Super Search



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  • ExpressionEngine 3


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Greatly improves search functionality, allowing for powerful and flexible searching on channel entries in EE.


Super Search greatly improves search functionality, allowing for powerful and flexible searching on channel entries in ExpressionEngine. It can be used both as a search engine and as a replacement for the Channel:Entries tag.

The architecture of the add-on borrows from Google’s model of constructing search queries. Anything you might want to search for… keywords, channels, categories, statuses, authors, custom fields, date ranges, custom field numeric ranges, etc, can be loaded into a single URI segment with the Super Search syntax. This makes pages highly shareable, flexible and versatile. Searches can be performed in a variety and/or combination of a few different ways:

  • Through a POST or GET search form (Super Search automatically redirects the POST as a human-readable query in the URI).
  • Visiting a Results template with a search query in the URI, whether it be linked from another page, or a bookmarked URL, etc.
  • Hard-coding values for any type of search, including keywords, channels, categories, custom fields, etc.

Super Search supports relevance-based searching, which allows you to create simple or advanced algorithms to control ranking of entries in search results. This is done by using the relevance-related parameters in the Super_Search:Results tag.

Super Search also supports Fuzzy Searching, which basically means that searches can be set to ignore plurals, match up similar words, and suggest other words based on spelling in search terms.

And finally, Super Search includes a Search Curation feature, which is designed to allow manual selection of entry results for keyword searches. This would typically be used as supplimental search results to normal search results, similar to how Google displays sponsored results at the top or side of search results pages.


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This entry was created December 8, 2009, 11:39 am.
This entry was last updated October 25, 2019, 10:20 am.

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7 Reviews:

Benek 02.02.14

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I love this addon. Very flexible way to build search strings and you can do almost anything with it (far more than I’ve ever tried to use yet). I also found support to be excellent and they even pushed in some new features for me (orderby ratings) which I helped test. Very pleased with the service.

Calan 12.11.12

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Nice addon. It’s worth noting that when Solspace release a new version, you will need to pay an upgrade fee, currently an additional $59.95.

Andre Van Kets 05.18.12

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A great module for returning results across channels. But the ranking algo has room for improvement. Hard to compete with the big search engines who have been working on this for years and years…

davidfwall 04.14.11

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I agree with Kristen – I should have checked the Solspace forums before I spent money on this. It has some severe limitations. The documentation is very technical and there are very limited examples.

That said, there are some really useful features – and the speed of searches is great.

Sneed's Feed & Seed 10.27.10

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v1.2.0 – Check the forums for bug issues before purchasing this module. It’s great for simple customized searches, but use it for anything complex and your life will be hell. I’m sure after a few more updates it will be a stellar module, but it’s currently not worth the $100.

eyevariety 10.21.10

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Worth every penny.  This tool is super fast and enables advanced information display that you just can’t do with the normal EE search/weblog entries tools.

Ryan Battles 09.22.10

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While I didn’t find the documentation as helpful as it could be, once I installed the module, it worked intuitively.  It certainly saves a lot of time if your client has any sort of advanced search needs.  At $99 it is a bit expensive to play around with, but if you need it, the price is worth it.