TemplateMonster Ajax Search Magento 2 Extension

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

TemplateMonster Ajax Search Magento 2 Extension Module Review

Almost every reliable Magento 2 extension provider has a search tool in its portfolio and TemplateMonster is not an exception. The company offers the Ajax Search Magento 2 module and below we shed light on how this product functions. If you are dissatisfied with the default Magento 2 search, you’ve come to the right place. Below we not only explore TemplateMonster Ajax Search but also point to its main competitor and the best search tool for Magento 2.

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Modules by TemplateMonster are no longer provided as stand-alone solutions, but you can still use the following replacements:

Below, you can find the original review.

The core goal of the TemplateMonster Ajax Search Magento 2 extension is to provide store visitors with the ability to type a search query and immediately get results without page reloads. To make the search process even more user-friendly, the Magento 2 module caches search queries on client’s side, so the repeated search is even faster. And note that matched categories are displayed in addition to suggested products!

Backend

  • Let’s go to Stores -> Settings -> Configuration -> TemplateMonster -> Catalog Search Ajax. Here, you have to deal with the following options:
  • Default Search Ajax – enable/disable the TemplateMonster Ajax Search Magento 2 module on frontend;
  • Category Search Ajax – add categories to search results provided by the extension;
  • Product Search Ajax – add products to search results provided by Ajax Search by TemplateMonster;
  • Default, Category, and Product Search Ajax Num. Result – 3 options that help to configure the number of displayed items.

TemplateMonster Ajax Search Magento 2 Extension Module Review

No more backend settings are available. So you can see that the TemplateMonster Ajax Search Magento 2 extension is a straight-forward solution that only adds the AJAX functionality to the default Magento 2 platform. With this Magento 2 module, you will neither change the priority of search results nor leverage synonyms or stop-words. But let’s look at the frontend appearance.

Frontend

We entered the first character and nothing happened – one symbol is not enough.

TemplateMonster Ajax Search Magento 2 Extension Module Review

Two characters were enough to summon the AJAX-based drop-down with results. One category and several products were shown. Only 3 items were displayed correctly. As for the fourth one, it was shown partly but remained clickable. Whether there were other products, we have no ideas.

TemplateMonster Ajax Search Magento 2 Extension Module Review

Three characters narrowed down the selection to 1 product. No categories were displayed.

TemplateMonster Ajax Search Magento 2 Extension Module Review

Final Words

As you can see, the TemplateMonster Ajax Search Magento 2 extension is a simple tool that only integrates the default Magento 2 search with AJAX. As a result, you provide store visitors with the enhanced searching experience and faster shopping. The module costs $129, so we recommend you to use it only if you need the basic improvements. For more robust search functionality, check this extension: Sphinx Search Ultimate ($149).

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