To start using Algolia in your Magento installation, follow the steps in this video or on the page below.
You can install the extension using modman. Once installed, run the following commands from the root directory of your installation:
$ $ modman init modman clone https://github.com/algolia/algoliasearch-magento.git
Alternatively, you can install the extension manually by downloading the files from Algolia’s Magento GitHub repository and placing the files in their designated directories.
Before using the Magento extension, you must create an Algolia account.
Create your account with the [sign-up wizard]https://dashboard.algolia.com/users/sign_up).
You can use Algolia for Magento 1 with free or paid plans, but some features like managing out-of-stock products and search on collections pages aren’t available on the free plan. However, you can move to a paid plan later to get the full benefit of all Algolia’s features.
Pay attention when picking a data center during the sign-up. For performance reasons, it’s best to pick the one closest to the data center of your Magento installation.
To configure the Magento extension, you need the following Algolia credentials:
You can find these credentials on the Algolia dashboard’s API keys page.
In the administration section of your Magento project, navigate to System > Configuration > Catalog > Algolia Search and fill in the form with all the required information.
Once the extension has been configured, send the data in your Magento installation to Algolia using the indexing process. Perform this indexing in the System > Indexing Management menu (in the administration section of your Magento project).
On this page, you have to click the Reindex Data button for the following indices:
- Algolia Search Products
- Algolia Search Categories
- Algolia Search Pages
- Algolia Search Suggestions
When indexing is complete, an Algolia search should be available in your Magento installation.