Magento Commerce, 1.14.x

Solr Search

Solr is a standalone, enterprise-scale search server that communicates easily with applications. Because Solr is highly scalable, it is used to power some of the world’s most high-traffic Internet sites. This guide includes installation instructions for system administrators, as well configuration instructions for store administrators.

For more technical information, see: Solr Installation and Configuration

Solr provides improved search performance and search results relevancy, support for spelling, synonyms and stop words, and improved layered navigation performance. Solr is especially recommended for sites with heavy traffic and search loads. Products are added to the search engine index as each product is saved in the Admin, so the index is kept up to date without any need for manual intervention.

Magento quick search performed by the Solr search engine includes the following:

  • Search terms suggestions based on the corrected customer’s misspelling
  • Search results according to the specified weight of an attribute
  • Search results for layered navigation

All of the attributes that are available for layered navigation are added to Solr index. As a result, Solr can also be used to generate the layered navigation. To add these attributes to Solr search results, the store administrator must enable Solr for catalog navigation.