Algolia is a leading search-as-a-service platform. It is a trusted partner for thousands of companies to help them implement search on their mobile and web apps. It quickly delivers relevant search experiences for users. Algolia is meticulously designed for speed and provides lightning-fast search results. With prefix matching for as-you-type search, result highlighting, and a powerful ranking formula, Algolia is the go-to solution for all your search operations. Through its powerful APIs, Algolia has emerged as a game-changer for many companies by helping them optimize search results.
Algolia Integration Overview
Step-By-Step: How to Integrate Algolia with Your CMS
To integrate Algolia with Contentstack, perform the following steps.
Create an account in AlgoliaFirst, you need to create an account in Algolia. It provides an intuitive dashboard for managing searches and analytics. You can start with a trial account or even purchase a complete license and benefit from their full range of services.
Create an AWS Lambda FunctionBy using the AWS Lambda Function, you can automate the process of adding new pieces of content to Algolia every time any content changes in your website or an app. If you don't want to use the Lambda Function, you can instead create a dedicated application to perform the task and have it installed on your server.
If you are using the Lambda Function, the next step is to set up the API gateway and deploy it for your Lambda Function.
Set up a webhook in Contentstack
The next step is to set up a webhook in Contentstack, which will initiate the Lambda Function when any content is updated in your website or app. Use the deployed API address as a "URL to Notify" during the webhook setup. Contentstack will then trigger the webhook on this URL every time an entry/asset is updated so that it gets rendered in search operations.