March 2022 Release Notes: Fresh Updates for Shopify, Wix, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, CS-Cart, and Magento

Welcome to March release notes! This time most of the updates and improvements are available for all of our customers, no matter what platform you are on: Shopify, Wix, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, CS-Cart, or Magento. The list is long, so let's get straight to what's new:

All Platforms

Adjusting product fields for search

You can now set the search weight of the product fields, i.e. define their importance (product fields are product details such as product names, descriptions, vendors, tags, SKU, etc.)

This will help you fine-tune the relevance of your search, as the weight of product fields affeсts the order of products in search results. For example, you can prioritize type over vendor, tags, barcodes, etc:
Search ignores spaces and hyphens
Setting up the priority of product fields
Here you will find the detailed instructions on how to change product fields' search weight on Shopify, Wix, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, Magento, CS-Cart.

Improved fields for custom CSS

We've improved the field for CSS to make it easier for you to add custom code. Among other things, code fields now support:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Displaying line numbers
  • Formatting code according to the syntax

Here's how the new code fields look like in the admin panel:
Custom CSS field
The fields for custom CSS

Easier installation and fine-tuning

We constantly work not only on adding new features but also on making Searchanise easier to use and set up. To do so we've recently accomplished three important tasks:

Open API-docs

You can now easily access Searchanise API documentation if you want to add our app to your store. Please go to our Help Portal to view the documentation.
Searchanise API docs
API documentation

New Help portal

We've launched the new Help Portal. There you'll find everything you need to know about Searchanise: app's functions, documentation, settings and customization options.
Searchanise Help Portal
Help Portal

Set-up instructions right from the admin panel

You can also access the Help Portal articles right from the app's admin panel. All you need to do is press "i" and you will be taken to the corresponding help article:
Faster access to Help Portal articles
How to access Help articles from the admin panel

Shopify

Slider for custom filters

We've made the slider view available for custom filters! Namely, a custom filter by default will be created as a slider (akin to the price slider) if they meet these two criteria:

  • the filter is based on Shopify metafields
  • metafield content is numeric
Slider filters in your store will make the filtering process easier and more intuitive for your customers. They will be able to instantly grasp what product variants are available, without having to scroll through the whole list of filter options.
Searchanise and ShopperApproved integration
Select filter (on the left) vs slider filter (on the right)
For instructions on how to create filters by metafields, adjust them or convert them into the select filters, please, refer to our Help Portal.

Coming soon: choose the number of products per row

We're going to release a new feature in the first weeks of April. You'll be able to set up a number of products per row from 1 to 6 in the Search Results Widget right from the admin panel. This feature will allow you to fine-tune the look and feel of the widget in your store on desktop:
Changing the number of product per row
One product per row
Please note that the setting will be available only for stores with the Big Pictures design template in the Search Results Widget.

Have questions or suggestions on the new functionality? Contact us at feedback@searchanise.com; we are happy to chat.

Until next time!
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"Works great for our needs!
The Searchanise plugin/service excels where other leading (and much more expensive) search providers have fallen short on our site. We have over 17,000 products and this plugin indexes them flawlessly and creates a top-notch search experience for our customers. Really pleased that we found this one."
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"The results are fantastic.
We use it on many customers and they are all satisfied. It greatly enhances Magento's search."
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My last hope was to try Searchanise. I was, and I am still amazed! The search results are PERFECT! The sync speed is AMAZING without bags or delays. And I have never seen such great support. The Searchanise App is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, and I really hope someday to find again such a nice team and support."
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"Searching for a Search app? Try Searchanise. We are totally impressed, works great, it's faster than the default BC search and looks gorgeous in our shop - it's form and function! Supported by wonderful people. Many thanks to Alexey and the team! Excellent app and awesome team"
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"I could say a lot of great things about this add-on, but I think this one line suffices; adding the Searchanise feature to your store is one of the most important and rewarding decisions you will make for your business and customers. Not to mention, the team is an absolute delight to work with, namely Angelina Morozova!"
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Anastasiya is a content creator at Searchanise. Her professional areas of interest are SaaS solutions and ecommerce. Anastasiya believes that quality content must be valuable for readers and achieve business goals. When she is not busy writing, which does not happen often, she reads passionately, both fiction and non-fiction literature.

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