As soon as your credentials have been updated, we'll start indexing your content.
An index is a way of representing your data, in Algolia, that has been optimized to answer to search queries almost instantly. You can see those indices in the Indices tab of your Algolia dashboard.
We currently support indexing of 3 types of data from Shopify:
- Products (variants)
- Blog posts / Articles
In the Indexing tab, you'll be able to manage which data you want searchable.
Simply toggle the
Enable buttons and save to start or stop indexing a type of data.
Now that the you've set the indexing up and installed our front-end logic in your theme, the next step is to configure it. This will be done in the Configuration tab of the application.
In the Store Configuration tab, you'll also be able to chose if you want to use the autocompletion menu and the search results page (disabled by default — more info in InstantSearch page).
There are plenty of attributes on which you might want your users to be able to sort on.
In the Sorting tab, you can chose which sort orders you want to activate, how you want them to be named and which ones to display first.
You should double-check that an increase in amount of records wouldn't exceed your plan quota.
Sorting is obviously a really important topic for us. We have a full guide about how our relevance works here.
Faceting is the technical word to describe navigation using filters. This is mostly useful for refining a search, but can also a be a way to browse using search.
If you want more information about faceting, you should check the full guide in Algolia's documentation.
For instance, with this integration, you can filter by type, brand or price.
For each facet, you can chose its position in the list, its displayed name and what type of facet it is.
We currently have 5 available types:
- slider: A simple slider for numeric values
- conjunctive: Filters using AND between its refinements
- disjunctive: Filters using OR between its refinements
- menu: Allows for only one selected refinement but lists other possible values
- hidden: If a facet is in the active list but hidden, it will be added to the
attributesForFacetingsetting but not displayed on the search page
Facets can come from 4 different sources:
- Default attributes: Those can be seen in the Schemas section of the documentation
- Variant options: If you're using for instance "Color" to distinguish your variants, this will show up here
- Named tags: See Named tags
- Metafields: See Metafields
Synonyms configuration is fully done in your Algolia dashboard.