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(Free E-Commerce Bootstrap for Shopaholic](https://octobercms.com/theme/lovata-bootstrap-shopaholic) theme is now available on October's marketplace. Check out the theme's live demo version. It demonstrates what you can build with Shopaholic and will soon have support for all our plugins and extensions. We will also constantly update it to cover all Shopaholic functionality.

Open to your Ideas!

Let us know if you have any questions, ideas or suggestions! Just drop a line at shopaholic@lovata.com

Live Demo

You can visit our Live Demo site. Sign in to backend using: login - manager, password - manager. You can deploy the demo site locally. To do so, you need to clone the repository, follow the steps from the "Installation guide", install the plugins. As a result, you will receive a copy of the demo site with a full database. Having a ready-made demo site example, you can easily learn how to operate the plugins.

Large Catalog Performance Live Demo

If you would like to know how our plugins perform with large catalogs of products, you can visit our Large Catalog Live Demo that has 21 000 products, 68 000 offers and 210 000 variations of property values.

Below are the performance characteristics for server setup: Dual Core CPU with 4GB of RAM.

For a catalog containing 210 products

Catalog page load time: 100-150 ms

Product list filtering time: 80-100 ms

For a catalog containing 21 000 products

Catalog page load time: 900-1100 ms

Product list filtering time: 500-600 ms


Please join us on #shopaholic channel in October CMS slack chat in order to have quick support on all our products. You will also get all newest updates and insights about our existing and upcoming products!

If you have any specific requests, suggestions or ideas please do not hesitate to send us a message, it will help us make our products even better.

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Required Plugins

Recommended Plugins

General information

Sphinx for Shopaholic adds supreme search capabilities to your project powered by Sphinx search engine. Sphinx is an open source full text search server, designed from the ground up with performance, relevance (aka search quality), and integration simplicity in mind. A variety of text processing features enable fine-tuning Sphinx for your particular application requirements, and a number of relevance functions ensures you can tweak search quality as well.

Get involved and contribute to the project

If you’d like to help us improve the project, you can do so in the following ways:

You can also visit LOVATA’s GitHub page.


© 2018, LOVATA Software Development Company under GNU GPL v3.

Developed by Andrey Kharanenka.

Product form

The full plugin documentation is available here.

Plugin adds fields 'search_synonym', 'search_content'' to Product, Brand, Category, Tag models.

Plugin adds search($sSearchString) method to ProductCollection, BrandCollection, CategoryCollection, TagCollection classes.

$obList = ProductCollection::make()->search('test search');

Installation Guide

  1. Install Sphinx
sudo apt-get install sphinxsearch
  1. Configure sphinx.conf. Create indexes for products, categories, brand, tags. For example:
    • 'oc_product' - index for default language
    • 'oc_product_ru' - index for language with code ru
source oc_product
    sql_query = SELECT id, name, preview_text, description, search_synonym, search_content FROM lovata_shopaholic_products order by `id` DESC
source oc_product_ru
    sql_query = SELECT product.id, JSON_EXTRACT(lang.attribute_data, '$.name') as name FROM lovata_shopaholic_products as product LEFT JOIN rainlab_translate_attributes as lang ON product.id = lang.model_id WHERE lang.model_type  = 'Lovata\\Shopaholic\\Models\\Product' and lang.locale = 'ru'
  1. Copy sphinxsearch.php config.
cp plugins/lovata/sphinxshopaholic/config/sphinxsearch.php config/sphinxsearch.php
  1. Configure config/sphinxsearch.php for your project

  2. Run composer require sngrl/sphinxsearch.

  • Found the plugin useful on 1 Aug, 2020

    You should run this after installing this plugin > composer require sngrl/sphinxsearch

  • author

    Replied on 27 Aug, 2020

    Thx for the recommendation. We just added this step to the guide!


Remove vendor folder from plugin. Fixed bug with sorting search results.

Mar 03, 2020


Fixed checking the extension of form fields in backend.

Nov 01, 2018


Initialize plugin.

Feb 23, 2018