XT Search for Algolia
XT Search for Algolia integrates your site and Algolia. Algolia is the smartest way to improve search on your site. Autocomplete and Instant Search are included, along with full control over the look, feel and relevance.
>>> >> Breaking News - XT Search for Algolia 4.4.0 << <<<<
- NEW: Instant Search AutoComplete module (API v4)
- NEW: Instant Search - Infinite Hits Widget (Infinite Scroll)
- NEW: Joomla - Routing Mode, Performance mode
- Update: XT Platform 2.9.0
- Usability improvements, optimizations and code styling
What is Algolia?
Algolia is a hosted full-text, numerical, and faceted search engine capable of delivering real-time results from the first keystroke. Algolia delivers products to accelerate search and discovery experiences across any device and platform.
- Help customers find what they are searching for. Create frictionless find-to-conversion paths by connecting users with exactly what they're looking for, with lightning fast and highly relevant search.
- Create a path for customers to discover. Go beyond the search box with navigation, browse, and content discovery experiences powered by Algolia.
- Design predictive and natural interactions. Build immersive experiences that surface unexpected and relevant content to surprise and delight users.
FAQ: Do I have to buy the Algolia service?
Algolia has an offering to accommodate most project requirements. It has a COMMUNITY "Forever Free" tier and several paid subscriptions.
The benefits of the COMMUNITY "Forever Free" tier are:
- Lightning-fast search
- Customizable relevancy engine
- 10K Records/10K Operations
- Must display "Search by Algolia"
For more information, https://www.algolia.com/pricing
- Integration of your site with Algolia, with no more complications than the connector configuration.
- Integration with Joomla Content (Articles), K2, EasyBlog, EasyDiscuss, JReviews, HikaShop, SobiPro, and JCalPro ... and more coming!
- Improved navigation by instant search and autocompletion. Modules for instant search and autocompletion.
- Search relevance: textual, business and personalization at the user and group level, powered by Algolia engine.
- Search beyond the box: improve the UX by browsing, faceting, and suggestions.
- Multi-Connector Sitewide search: one single search with immediate results for the whole site.
- Multi-Section search for SobiPro: search for SobiPro in all indexed sections and entries.
- Full Multi-lingual site search: one single search box to query in all the site languages.
- Module** sample layouts for Bootstrap 2 and Bootstrap 3**, with images and links.
- Autocomplete Module for the Administrator
XT Search for Algolia has mainly three features to implement Algolia Search.
- 1. Instant Search, the search module that shows a search box, facets, search results, stats and pagination.
- 2. Instant Search Autocomplete, the search module that shows a search box and, when the user starts typing, the facets, search results, stats and pagination in a floating dialogue.
- 3. Autocomplete Classic, the search module that shows a search box and simple results list in a floating dialogue. This module is based on the legacy Algolia API v3.
4. XT Indexer
The indexer process is the heart of the extension. It crawls the site and processes the information to submit it to Algolia’s search engine. At this time, it has connectors to Joomla Articles, K2, EasyBlog, EasyDiscuss, JReviews, HikaShop, SobiPro, and JCalPro. The indexer process can be executed from the backend, externally via a URL or from the server command line (CLI).
5. Advanced Customization
Once you become familiar with Algolia, XT Search and the associated modules, there is more one level of customization that can be achieved to configure the User Interface Widgets.
- Extra Facets
- Custom sortBy
- Custom transformData
- Custom templatesItem
Examples and Demos
In our demo site, you can check how XT Search for Algolia works with SobiPro. Please, check it here in the demo site http://demo.xtdir.com, where you can find a SobiPro v1.4.7 business directory, with 2.000 more entries to fill the catalogue.
List of Features
- Autocomplete Classic Widget
- Facets Auto-Discovery
- Full Indexing
- InstantSearch Autocomplete Widget
- InstantSearch Widget
- PriceRange Widget (Facets)
- RefinementList Widget (Facets)
- SortBy Widget
- Stats Widget (Total of results)
- Control Panel
- General Configuration
- Full Indexing
- Incremental Indexing (Last 7 Days)
- Content delivery network (CDN) integration for images
- Connectors for Joomla
- Joomla Articles
- Custom Fields Support
- Custom Fields Support
- Multi-Section search
- Cron Job
- Command Line
- WebCron Job
- Batch Process
- Autocomplete Classic module
- Autocomplete Classic module for the Administrator (Joomla)
- Instant Search Autocomplete module
- Instant Search module
- Categories Support
- Dynamic Faceting Support
- Connector Filter
- Multi-Connector Sitewide search
- Multilingual Sitewide search
Date: 26 February 2021
- NEW: Support of Zoo Articles
- NEW: Zoo Articles Crawler
- Improvement: AutoComplete - Instant Search Facets communication
- Improvement: Background click detection/ESC to close floating dialogue
- Improvement: Joomla -EasyDiscus Crawler - Limits enhancement
- Improvement: Joomla Custom Fields - Support of multiple checkboxes
- Documentation: Layouts and translation overrides
- Fix: Joomla Articles Crawler - Workaround for Laravel DB bug (where exists)
- Fix: Load env on Window case-insensitive filesystem
- Update: XT Platform 2.14.0 Usability improvements, optimizations and code styling