Advanced VirtueMart Search is the idea of giving your customers better search results by allowing them to filter the results by manufacturer, price, and other attributes. Advanced product search improves search results by displaying more desirable products based upon the filters chosen by the user.
In a previous article, we walked you through the VirtueMart search module customizations available. If you're looking for more advanced VirtueMart searching, there are several VirtueMart search modules available for use.
Advanced Search for VirtueMart
Advanced search for VirtueMart is a VirtueMart module that shows the core advanced search in a module. Based on the module's reviews, it is a very easy to setup and use search module. With Advanced search for VirtueMart, you can allow your visitors to search by product name, manufacturer / vendor, or product description. These filters will give your customers higher quality search results based upon their search query.
Allancer VirtueMart Advanced Search
Allancer VirtueMart Advanced Search is another module that allows you to search by price / discount, product type, manufacturer, category, and keywords. The store administrator can also choose which filter options to show. This is another advanced search VirtueMart module that includes very good reviews.
Advanced Search According to Parameters
VirtueMart's standard search module allows you to handle advanced search according to parameters. You will have to check the option for "Show Product Parameter Search Field?" in the search module's settings, but you can find more information on that here (search the page for 188.8.131.52. Advanced Search According to Parameters).
VirtueMart Advanced Drill Search
Like the others, this module can give your VirtueMart store an advanced search feature by allowing users to search by product category, manufacturer, and the product itself. This module can help you show more suitable products to your visitor based upon their search term.
Giving your website users the ability to filter their search results based upon product attributes, such as manufacturer and price, makes it easier for them to find the products they need. The more useful the search results are to your customers, the more valuable the search module is to you!
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