I would like to expand the search over all websites/stores in the installation. In


I tried to remove ->addStoreFilter() from the collection but this doesn't work...

Any hints where i should start looking for a solution?

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You can try by commenting below function in following file:

path :\app\code\core\Mage\CatalogSearch\Model\Query.php and function :getResultCollection()

on above function you will find the addStoreFilter line just comment it and try.

Before changing it copy the file to the local code pool on the same path.

path :\app\code\local\Mage\CatalogSearch\Model\Query.php

  • You really should learn how to rewrite the function in your own extension. The app/code/local/Mage thing works but is not the best way to do it. Not related to this, but it doesn't work with controllers so if you ever encounter a controller rewrite you'll already know the basics. Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 13:27
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    I (for my part) am aware of rewriting. But to keep it simple, I just posted the original file. Anyway, this seems to do nothing either...
    – bluespuke
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 13:48

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