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Premmerce Search – WooCommerce Product Search

02 November 17
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Premmerce Search makes the WooCommerce product search more flexible and efficient and gives the additional search results due to the spell correction.

With the help this plugin, the products search results within your store will be as relevant as possible for your potential customers. With our plugin, you no longer have to create the databases of synonyms and duplicate the words with common mistakes in the product name or its description.

WooCommerce Product Search

For example, if your potential customer searches for “Aple” or “Appl”, instead of “No products found”, the plugin will show the Apple products in the results, if you have them in your store.

This plugin interacts very well with the other Premmerce plugin, such as:

  • Premmerce WooCommerce Product Filter.

The main features of the WooCommerce Product Search:

  • Search autocomplete
  • Spell correction
  • Search for the similar words
  • Search for the words with the same pronunciation
  • Search for the transliterated words
  • Sorting the results by relevance
  • Integration with Premmerce WooCommerce Product Filter

Besides testing of how Premmerce WooCommerce Product Search performs its main tasks, we tested how it works with the following:

  • The basic WooCommerce functionality.

As we proceed in development and adaptation of the other features from our Roadmap, all of them will be tested for compatibility with Premmerce Search.

Before activation, make sure the following plugin is installed and activated:

Installation

You can install this plugin from the official WordPress plugin directory.

1. Unzip the downloaded zip file.

2. Upload the plugin folder into the ‘wp-content/plugins/’ directory of your WordPress site.

3. Activate ‘WooCommerce Extended Users’ from the Plugins page.

Premmerce WooCommerce Product Search settings

The Premmerce Search page in the admin panel:

You can update the indexes on this page. To do this, click the Update indexes button.

If your product base is going to be changed regularly, you need to periodically go to the settings and click on this button, to have all the search results included.

Important notice

We recommend that you update the indexes after the new products have been added or the products’ names have been changed.

Search autocomplete

Autocomplete starts working after the third character has been entered to the search field. It shows the first 6 products and their thumbnails in the search results:

The search results:

Spell correction

Autocomplete at backend corrects 1 mistake in a word and starts the search. For example, let’s enter a search query with some mistakes: “appke whte”.

Autocomplete:

The search results:

Search for the words with the same pronunciation and similar words

The search looks for the product names, that are matching to the search query. For example, the customer enters the word “ifone”. There are two mistakes in this word, so the regular search will not find anything. But with the help of our plugin, the search will provide the user with all the products, that contain the word “iPhone” in their names.

Autocomplete:

The search results:

Search for the transliterated words

The plugins has an option of searching for the products, even if the search query consists of transliterated words. For example, the user enters “епл сильвер” in the Cyrillic keyboard layout. The regular search for such a request will not find anything, unless our plugin is installed.

Autocomplete:

The search results:

Sorting the results by relevance

The search results are sorted by relevance, which means that the products that have the closest names to the search query are shown at the beginning.

Autocomplete:

The search results:

Interaction with the Premmerce WooCommerce Product Filter plugin (an example)

After making a search query using Premmerce WooCommerce Product Filter, the customer will be able to filter the products found by the desirable characteristics. For example, with the help of the attribute filter, after searching for a Xiaomi’s Redmi phone series, the customer will have an option of removing the search results until there are only desired products left.

The search results:

The search results after filtering:

This is the first version of our plugin, and we already have a lot of ideas about how to improve it, add more settings to it, etc. We will be happy to hear your ideas and feedback to take into account in the further upgrading of the plugin and providing you with more features for the search in your stores.

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