Instant Search Quickstart

These are the essential steps to configure XT Search for Algolia.

XT Search for Algolia - Joomla Quickstart

Enter your Download ID in the general configuration

Access the general configuration and configure the Download ID in the Live Update tab. You can find your Download ID in your account area, here.

Access the general configuration, and fill the Algolia Configuration:

  • Application ID
  • Search-Only API Key
  • Admin API Key
  • Index Name

If your site is multilingual, and you want to create separate indexes, then you must enable Multilingual Indexes. After this steps, create the associated indexes: MyIndexName_en-GB, MyIndexName_es-ES, MyIndexName_pt-BR, etc.

Configure the basic connector

  • Joomla Articles Connector Configuration

Configure the Cron Job

  • Base URL Override
  • Secret word

Populate the index for the first time

  • Click on "2. Full Indexing"
  • Visit the Index records in Algolia Dashboard.

Configure the basic Search Fields

  • name
  • description
  • category_name

Publish the Autocomplete module

Configure the basic Facets

  • category_name
  • component

Configure the basic Facets

Publish the Autocomplete module

  • Configure the module with these basic settings
  • Test the search on your site

Publish the Autocomplete module

Publish the Instant Search module

  • Configure the module with these basic settings
  • Test the search on your site

Publish the Autocomplete module

Ready for Joomla!

This is the simplest configuration. Now, you are ready to configure more connectors, adjust Algolia search parameters or customize the extension.