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Introduction to Scout Extended

Scout Extended provides a great starting point to use Algolia with a Laravel application. It’s made to simplify the usage of Algolia within the Laravel Framework.

Scout Extended is built on top of the latest release of Laravel Scout, the official Laravel search package. Using Scout Extended, you are free to use all Laravel Scout’s features, and the full power of Algolia at the same time.

Scout Extended is 100% open source, so you’re free to dig through the source to see how it works behind the scenes. See something that needs improving? You can make a pull request on GitHub.

Scout Extended adds functionalities to Laravel Scout. For this reason, it’s encouraged to read the Scout documentation first.


Laravel has great documentation to go along with its release of Scout. They go into great detail on how to use the Scout interface. These resources should be enough to help you get started and implement Algolia in the best possible way within the Laravel framework.

One of the goals of the documentation on this site is to complement Laravel’s documentation, by anticipating questions you might have after reading Laravel’s documentation. On top of that, this documentation details the features Scout Extended adds, such as aggregators and zero downtime reimports.

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