I've got Low Search working in a site thats using keyword and a separate category filter menu.

The client has pointed out that when he searches for...

Director - Product appears (As is in 'Title')
Directors - Product doesn't appear

Robens - Product appears (As is in 'Title')
Roben - Product doesn't appear

I've got this current setup...

            <input type="text" name="keywords" placeholder="I'm looking for...">
            <input type="submit" value="Find" class="button alternate">

But I feel like I'm adding too many parameters in for this to work. I've read through numerous docs and form/stackexchange posts and still can't seem to get this working.

Any ideas?

1 Answer 1


As per the docs:

[P]arameters can be applied in two ways: as input fields in a Form, or as hard-coded parameters in the Results or URL tag.

You've got the filter parameters set on the Form tag, which will have no effect (as per v3.0, anyway). You should move all those parameters (except result_page and form_class, which are valid Form tag parameters) to the Results tag.

Also, make sure you're running version 4 at least, as the inflection and stemming rules were added in that version.

Finally, I'd recommend not using keywords:loose="both" unless you're searching a language that has no spaces as word delimiters, like Chinese or Thai.

  • Gotcha. Didn't see that in the docs as I was looking in the filters bit. Will make that switch. The site is running 2.5.3 and can't be updated at the moment.
    – Jason Mayo
    Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 15:10

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