How to Configure Search Catalog search in Magento 2

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In this post, we will introduce how to configure Search or Catalog search in Magento 2. Setting the minimum and maximum number of characters that can be submitted in a query is an important part when you adjust the Catalog Search configuration. For example: you can choose the minimum number 1 and the maximum number 148.

This configuration provides your customers with a useful tool to find the product they want just by typing a few words or phrases. Once their shopping experience is improved, they are more likely to finalize the purchase. You can set this up in the default Magento 2, or use Mageplaza AJAX Search extension with more amazing features.

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How to Configure Search: Catalog search

5 Steps to Configure Catalog Search in Magento 2

To configure catalog search in Magento 2, please follow steps below:*

  1. On the Admin panel, click Stores. In the Settings section, select Configuration.
  2. Select Catalog under Catalog in the panel on the left
  3. Open the Catalog Search section, and continue with following:
    • In the Minimal Query Length field, enter the number to set minimum characters that can be submitted in a query
    • In the Maximum Query Length field, enter the number to set maximum characters that can be submitted in a query
  4. To limit the length and word count of search query text, do the following:
    • Set Minimal Query Length to the minimum number of characters that can be submitted in a query.
    • Set Maximum Query Length to the maximum number of characters that can be submitted in a query.
  5. When complete, click Save Config

Now, are you ready to make changes to your catalog search? Share it with your friends or business partners if you think it is useful! If you need another tool to enable better navigation, check out AJAX Search and Layered Navigation by Mageplaza. I think you’ll love them!

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