Getting Started with Search on Magento 1

See how to use the Setup Guide to get the Live-Search and Search Page on your Magento 1 webshop.’s search function consists of two parts:

  • The Live-Search dropdown that is displayed when a customer starts typing.

  • The Search Page which displays all matching products on a full page.

From the main menu start by clicking on Getting Started:

1. Create Standard Designs and Content

The first thing you need to do, is create Standard Designs and Content.

You can use the Setup guide entitled SEARCH under the Getting Started option, to quickly create Designs and Content that have the same color scheme and style as your webshop.

A/ Start by creating a Design and Content for the Live Search :

Click Publish once you are happy with your design.

And then create a Design and Content for the Search Page:

Click Publish once you are happy with your design.

You can easily change your designs and content later, under Designs and Content, then click the edit button.

Change Design

Change Content

2. Activate the Live-Search and Search Page

The next steps will guide you through the steps needed to activate the Live Search and the Search-Page Functions:

Please bare in mind even if the next steps are already checked with a green icon as if they were installed - they are not - you still need to click and follow the steps:

Install the Live-Search and Search Page

In the Magento 1 module both Live-Search and Search Page are enabled under the same steps, therefore you can click either on:

- Install your auto-complete search

- Install your search page

Follow all the Steps under the section: Enable search and  live-search

Finalise the setup by clicking Done

After enabling the features, you will be able to see’s SEARCH function on your webshop.