ExpressionEngine’s native channel:entries tag allows you to fetch and filter entries in many ways by setting its parameters. The native Search module allows for filtering by keyword, but is limited in its capabilities. Imagine combining the two into one module and then throw in extra features, filters, and a performance boost. That is Low Search.
Searching by keywords uses a custom full-text index instead of the raw entry data, which makes Low Search fast. Very fast. It also adds relevance to search results which can be influenced by applying weight to any searchable field.
Apart from the powerful keywords filter, and the ability to use any native parameter as a search filter, Low Search adds several other filters to further enhance and refine your search results:
Filters marked with * are sold separately. Other features include:
Low Search was a Devot:ee Editor’s Pick in December 2013.