A search plugin using Elasticsearch for Sylius.

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A search plugin for Sylius using Jane and Elastically.


Search with filters, sort and limits

Search results

Taxon view with filters, sort and limits

Taxon view

Instant search while you're typing

Instant search


Require the plugin :
composer require monsieurbiz/sylius-search-plugin

If you are using Symfony Flex, the recipe will automatically do the actions below.

Then create the config file in config/packages/monsieurbiz_search_plugin.yaml with the default configuration.

Import routes in config/routes.yaml :

  resource: "@MonsieurBizSyliusSearchPlugin/Resources/config/routing.yaml"

Modify config/bundles.php to add this line at the end :

    MonsieurBiz\SyliusSearchPlugin\MonsieurBizSyliusSearchPlugin::class => ['all' => true],

Finally configure plugin in your .env file by adding these lines at the end :

###> MonsieurBizSearchPlugin ###
###< MonsieurBizSearchPlugin ###


  1. Install Elasticsearch 💪. See Infrastructure below.

  2. Your Product entity needs to implement the DocumentableInterface interface and use the \MonsieurBiz\SyliusSearchPlugin\Model\Documentable\DocumentableProductTrait trait.

  3. Your ProductAttribute and ProductOption entities need to implement the \MonsieurBiz\SyliusSearchPlugin\Entity\Product\FilterableInterface interface and use the \MonsieurBiz\SyliusSearchPlugin\Model\Product\FilterableTrait trait.

  4. You need to run a diff of your doctrine's migrations: console doctrine:migrations:diff. Don't forget to run it! (console doctrine:migrations:migrate)

  5. Copy the templates: (we update the ProductAttribute and ProductOption forms)

    mkdir -p templates/bundles/SyliusAdminBundle
    cp -Rv vendor/monsieurbiz/sylius-search-plugin/src/Resources/SyliusAdminBundle/views/ templates/bundles/SyliusAdminBundle/
  6. Run the populate command.


The plugin was developed for Elasticsearch 7.2.x versions. You need to have analysis-icu and analysis-phonetic elasticsearch plugin installed.


Elasticsearch is available on 9200 port :
Cerebro on port 9000 :
Kibana on port 5601 :

On your machine, Elasticsearch is available at
In docker, Elasticsearch is available at http://elasticsearch:9200/
This is the second URL you have to put on Cerebro, Kibana and Elasticsearch if you want to connect to the cluster.

For a development infrastructure with docker, you can check the Monsieur Biz Sylius infra


The default module configuration is :

    - { resource: "@MonsieurBizSyliusSearchPlugin/Resources/config/config.yaml" }

        search: '%kernel.project_dir%/vendor/monsieurbiz/sylius-search-plugin/src/Resources/config/elasticsearch/queries/search.yaml'
        instant: '%kernel.project_dir%/vendor/monsieurbiz/sylius-search-plugin/src/Resources/config/elasticsearch/queries/instant.yaml'
        taxon: '%kernel.project_dir%/vendor/monsieurbiz/sylius-search-plugin/src/Resources/config/elasticsearch/queries/taxon.yaml'
    documentable_classes :
        - 'App\Entity\Product\Product'
            taxon: [9, 18, 27]
            search: [9, 18, 27]
            taxon: 9
            search: 9
            instant: 10
            taxon: ['name', 'price', 'created_at']
            search: ['name', 'price', 'created_at']
            apply_manually: false # Will refresh the filters depending on applied filters after you apply it manually
            use_main_taxon: true # Use main taxon for the taxon filter, else use the taxons

You can customize it in config/packages/monsieurbiz_sylius_search_plugin.yaml. is the query used to perform the search.
monsieur_biz_sylius_search.files.instant is the query used to perform the instant search.
monsieur_biz_sylius_search.files.taxon is the query used to perform the taxon view.

The {{QUERY}} string inside is replaced in PHP by the query typed by the user.

documentable_classes is an array of entities which can be indexed in Elasticsearch.

You can also change available sortings and limits.

You can decide to load filters before their application or after :

            apply_manually: false # Will refresh the filters depending on applied filters after you apply it manually

For example, if you choose a L size and the config is true, you will have only filters available for this size.
You will also have a button to apply the desired filters :

Submit filters button

If it's set to false, you will have all available filters for the products and they will be applied on each change automatically.

You can decide to use the Categories filter with main taxon or taxons :

            use_main_taxon: true # Use main taxon for the taxon filter, else use the taxons

Documentable objects

If you want to index an object in the search index, your entity have to implements MonsieurBiz\SyliusSearchPlugin\Model\Documentable\DocumentableInterface interface :

interface DocumentableInterface
    public function getDocumentType(): string;
    public function convertToDocument(string $locale): Result;

Here is an example for the product conversion using the plugin Trait to convert products :



namespace App\Entity\Product;

use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping as ORM;
use MonsieurBiz\SyliusSearchPlugin\Model\Documentable\DocumentableProductTrait;
use MonsieurBiz\SyliusSearchPlugin\Model\Documentable\DocumentableInterface;
use Sylius\Component\Core\Model\Product as BaseProduct;
use Sylius\Component\Core\Model\ProductTranslation;
use Sylius\Component\Product\Model\ProductTranslationInterface;

 * @ORM\MappedSuperclass
 * @ORM\Table(name="sylius_product")
class Product extends BaseProduct implements DocumentableInterface
    use DocumentableProductTrait;

    protected function createTranslation(): ProductTranslationInterface
        return new ProductTranslation();

You can add everything you want !

Score by attribute

Each document attribute can have a score. It means it can be more important than another.
For example, the product name in the exemple above has a score of 50, and the description a score of 10 :

$document->addAttribute('name', 'Name', [$this->getTranslation($locale)->getName()], $locale, 50);
$document->addAttribute('description', 'Description', [$this->getTranslation($locale)->getDescription()], $locale, 10);

Improve search accuracy

You can customize the search with your custom query files and modifying :

        search: '%kernel.project_dir%/vendor/monsieurbiz/sylius-search-plugin/src/Resources/config/elasticsearch/queries/search.yaml'
        instant: '%kernel.project_dir%/vendor/monsieurbiz/sylius-search-plugin/src/Resources/config/elasticsearch/queries/instant.yaml'
        taxon: '%kernel.project_dir%/vendor/monsieurbiz/sylius-search-plugin/src/Resources/config/elasticsearch/queries/taxon.yaml'

Indexed Documents

Indexed documents are all entities defined in monsieur_biz_search.documentable_classes dans implements DocumentableInterface.

    documentable_classes :
        - 'App\Entity\Product\Product'


A symfony command is available to populate index : console monsieurbiz:search:populate

Index on save

For product entity, we have a listener to add / update / delete document on save. It is the MonsieurBiz\SyliusSearchPlugin\EventListener\DocumentListener class which :

  • saveDocument on post_create dans post_update
  • removeDocument on pre_delete

If your entity implements DocumentableInterface, you can add listeners to manage entities modifications (Replace <YOUR_ENTITY> with your) :

        class: MonsieurBiz\SyliusSearchPlugin\EventListener\DocumentListener
            - '@MonsieurBiz\SyliusSearchPlugin\Model\Document\Index\Indexer'
            - { name: kernel.event_listener, event: sylius.<YOUR_ENTITY>.post_create, method: saveDocument }
            - { name: kernel.event_listener, event: sylius.<YOUR_ENTITY>.post_update, method: saveDocument }
            - { name: kernel.event_listener, event: sylius.<YOUR_ENTITY>.pre_delete, method: deleteDocument }

Url Params

If you add a new entity in search index. You have to be able to generate an URL when you display it.
In order to do that, you can customize the RenderDocumentUrl twig extension :

public function getUrlParams(Result $document): UrlParamsProvider {
    switch ($document->getType()) {
        case "product" :
            return new UrlParamsProvider('sylius_shop_product_show', ['slug' => $document->getSlug(), '_locale' => $document->getLocale()]);
        // Add new case !
    throw new NotSupportedTypeException(sprintf('Object type "%s" not supported to get URL', $this->getType()));

Display search form in front

A Twig method is available to display the form : search_form(). You can pass a parameter to specify a custom template.
By default, the form is displayed on event.

Front customization

You can override all templates in your theme.

The bundle's templates are :

  • Search results display page (src/MonsieurBizSearchPlugin/Resources/views/Search/)
  • Instant search display block (src/MonsieurBizSearchPlugin/Resources/views/Instant/)
  • Taxon results display page (src/MonsieurBizSearchPlugin/Resources/views/Taxon/)
  • Smaller components (src/MonsieurBizSearchPlugin/Resources/views/Common/)
  • JS parameters (src/MonsieurBizSearchPlugin/Resources/views/js.html.twig)

Sylius documentation to customize these templates is available here.


We are using Jane to create a DTO (Data-transfer object).
Generated classes are on src/MonsieurBizSearchPlugin/generated folder.
Jane configuration and JSON Schema are on src/MonsieurBizSearchPlugin/Resources/config/jane folder.

To rebuild generated class during plugin development, we are using :

symfony php vendor/bin/jane generate --config-file=src/Resources/config/jane/dto-config.php


The Elastically Client is configured in src/MonsieurBizSearchPlugin/Resources/config/services.yaml file.
You can customize it if you want in config/services.yaml.
Analyzers and YAML mappings are on src/MonsieurBizSearchPlugin/Resources/config/elasticsearch/mappings folder.

You can also find YAML used by plugin to perform the search on Elasticsearch :

  • src/MonsieurBizSearchPlugin/Resources/config/elasticsearch/queries/search.yaml
  • src/MonsieurBizSearchPlugin/Resources/config/elasticsearch/queries/instant.yaml
  • src/MonsieurBizSearchPlugin/Resources/config/elasticsearch/queries/taxon.yaml

These queries can be customized in another folder if you change the plugin config.


You can use fixtures to define filterable and non-filterable options and attributes :

                                attribute: 'cap_collection'
                                filterable: false

                                attribute: 'dress_collection'
                                filterable: false

                                option: 'dress_height'
                                filterable: false

                                option: 'dress_size'
                                filterable: true