WooCommerce Search by Omega

Description

Check our search demo!

Omega Instant Search can turn your customers search experience into pleasure and bring you a bunch of orders! It is smart and quality search in returning the right products and increasing your store sales.

Main features:

  1. High Searching speed: customers get quality search and see relevant search results in a split second.
  2. Autocomplete search: Search-As-You-Type function in action! Completes customer search query automatically after entering first few symbols, effectively saving shoppers time!
  3. Automatic typos / misspellings correction while searching in a store: search amends typos on-the-go! No more empty search results due to customers’ misspellings: customers get relevant search results for every search query made.
  4. Singular/Plural/Morphology search
  5. Search Layered Navigation Filters: Configuration is very flexible. You can easily configure layered navigation filters according to your own requirements.
  6. Support of different themes and design customization opportunities: Our search out-of-box supports the most themes. That’s why right after installation it’ll naturally fit into your store design. In case you need to customize something, there is an opportunity to edit CSS and even templates.
  7. Supports WPML
  8. Fast Installation and Low Server Load: Thanks to all operations are handled on our servers, it’s easy to install our plugin. You don’t need to install any additional software like Sphinx or Solr. The additional perk: our plugin doesn’t load your server with heavy indexing and searching tasks. Most probably, your store will work faster thanks to this!
  9. High Indexing speed: You don’t need to wait for days while the scheduled database reindex will be launched! We index your store products almost in real-time! So you can make changes, add new items and in a few seconds your modifyings will be available in your customers search.

About pricing

Our plugin use Omega Search SaaS Service. We have a FREE plan and paid plans. Please, check our pricing plans.

Advantages over other search solutions

  • You don’t need to install heavy search engines like Sphinx, Solr or Elasticsearch. You don’t need to do complex search configuration and pay your hosting provider for help. You don’t need to have a dedicated server to run search engine.
  • Our search does not consume resources of your server. We will not overload your server. All search queries are performed on our servers and final results are rendered in the browser by javascript.
  • Search is very fast. It returns results in few milliseconds.
  • Search can work with huge number of products, posts, documents, etc.
  • Our search solution has huge number of useful features, which are very important for your customers. For example, filters in the layered navigation allows to find necessary items in very intuitive way.

More Information

Check our demo!

Visit the Omega Commerce website for documentation and support.
Or contact us at support@omegacommerce.com and we’ll gladly try to help you!

Screenshots

  • Search Results.
  • Search Results with Custom Filters.
  • Search Dashboard.
  • Settings of Search Autocomplete dropdown list.

Installation

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Omega Instant Search for WooCommerce’
  3. Activate ‘Omega Instant Search for WooCommerce’ from your Plugins page.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download ‘Omega Instant Search for WooCommerce’.
  2. Upload the ‘omegacommerce-search-woo’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate ‘Omega Instant Search for WooCommerce’ from your Plugins page.

Once Activated

  1. Open WordPress Admin panel. Open Omega Search menu.
  2. Login or Register in our service.
  3. Visit ‘Omega Search > Settings’ menu. Click a button ‘Run Data Synchronization’ to sync data.
  4. Open store frontend and start typing in the search box. You should see a dropdown list of search autocomplete.

Data synchronization

There are several options to peform a data synchronization:

  1. Default. Data is synchronized when you add/update/remove item using wordpress admin panel.
  2. Syncronisation by wordpress cron. To enable this option, open Omega Search > Settings, enable “Run Data Synchronization By CRON”. Make sure that you have setup a cronjob for wordpress. Plugin will synchronize only added/updated/removed items.
  3. Syncronisation using external script. You can run data synchronization manually using the command: “php [path to your wordpress]/wp-content/plugins/omegacommerce-search-woo/shell/sync.php”. Or you can add this script to the crontab. By default script will synchronize only added/updated/removed items. So it will run fast.

FAQ

Can I use my existing WordPress theme?

Yes, sure. Omega Instant Search works out-of-the-box with nearly every WordPress theme.

I experience some difficulties with setting up a service. What should I do next?

Just let us know your issues at support@omegacommerce.com and we’ll gladly help you to resolve them!

Reviews

June 18, 2019
Service appeared to be down but turned out it was local ISP. Support was quick to help out. Also has been a couple months since the search results stopped displaying prices due to a WooCommerce version but it has now been fixed and looks great. Credit to the Omega Commerce team for sorting this out.
May 24, 2019
For over 5 years now, I've managed an E-commerce site with over 3,000 products and 40 Plugins and heavy traffic. We installed the IS+ plugin and signed up for premier service since day 1. This is by far the most important and valuable plugin that we have added to our site. Not only it has incredible search functionality, but also it handles our product category pages, Navigation, Product Filters, Recommendation Engine, and Recently viewed products and much more. Pretty much all of our front end product search functionalities are being handled by IS+ for the last several years. The system is easy to use and super fast. Loading time has always been excellent, and so much of the load from product queries are done on the IS+ server which frees up our server to handle other functions. Also, their system is continuously being improved and new features are added every few months. The interface is easy to use and very customizable. Most important of all, knowing that we are relying on a plugin to handle so much of our site's functionality, Great Customer Service is extremely critical. And IS+ support has been outstanding with prompt responses and support team that will stick with us to solve any issue or update we need. I think if you are ready to step up your e-commerce site to the modern and future level, then you should not hesitate to give this plugin a try.
November 23, 2018
This plugin adds fast and professional search functionality to your site. We had some technical issues due to a mistake on our side, but this was eventually solved with great support. Highly recommended!
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Contributors & Developers

“WooCommerce Search by Omega” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.0.8

  • Support of WMPL for products

2.0.7

  • Solved possible issue with taxes
  • Solved possible issue with URLs of categories

2.0.5

  • Solved possible issue with incorrect prices calculation for products with taxes. Update requires a full data reindex.

2.0.4

  • Solved possible error which may happen on plugin activation

2.0.3

  • Solved several minor issues of REST API

2.0.0

  • Switch to WordPress and WooCommerce API. Plugin will not work on localhost anymore.

1.6.3

  • Support of WordPress 5.x and WooCommerce 3.5.x
  • Improved manual reindexing shell script
  • Improved Data Reindexing interface with possibility of custom reindexing
  • Added possibility to use custom decimal format for prices
  • Added possibility to skip loading Omega Instant Search on certain pages (compatibility fix)
  • Fixed price display for Groupable Products
  • Fixed incorrect Product Tags filtering

1.6.2

  • Solved possible issue with incorrect database migration, which can lead to high load of server
  • Solved possible issue with errors on checkout page

1.6.0

  • Major improvements of code.

1.5.3

  • Added a button “Clean all search indexes”

1.5.2

  • Solved issue with data synchronization after fresh installation.

1.5.0

  • Major improvements of data synchronization system.

1.4.16

  • Fix of possible browser caching of redirect in admin panel. Will affect only version 1.4.15.

1.4.15

  • Added an ability to set max number of requests during data synchronization. Useful in some rare cases.