I'm trying to implement Low Search for the first time and I'm struggling with how you integrate it.

I don't fully understand what Collections are and How I should use them. I'm using the expresso store and have a number of categories for products. I would like to have the ability to show product based on price, and some other criteria. Do I create a collection for each product section or product type?

Secondly I have a page that shows products right now. I would like to use the same page to display the results in the same manor. Once I have create the form inputs, checkboxes, etc., how do I set it up to make the search based on all selected criteria?

Secondly, How do I display the results. I have seen the example on the product page, but I don't understand how I implement my results page.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below is some initial code to get started. What am I doing wrong?

{exp:low_search:form collection="central_vacuums" search_mode="all" result_page="products/index"}

                 <select name="range:regular_price">
                    <option value="">All</option>
                    <option value=";99">$0.00 - $99.99</option>
                    <option value="100;199">$100.00 - $199.99</option>
                    <option value="200;399">$200.00 - $399.99</option>
                    <option value="400;799">$400.00 - $799.99</option>
                    <option value="800;">$800.00 and over</option>

                <input name="submit" type="submit" value="Submit">


            {exp:low_search:results limit="10"}
                {exp:store:product entry_id="{entry_id}"}
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    Before adding a proper answer, see if the explanation I gave here helps you with at least part of your question: expressionengine.stackexchange.com/a/1157/172
    – Low
    Dec 5, 2012 at 20:18
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    At the moment Store is not Low Search or Super Search compatible so you would need to use the Store Search Feature exp-resso.com/docs/store/tags/search.html to search product prices and modifiers. Dec 5, 2012 at 20:25
  • Thanks guys. I'm going to read through all of the info provided. Justin... Is there a way to create a dropdown with price ranges and have a submit button to filter the results with Expresso Store? There example doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Thanks again. Dec 5, 2012 at 20:54
  • Hi Low. Is there any way to work with Expresso store data? Dec 5, 2012 at 21:15
  • I've never worked with Store, so I'm not sure. But if they save their data in the exp_channel_data table, then it should be supported. If not, then they could use the Low Search API and/or extension hooks to add support for it.
    – Low
    Dec 5, 2012 at 21:43

2 Answers 2


You should take a look at Low Search Store. This adds compatibility with Expresso Store to Low Search - https://github.com/low/low_search_store



Low Search cannot be fully implemented with Exp:resso Store data at this time.

  • Anna do you have a reference for that? Might be worth adding so that if the situation on compatibility changes later, future SE users will be able to find out...
    – Tom Davies
    Dec 15, 2012 at 17:06
  • I think it's true, though I don't there is any documented list of third party add-ons which support Low Search. I haven't personally used Low search, but Store does keep most product data in separate tables, so Low Search support would probably need to be explicitly added to Store. Dec 15, 2012 at 18:51
  • Justin Long says in his comment above that Store isn't compatible with Low Search.
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Dec 16, 2012 at 4:12

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