How to Integrate Zoom Search Engine into Prestashop

July 18, 2016 / Posted in Prestashop by Dmitry Urbanovich
How to Integrate Zoom Search Engine into Prestashop
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In this article I would like to tell you how ZoomSearch which is a easy-to-use and easy-to-configure search engine can be integrated according to your needs. It allows the following:

  1. Easy to use and install, up and running in minutes;
  2. No advertising and no annual fees (Free for small sites!);
  3. No scripting knowledge or editing required;
  4. No complicated database setup procedure;
  5. No external web service required;
  6. Highly configurable;
  7. Search static and dynamic web page formats (HTML, PHP, ASP, CF, etc.);
  8. Search in PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, XLS, SWF, JPG, GIF, and many other file types;
  9. Runs on almost all web servers and hosting plans;
  10. PHP, Classic ASP, .NET, JavaScript, and CGI support in one package.

Let’s discuss the integration in more detail. Creating a configuration page is quite easy. As it is already created we only have to implement it:

The result will be the following:

How to Integrate Zoom Search Engine into Prestashop

Further we build up a search page for store visitors:

Here we go with a simple search page that can be stylized in accordance with our needs:

How to Integrate Zoom Search Engine into Prestashop

The process of module configuration is not complicated as well.

How to Integrate Zoom Search Engine into Prestashop

We switch on the indexing of our website:

How to Integrate Zoom Search Engine into Prestashop

The indexing is finished. After that we check how the search is working:

How to Integrate Zoom Search Engine into Prestashop

Zoom search allows configuring a search page, list output, searching results in a rather flexible way. This includes list enumeration, quantity of symbols in the search result page description, availability of a direct link, quantity of posts on a page and search among categories (to my opinion, the most essential one). We can divide the website into sections and a user can select search by the whole website or the section which is most interesting for him.



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