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PHP 5 e-commerce Development by Michael Peacock

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Search

The ability for customers to be able to search, find, and filter products is vital, as if they cannot find what they are looking for they will be frustrated by our site and go somewhere where they can find what they are looking for much more easily.

There are two methods that can make it much easier for customers to find what they are looking for:

  • Keyword search: This method allows customers to search the product catalog based on a series of keywords.
  • Filtering: This method allows customers to filter down lists of products based on attributes, refining larger lists of products into ones that better match their requirements.

Finding products

The simplest way for us to implement a search feature is to search the product name and product description ...

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