Phoca Cart - Enhanced Search Module

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Phoca Cart - Enhanced Search Module

Post by dmlwebal » 05 Jun 2020, 16:59

Hi,

I have been asked to provide a more enhanced version of the site search and wondered if it was possible to add a 3rd party Joomla search module that could search Phoca Products and Categories and provide results in this fashion

https://www.tackleuk.co.uk/

if you type something in the search bar (top of page in greyish striped background) for example 'hooks', it generates results and 'suggests' products and categories with links.

I'm not too bothered about the images, just text links to related phoca categories and products would be great. Even a modified version the Phoca Search module would be fine.

My PHP is limited to Templates and re-arranging Component generated pages!

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Re: Phoca Cart - Enhanced Search Module

Post by Jan » 05 Jun 2020, 17:35

Hi,
as you can see here:

https://www.phoca.cz/jtd/

Phoca Cart Search module is fully integrated with filter option. So the question is which another features should the search module have?

BTW for now I don't know any other search module but of course, the standard one like is used in Joomla! can be created.

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Re: Phoca Cart - Enhanced Search Module

Post by dmlwebal » 05 Jun 2020, 17:56

LOL,

Ok Jan, thank you. It looks like a case of RTFM :)

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Re: Phoca Cart - Enhanced Search Module

Post by Jan » 07 Jun 2020, 20:23

Ok
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Re: Phoca Cart - Enhanced Search Module

Post by dmlwebal » 13 Jun 2020, 19:05

Hi Jan,

I have taken another look at the Phoca Cart Search Module and I cannot achieve the type of results that best suits the site.

The best desired result would be as follows

search results return pages that:

1) match keywords in category titles first.
So a search using the words 'carp chairs' opens items from Carp Chairs & Seating, eg. https://www.horncastleanglingcentre.co. ... rs-seating

Another example, 'Carp Rods' would return all items from this Category: https://www.horncastleanglingcentre.co. ... /carp-rods

Right now, if I enter either term into the search bar, the site returns exact keyword matches. Technically, this is correct, but it is not a human way of searching and affects potential sales.

Also,

2) match text input into Search and return page with items that contain matching Tags, then I can create Tags as necessary to return results.

Is this something I could add into the code of Phoca Cart Search module? even just as an override if necessary?

Also, what specific action do these option in the module perform?

Load Component Media
Display Active Parameters

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Re: Phoca Cart - Enhanced Search Module

Post by Jan » 15 Jun 2020, 12:07

Hi, the module asks for the result by the component.

In Phoca Cart Options you can set which method of search will be used: "any", "all", "exact", so you can try to switch to another value and test if the outcomes will be OK.

In next version I plan to add new parameter to enable searching in features und long description (for now, there is only standard description). Enabling it has pros and cons - it searches in more places but it takes more time.

Tags - the problem with searching tags is, it can be in conflict with filter function and this will take much more time than standard search ... :idea:

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Re: Phoca Cart - Enhanced Search Module

Post by dmlwebal » 15 Jun 2020, 12:19

Hi Jan

Thanks again for getting back to me. The tag filter explanation makes sense.

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Re: Phoca Cart - Enhanced Search Module

Post by Jan » 29 Jul 2020, 13:03

Hi, there is new parameter: Deep search. When enabled, it can be searched in long description and features fields.

https://www.phoca.cz/news/1093-phoca-ca ... 3-released
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Re: Phoca Cart - Enhanced Search Module

Post by dmlwebal » 29 Jul 2020, 14:23

Hi Great news

Thanks Jan

Of course, I now also have the Ajax Search Plugins too but I can see that hard work has been put into this new release.

Any news on this topic at all: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=61195&p=161096&hil ... es#p161096

I realise it is POS but a client of mine is moving into a larger building soon and EAN/SKU for POS is going to be vital for them.

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Re: Phoca Cart - Enhanced Search Module

Post by Jan » 03 Aug 2020, 15:18

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