Magento is good at a lot of things, search is not one of those. Here are a few tips that can help in solving your magento search not working issue or if your magento search is not returning expected results.

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  1. Reindex Magento Data -In your magento admin panel Go to  System > Configuration > Index Management> Select All> Reindex data> Submitmagento search not working
  2. Clear Magento cache– Go to System > Configuration > Cache Management and clear the cache.

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  3. Reduce the number of attributes to search for– In the admin panel go to Catalogue>Attributes> Manage Attributes, remove those attribute that you dont want to be searchable.

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  4. Change the type of search set in magento – Go to System > Configuration > Catalog > Catalog search. By default, the search “Like” is chosen.  Change this to “Combine”.  “Like” returns partial matches for the search query. “Full text” strictly restricts users to the exact search term and will not handle spelling errors.  Combine should work good in most cases, but experiment with both “full text” and “combine” and choose whichever type returns better search results for your store.magento search not working how to fix
  5. Update Attributes– Go to catalog->manage products->Select all->Update attributes.magento search not working how to fix
  6. Make attributes searchable in quick search- Go to catalog-> attributes-> manage attributes->select an attribute-> Use in quick search-> Choose yes. magento search not working how to fix
  7. Make attributes searchable in advanced search– Go to catalog-> attributes-> manage attributes->select an attribute-> Use in advanced search-> Choose yes. magento search not working how to fix
  8. Use magento search extensions – If all the above things do not work, you could use Expertrec’s search engine. Install the extension from this link . (this extension works only for magento1.x .  For price details, please visit https://www.expertrec.com/magento-search/#pricingmagento search not working how to fixmagento search not working how to fix
  9. Magento 2 search not working how to fix?- If you are on mangento 2, you can create a custom search engine using expertrec. This custom search can also be used for magento 1. This is for as low as 9 USD per month.magento search not working how to fix

 

 

Create a magento custom search engine

Summary-

  1. Reindex Magento Data.
  2. Clear Magento cache.
  3. Reduce the number for attributes to search for.
  4. Change the type of search set in magento.
  5. Update attribues.
  6. Quick search.
  7. Advanced search.
  8. Create a magento custom search engine.
  9. Use magento search extensions.- Link

By following these steps, you should be able to solve your magento search not working issue in both the search autocomplete and search listing pages in magento 1 series till magento 1.9.x. If you are not able to get your magento search working even after following these steps, raise a support ticket from here with subjectline – magento search not working and we will get back.

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