I have been setting up a Magento 1.9 site and using the excellent free Instant Search extension from Magestore.

After installing a new Theme, the Instant Search has since stopped working.

Is there an easy way to set the "weight" of extensions so they are not overridden by others?

Or does anyone know how I could make the Magestore Instant Search work with Ultimo theme?

  • Have you placed layout (.xml) and template (.phtml) files in ultimo theme? Jul 4, 2016 at 9:22
  • Hi Mohit, I haven't put any files in the ultimo theme folders (Sorry I'm a Magento novice!)
    – Darren
    Jul 5, 2016 at 11:41
  • Please see my answer below. Jul 5, 2016 at 12:30

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You need to put layout and template files of Instant Search extension into layout and template folders respectively.

For instance:

  • Put layout file(s) of Instant Search extension into app/design/frontend/ultimo/default/layout folder.
  • Put template file(s) of Instant Search extension into app/design/frontend/ultimo/default/template folder.

Please let me know if the issue persists.

  • Hi Mohit, i have done the above and the search is now working again! Thanks so much for you guidance.
    – Darren
    Jul 5, 2016 at 13:46
  • glad to know that I could help you :) Jul 6, 2016 at 4:52

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