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SOLR Onsite Search Engine


SOLR is the popular, blazing-fast, open-source enterprise search platform built on Apache Lucene™


Quick Search Results Box

  • Select which attributes should be used when typing a search request
  • Set the number of products displayed in search suggestions
  • Display categories (how many, yes/no) containing the highest number of products fitting the searched term

Search Results Layered Navigation

  • Leverage SOLR’s speed and reduce server load by enabling SOLR to render layered navigation
  • Control “hidden” attributes not shown to customers, but that still filter based on those attributes
  • Depending on your theme, there might be several locations where layered navigation filter blocks may be placed

Easy to Use Control Panel

Tweak SOLR results from right within Admin.

Admin tools include: setting weights to product attributes, creating synonyms, setting stop words, building URL redirects for particular terms.

Attribute Weighting in Search Results

Leverage product attributes in your catalog to help visitors get the results they are looking for. By assigning higher or lower weights to various attributes (e.g. brand, model, product type), you can manipulate which products appear higher in the list for a given set of terms.

Used for Sorting in Product Listing

There is an additional option – “Combine sort attribute and direction” – this depends on frontend templates (may not be compatible with your template).

When “Combine sort attribute and direction” is enabled (set to “Yes”), a number of options appear to give you control over the product sorting on the front end.

Stop Words and Synonyms

Stop words are words that do not bear contextual meaning for search, but may frequently be used in sentences.  Those words are excluded from full text searching.

Synonyms are another way to give more precise control, though in most SOLR instances stemming is enabled, so there is no need to specify very close synonyms.

SOLR powers some of the most heavily-trafficked websites and applications in the world: