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Quick Start

To get started using Algolia in your Magento installation, follow the steps in this video or on the page below.

Installation

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 our GitHub repository and placing the files in their designated directories.

Configuration

Before using Algolia with Magento, you need to create an Algolia account. With the account, it’s possible to configure the Magento extension to work properly.

Algolia account

Create your account with the sign-up wizard.

You can only use Algolia for Magento 1 with a paid plan.

Pay attention while 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.

Magento settings

To configure the Magento extension, you need the following Algolia credentials:

You can find these credentials on the Algolia Dashboard, on the API keys page from the menu.

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.

Basic information configuration

Indexing

With the extension configured, the data in your Magento installation should be pushed to Algolia for the first time by a process called indexing. To perform this indexing, navigate to System > Indexing Management via the menu in your administration section.

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 the indexing is done, the search should now be available in your Magento installation.

Magento store indexers

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