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Title: Magento Advanced Search With Solr Extension


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USER MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction 1 Benefits of Advance Search
With SOLR 1 Installation Activation 2
Apache Tomcat SOLR Installation 2
Installation Steps 7 Extension Activation 8
How it Works? 10 Back End Configuration 10
Features 12 Points to Note 18 Contact Us 18
Advance Search With SOLR Version 0.1.1
Compatibility Magento Community Edition1.4..
to 1.9..
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  • USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR
  • Introduction
  • AppJetty provides effective solution in the form
    of Advance Search with Solr which is helpful for
    entrepreneurs to improve search results of their
    e-store.
  • An ideal extension for customers which helps them
    to find exactly what they need. It helps to
    narrow down and filter the search. Solr boosts
    the search performance unlike Magento which takes
    more time to give search results.
  • Benefits of Advance Search With SOLR
  • Helps to make product search more relevant and
    faster.
  • Improves layered navigation of search results of
    your store.
  • Support for spelling, synonyms and stop words.
  • Increases performance and search relevancy.
  • Helps customers to get more accurate results
    while searching about a product.

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USER MANUAL Advance Search With
SOLR Installation Activation Apache Tomcat
SOLR Installation
  • The steps below are a guide to help you install
    Solr versions 4.1 to 4.6 for windows. These steps
    have been tested and they will lead you to the
    successful installation.
  • Step1
  • Download and install Java SDK.
  • Download URL http//www.oracle.com/technetwork/j
    ava/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads- 1880260.html

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  • USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR
  • Step2
  • Download and install Apache Tomcat
  • Apache Tomcat Download URL http//tomcat.apache.
    org/download-80.cgi
  • Step3
  • Test the Tomcat server in your browser. You
    should see the following screen

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  • USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR
  • Step4
  • You can configure the Tomcat server by going to
    Windows gt Start gt Monitor Tomcat
  • Step5
  • Stop the Tomcat server by going to Windows gt
    Start gt Monitor Tomcat gt General Tabgt Stop

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  • USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR
  • Step6
  • Download Solr-4.6.0 and unzip it in your local
    directory i.e. C\ Solr-4.6.0 (download zip
    file).
  • Download solr URL http//www.apache.org/dyn/clos
    er.cgi/lucene/solr/4.6.0
  • Step7
  • Go to downloaded Solr folder above (step 6) and
    Copy solr.war file to Apache webapps folder. I.e.
    Copy C\solr-4.6.0\dist\solr-4.6.0.war file to
    C\Program Files\Apache Software
    Foundation\Tomcat 8.0\webapps folder (rename
    solr-4.6.0.war to solr.war).
  • Step8
  • Create an empty Solr home folder. i.e. C\solr.
  • Step9
  • Go to downloaded Solr folder above (step 6). Copy
    all files from C\solr-4.6.0\solr-
  • 4.6.0\example\solr folder to C\solr (Solr home
    folder). This will be your Solr home folder.
  • Step10
  • Look into C\solr and you will see two folders
    with name collection1 and bin.

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  • USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR
  • Step13
  • Restart Tomcat by going to Windows gt Start gt
    Monitor Tomcat gt General Tab gt Start
  • Step14
  • Test Solr by going to http//localhost8983/solr/
    in your browser. You should see the Solr admin
    page as below.

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USER MANUAL Advance Search With
SOLR Installation Steps Step 1 Check
Permissions Make sure the ??app??, ''skin'' and
''lib'' directories of your Magento and all
directories inside it have full written
permissions or set permissions on each
directory equal to 777 or0777.
Important! Change all permissions back after
installation.
Read more about permission at www.magentocommerce.
com/wiki/magentofilesystempermissions Step 2
Disable Compilation Log into MagentoAdmin Panel
and go to System ? Tools ? Compilation and
disable the compilation. After Step 5, you can
run the compilation process again. Step 3
Upload Files
Upload all folders from the extension package to
the installation directory of your Magento
software using an FTPclient. Step 4 Clear
cache Go to Systew? Cache Management. Clear the
store cache. Step 5 Re-login Logout and log
back into Magento Admin Panel.
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USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR Step 6
Use Extension Go to Systew? Configuration. In
the left column you will see the new tab called
Biztech Extensions.
Extension Activation Step 1 Get an activation
key Copy the activation key from the Order
Confirmation Mail. OR Login into your account at
website using the e-mail and password that you
provided at checkout process. Go to Downloadable
Options and copy the activation key for the SOLR
extension. Step 2 Activate your extensions Log
into Magento Admin Panel and go to S?stew
CoYfiguratioY ? Biztech E?teYsioYs/Advance Search
With SOLR Activation and enter the activation key
in the ''Activation Key'' field for the Advance
Search With SOLR extension then click the ?Save
Config?
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USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR Step 3
Select Websites When you enter and save the key
it will be verified and you can select the
websites where you need to use the SOLR
extension. Click the ''Save Config'' button after
making your selections.
Now, Solr Extension got activated! You just have
to set configurations.
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USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR How it
Works? Back End Configuration
Please follow the below steps to configure
Advance Search With SOLR extension. Go to
System-gtConfiguration In the left column you
will see the tab Biztech Extensions -gt SOLR.
  • In this tab, you can set basic configurations of
    Solr Extension. Here is the brief description of
    the configuration.
  • Hostname or IP Specify host name or IP on which
    solr is installed. By default it will take as
    localhost.
  • Port Number Specify on which port solr will run.
    By default it will take port as 8983.
  • Path Specify path which belongs to solr admin
    panel. By default it will take solr as default
    path.
  • Solr Data Config XML Path Specify the path of
    data-config.xml.
  • Solr Schema XML Path Specify the path of
    schema.xml.
  • Solr Admin URL Specify admin panel URL of solr.
  • Solr Core This is a running instance of Lucene
    index along with the entire Solr configuration
    required to use it.

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  • USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR
  • Search Timeout (seconds) Specify number of
    seconds after which solr search timeout.
  • Authentication Required Select yes if solr
    requires authentication to connect. Select No if
    authentication not required.
  • Username Enter username which requires
    connecting to solr.
  • Password Enter password which requires
    connecting to solr.
  • Test Connection Click on Test Connection to test
    solr connection. Display success if connection
    gets successful else it will display failed.
    Below is the result for the same.
  • Solr Search Results
  • Maximum Number of Results Specify number of
    records to be displayed per page.
  • Auto Correct Search Terms Select yes to
    automatically correct the search words/terms.
  • No. of Auto complete Suggestions Specify number
    of products to be displayed in auto suggestion.
  • Enabled Category List Page If selected yes then
    category list page will also come from solr. By
    default it is set to No.
  • Product Attributes Booster

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  • USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR
  • Product attributes to boost Add number of
    attributes to be indexed in solr documents.
  • Facet Attributes to boost Add number of
    attributes to be displayed in layered navigation.
  • Sorting Attribute Attribute based on which you
    need to sort products in category list page and
    search result page.
  • Indexed Data Click on this button to re-index
    data of solr.
  • Features
  • Back-End Admin Features
  • Integrated Solr and Magento Data
  • Admin can fetch Solr data from Magento admin
    panel.
  • General Configuration
  • Enable Enable the extension. This extension is
    disabled by default.
  • Solr Server
  • Hostname or IP Specify host name or IP on which
    solr is installed. By default it will take it as
    localhost.
  • Port Number Specify on which port solr will run.
    By default it will take port as 8983.
  • Path Specify path which belongs to solr admin
    panel. By default it will take solr as default
    path.
  • Solr Data Config XML Path Specify the path of
    data-config.xml.
  • Solr Schema XML Path Specify the path of
    schema.xml.
  • Solr Admin URL Specify admin panel URL of solr.
  • Solr Core This is a running instance of
    Lucene index along with the entire Solr
    configuration required to use it.
  • Search Timeout (seconds) Specify number of
    seconds after which solr search should say
  • ?Tiweout?.
  • Authentication Required Select Yes if solr
    requires authentication to connect. Select No if
    authentication is not required.
  • Username Enter username required to connect to
    solr.
  • Password Enter password required connect to
    solr.
  • Test Connection Click on Test Connection
    to test solr connection. Displays successful
    connection if connection is proper else it will
    display failed.

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USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR
  • Solr Search Results
  • Maximum Number of Results Specify number of
    records to be displayed per page.
  • Auto Correct Search Terms Select Yes to
    automatically correct the searched words/terms.
  • No. of Auto complete Suggestions Specify number
    of products to be displayed in auto suggestion.
  • Enabled Category List Page If selected Yes
    then category list page will also be deleted
    from solr. By default it is set to No.

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  • USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR
  • Index Data
  • Data is instantly indexed when products are saved
    once, even after being removed by the admin later
    on.
  • Product attributes to boost
  • Add the product attributes which you want to be
    given more priority while searching.
  • The attributes having less search boost will be
    given the highest priority while searching of the
    products.
  • Facet Attributes to boost Add number of
    attributes to be displayed in layered navigation.
  • Sorting Attribute Attribute based on which you
    need to sort products in category list page and
    search result page.
  • Indexed Data Clicking on this button will
    re-index data of solr.

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  • USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR
  • Front-End User Features
  • Expedites Search
  • Users can easily narrow down their search to a
    specific product or attribute.
  • Helps customers to simplify by narrowing down and
    expediting the product search.
  • Conditions Based Search
  • Search can be done based on multiple conditions
    like
  • No. of reviews received by a product
  • No. of images the product has
  • No. of products sold and many more
  • Auto Search
  • Offers auto search suggestions for customers so
    that they can select best matching term of their
    search.
  • When a user types the first few letters of the
    word, tips of words drops down and a user sees a
    list of words from catalog that best match to the
    products he wants to find.

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  • USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR
  • Layered Navigation
  • Search results are displayed in layered
    navigation based on multiple attributes of
    different products.
  • Enables customers to shop by multiple attributes
    in a category.
  • Enables customers to filter search results by
    multiple attributes.
  • Allows showing attributes in a dropdown and
    multi-select.
  • Multi-select feature is not by default available
    in Magento. We have configured it for this
    extension.

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  • USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR
  • Page Results
  • It displays search engine result page with the
    listing of no. of top results in single page.
  • For more information on Advance Search with Solr,
    please refer to https//www.appjetty.com/magento-
    advance-search-with-solr.htm

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USER MANUAL Advance Search With SOLR Points to
Note
  • Products in all the modules of Advance Search
    With SOLR will only be visible if they are
    assigned to the website selected while purchasing
    the Extension.
  • PHP version should be 5.3 above.
  • Solr should be installed on server before using
    this extension.
  • AY? chaYge wade iY e?teYsioY?s coYfiguratioY aYd
    that should Yot reflect iY froYt theY need to
    restart solr once.
  • Mentioned installation steps are for Windows
    only.
  • If solr is not installed on your server, contact
    us we will install this.

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