Algolia + Magnolia CMS

How to use Magnolia and Algolia together

What Algolia offers

Algolia is a powerful search-as-a-service platform that enables businesses to deliver fast, relevant, and engaging search experiences across their websites and applications. With its suite of developer-friendly APIs and customizable tools, Algolia empowers businesses to create highly optimized search experiences that drive user engagement and conversion rates.

One of the key features of Algolia is its lightning-fast search capabilities. Using Algolia's distributed search infrastructure and advanced indexing algorithms, businesses can provide users with instant search results and real-time filtering options, delivering a seamless and intuitive search experience.

Algolia also offers a range of customization options to help businesses tailor their search experiences to their specific needs and preferences. This includes the ability to customize search relevance settings, implement personalized search recommendations, and create custom search filters and facets.

Furthermore, Algolia provides powerful analytics and insights tools to help businesses understand how users are interacting with their search experiences. By tracking search queries, click-through rates, and other key metrics, businesses can gain valuable insights into user behavior and preferences, allowing them to continuously optimize and improve their search experiences over time.

Another key feature of Algolia is its scalability and reliability. With its cloud-based infrastructure and automatic scaling capabilities, Algolia can handle millions of search queries per second without sacrificing performance or reliability. This ensures that businesses can provide a seamless search experience to users, even during periods of high traffic or peak demand.

Overall, Algolia is a comprehensive search-as-a-service platform that empowers businesses to deliver fast, relevant, and engaging search experiences across their websites and applications. With its advanced search capabilities, customization options, analytics tools, and scalability, Algolia is the ideal solution for businesses looking to optimize their search experiences and drive user engagement and conversion rates.


Integration of Commerce Systems

Integrating a commerce system is, in general, not an easy task, but the complexity highly depends on the requirements you have. The biggest cost drivers are usually custom workflows or commerce or cms which don't fit the main goals of these workflows. You could use a headless solution with React, Angular or Vue which highly changes options to integrate 3rd party systems, rather than doing it the conventional way through SSR.

Please bear in mind that we only show ways to solve specific needs, and we cannot go into every aspect of a commerce integration here. In this case, a green color is meant to signify not just a simple integration, but rather that it serves as a solid, supported, and tested starting point.

Predefined Commerce Connector

Connect with the Commerce Connector Pack

The main focus of the Commerce Connector Pack is to connect magnolia cms to any type of PIM or commerce system that offers APIs. The central feature is to pick product or catalog information from these external systems and integrate it into magnolia-based components like carousels and teasers. Everything is done through magnolia's user interface, so you don't need to switch application contexts.

The module will offer you the option to choose any type of product information from Algolia and display it however you like inside Magnolia.

For Algolia there is already an official predefined connector module available, which is based on the connector pack from magnolia cms. The benefit is that you don't need to start from scratch. The basic implementation is done, and you can concentrate on custom workflows. If you want to learn more about this module, please contact Magnolia they will help you with the integration.