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Opencart Algolia Search

Updated 19 December 2023

Opencart Algolia Search: This extension allows Algolia search services to be used by the store owner to improvise the search results for the online store. Whenever the customer enters any word to search for any product, the product name search is autocompleted.

It also automatically displays related objects from the search to the customer. By using the Algolia API keys, the admin needs to integrate the Algolia server with the website. The admin needs to sync all products to Algolia servers after connecting with the Algolia server.


  • It autocompletes the search results and shows similar products to the entered word.
  • The admin can sync all the products to the Algolia server to improvise search results.
  • Can remove any product from the Algolia server by using the remove button.
  • Removed products will not appear in the autocomplete search result but they will appear in the default search result.
  • Users can search for products with multiple languages on the front end.
  • Users can change the currency on auto-suggestion, Product price will show according to the selected currency.


To install this add-on please follow every step carefully. First, you need to upload both admin and system folders into the open-cart root folder directory as shown in the below screenshot.


After copying both folders, log in to your Admin account in the open cart and click the Extensions menu option as shown below.


This is the Extensions settings page here you can find the list of Opencart extensions. Here you have to go to the drop-down menu and select the Modules option as shown in the below screenshot.

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After selecting a Module menu option, a new page will appear where you will find the list of module extensions, you will find the Algolia Product Search extension in the list click the Install button as shown in the below screenshot.


Language Translation

After that, click the Edit button to make changes to this extension after successfully installing Alogolia Product Search.

Note: To configure the Opencart extension, you will need the following Algolia credentials. You can find these credentials on the Algolia Dashboard, on the API Keys page from the menu.


Also, you will arrive at the Alogolia Product Search configuration page after clicking the Edit button. Here, the administrator must provide all the appropriate information as follows:

Status: Set Enabled or Disabled.

Application ID: Your Application ID, which can be found in the Credentials section of your Algolia account.

Indices Name: If configured, all indices created by the Algolia search extension will be prefixed by this value.

Search-Only API key: A search-only API key.

Admin API key: Your administration API key.

Monitoring API key: The Monitoring API lets your interact directly with the status of your Algolia clusters.

Placeholder: The placeholder attribute specifies a short hint that describes the expected value of an input field.


After saving your settings, the Alogolia Product Search form will appear on the Front-End during the search for products.

Here admin can view all the products of the store. Admin can sync their products from the Algolia server by clicking on the buttons. These buttons are used for mass product sync and desync as per the below image. 

Algolia Products


By selecting the products, an admin can remove products from the Algolia server and the admin can sync or desync product individually according to the requirement as per the below image.


Customer Front-End View

Customers can search for products by entering the first letter and they can view all the products which are sync through Algolia.


Moreover, you can see the Algolia products as per the below page: 


If the product does not sync with Algolia then have to enter the full product name and the product page will show as per the below image:


Furthermore, the users can change the multiple languages of the store at their convenience. Then search for the product in the chosen language.


The users also can change the currency of the store so the auto-suggested product will convert their currency as per the selected one.


That’s all for the Opencart Algolia Search.

Moreover, if you have any issues, feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the plugin better at

Current Product Version -

Supported Framework Version - OpenCart, 2.x.x.x, 3.x.x.x

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