, but results in better performance on the client side.
    Additional HTML5 placeholder shim compatibility fix
    Made grid view use 2 columns on mobile when 3 column layout is selected
    Removed description line when viewed on mobile
    Compatibility fix for some themes
    Compatibility fix for old themes with HTML5 placeholder shim
    Removed AMD from Typeahead plugin for better compatibility
    Added more error reporting to cache rebuilding logs
    Added parsing support for comma separated list keyword attributes
    Added last modified header to autocomplete JSON cache files
    Improved search results relevance
    Added option to specify weight per attribute for fine tuning search results
    The relative frequency of keyword occurence is now taken into account
    Added option to sort search results based on price
    Improved cache rebuilding process
    Added option to set up periodic cron job from system configuration section
    Added possibility to enable search result sorting starting from a certain query length
    Added suggestion cache rebuilding shell script
    Rebuilding cache from Magento admin area now also tries to run shell script as background process, which should solve any webserver timeout issues
    Added option to normalize accented characters in search results


  • 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 1.9.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    First release on Magento Marketplace


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