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Needle - Laravel Faceted Search

Needle - Laravel Faceted Search

Needle is a faceted search system build with Laravel 5.4 marked up with Blade template. All search request perform with ajax so there is no redirecting or refreshing the page, it return the result very quickly.

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Why Needle?

All codes are very simple and nested properly. It’s very easy to modify. All of the search keys are returning form database so no need to add too many search options or checkbox in html just add your products to database and the search panel will update itself. Any kind of website can use this faceted search system. ex: any kind of eCommerce, Hotel Booking, Automobile Showroom etc.

Crawl efficiency & SEO performance

This can be an enormous challenge for eCommerce sites, which can have hundreds – or even thousands – of pages which are similar versions of the same product/category. With multiple possible combinations of attributes (color, sizes, material, etc.) for each product on the site, Googlebot could waste a ton of your crawl bandwidth crawling in and out of navigational filters.

Needle uses Ajax to perform search and navigate to page. The main benefit of using AJAX for faceted navigation is that a new URL is not created when a user is on a page and applies a filter or sort order. The entire process happens client-side with JavaScript, without involving the web server.

Server Requirements

You will need to make sure your server meets the following requirements:

  • PHP >= 5.6.4
  • OpenSSL PHP Extension
  • PDO PHP Extension
  • Mbstring PHP Extension
  • Tokenizer PHP Extension
  • XML PHP Extension

Other Framework

  • Bootstrap 4.0.0-beta
  • jQuery 3.2.1
  • jQuery UI 1.12.1
  • Normalize.css 7.0.0

Update Log

    2017.12.06 - Bug fix: '500 server error' on `offers` selection
    2017.11.09 - Bug fix: Stop previous Ajax request if new request starts. (effective on large database or low bandwidth)
    2017.11.01 - Bug fix on "Load more >>>" of "Type" filter
    2017.11.01 - Add meta tags to improve SEO and control Spider Crawler 
    2017.10.23 - Collapsible search option
    2017.10.23 - Add "Load more item>>>" in search option
    2017.09.11 - Add ajax search box
    2017.09.04 - Framework upgraded to Bootstrap 4.0.0-beta    
    2017.08.19 - Add items display per page
    2017.08.19 - Add ajax pagination
    2017.07.23 - Add sorting
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