BitBag Elasticsearch plugin for Sylius.

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v3.3.2 2024-05-22 11:00 UTC


BitBag SyliusElasticsearchPlugin

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Working Sylius Elasticsearch integration based on FOSElasticaBundle. The main goal of this plugin is to support filtering products by options, attributes, taxons, channels and name in the front product list page. It totally replaces the default Sylius sylius_shop_product_index route.

If you are curious about the details of this plugin, read this Medium blog post and watch the video below.

What is more, the plugin has a nice Sylius-oriented architecture that allows mapping resources to the Elastic document easier. It is flexible as well, so that you can customize the existing features for your specific business needs.

We are here to help

This open-source plugin was developed to help the Sylius community. If you have any additional questions, would like help with installing or configuring the plugin, or need any assistance with your Sylius project - let us know!


We work on stable, supported and up-to-date versions of packages. We recommend you to do the same. If you use Sylius 1.4, you might get a compatibility issue for Pagerfanta. Please read this issue in order to proceed with a workaround.

Note: This Plugin supports ElasticSearch 7.0 and above. If you're looking for ElasticSearch Plugin for older versions check SyliusElasticSearchPlugin in version 1.x.

$ composer require bitbag/elasticsearch-plugin --no-scripts

Add plugin dependencies to your config/bundles.php file:

return [

    FOS\ElasticaBundle\FOSElasticaBundle::class => ['all' => true],
    BitBag\SyliusElasticsearchPlugin\BitBagSyliusElasticsearchPlugin::class => ['all' => true],

Use trait BitBag\SyliusElasticsearchPlugin\Model\ProductVariantTrait in an overridden ProductVariant entity class. see how to overwrite a sylius model

also Use BitBag\SyliusElasticsearchPlugin\Model\ProductVariantInterface interface in ProductVariant entity class. The final effect should look like the following:

use BitBag\SyliusElasticsearchPlugin\Model\ProductVariantInterface as BitBagElasticsearchPluginVariant;
use BitBag\SyliusElasticsearchPlugin\Model\ProductVariantTrait;
use Sylius\Component\Core\Model\ProductInterface;
use Sylius\Component\Core\Model\ProductVariantInterface as BaseProductVariantInterface;

class ProductVariant extends BaseProductVariant implements BaseProductVariantInterface, BitBagElasticsearchPluginVariant
    use ProductVariantTrait;

Import required config in your config/packages/_sylius.yaml file:

# config/packages/_sylius.yaml

    - { resource: "@BitBagSyliusElasticsearchPlugin/Resources/config/config.yml" }

Import routing on top of your config/routes.yaml file:

# config/routes.yaml

    resource: "@BitBagSyliusElasticsearchPlugin/Resources/config/routing.yml"

...and set up the redirection from the default Sylius shop products index page on top of your config/routes/sylius_shop.yaml file.

# config/routes/sylius_shop.yaml

    path: /{_locale}/taxons/{slug}
    controller: Symfony\Bundle\FrameworkBundle\Controller\RedirectController::redirectAction
        route: bitbag_sylius_elasticsearch_plugin_shop_list_products
        permanent: true
        _locale: ^[a-z]{2}(?:_[A-Z]{2})?$
        slug: .+

...and update installed assets with the following command:

$ bin/console assets:install

...and remove the default ElasticSearch index (app) defined by FOSElasticaBundle in config/packages/fos_elastica.yaml:

        default: { host: localhost, port: 9200 }
        app: ~

should become:

        default: { host: localhost, port: 9200 }

In the end, with an elasticsearch server running, execute following commands:

$ bin/console cache:clear
$ bin/console fos:elastica:populate

Note: If you are running it on production, add the -e prod flag to this command. Elastic are created with environment suffix.

Configuring Webpack

  1. Import plugin's webpack.config.js file
// webpack.config.js
const [ bitbagElasticSearchShop ] = require('./vendor/bitbag/elasticsearch-plugin/webpack.config.js')

module.exports = [..., bitbagElasticSearchShop];
  1. Add new packages in ./config/packages/assets.yaml
# config/packages/assets.yaml

            # ...
                json_manifest_path: '%kernel.project_dir%/public/build/bitbag/elasticsearch/shop/manifest.json'
  1. Add new build paths in ./config/packages/webpack_encore.yml
# config/packages/webpack_encore.yml

        # ...
        elasticsearch_shop: '%kernel.project_dir%/public/build/bitbag/elasticsearch/shop'
  1. Add encore functions to your templates
{# @SyliusShopBundle/_scripts.html.twig #}
{{ encore_entry_script_tags('bitbag-elasticsearch-shop', null, 'elasticsearch_shop') }}

{# @SyliusShopBundle/_styles.html.twig #}
{{ encore_entry_link_tags('bitbag-elasticsearch-shop', null, 'elasticsearch_shop') }}
  1. Run yarn encore dev or yarn encore production


Rendering the shop products list

When you go now to the /{_locale}/products-list/{taxon-slug} page, you should see a totally new set of filters. You should see something like this:


You might also want to refer the horizontal menu to a new product list page. Follow below instructions to do so:

  1. If you haven't done it yet, create two files:
    • _horizontalMenu.html.twig in templates/bundles/SyliusShopBundle/Taxon directory
    • _breadcrumb.html.twig in templates/bundles/SyliusShopBundle/Product/Show directory
  2. Paste into those files content of respectively vendor/sylius/sylius/src/Sylius/Bundle/ShopBundle/Resources/views/Taxon/_horizontalMenu.html.twig and vendor/sylius/sylius/src/Sylius/Bundle/ShopBundle/Resources/views/Product/Show/_breadcrumb.html.twig files, replacing sylius_shop_product_index with bitbag_sylius_elasticsearch_plugin_shop_list_products in both of them.
  3. Clean your cache with bin/console cache:clear command.
  4. 🎉

If you're using vertical menu - follow steps above with _verticalMenu.html.twig file instead. It's in the same directory as the _horizontalMenu.html.twig file.

Be aware! Elasticsearch does not handle dashes well. This plugin depends on the code field in Sylius resources. Please use underscores instead of dashes in your code fields.

Excluding options and attributes in the filter menu

You might not want to show some specific options or attributes in the menu. You can set specific parameters for that:

    bitbag_es_excluded_filter_options: []
    bitbag_es_excluded_filter_attributes: ['book_isbn', 'book_pages']

By default, all options and attributes are indexed. After you change these parameters, remember to run bin/console fo:el:po command again (a shortcut for fos:elastica:populate).


By default, current indexes listen on all Doctrine events. You can override this setting for each index by overriding index definition in your config.yml file:

                            insert: true
                            update: false
                            delete: true

Indexes with bitbag_shop_product, bitbag_attribute_taxons and bitbag_option_taxons keys are available so far.

Site-wide search

This plugin offers a site-wide search feature as well. You have a search box field where you query all products indexed on ElasticSearch. When you enter a query in the search box the results will appear in the search results page.


You can also add search facets (a.k.a. filters) to your search results page, both taxon and site-wide search. To do so you have to add facets to the bitbag_sylius_elasticsearch_plugin.facet.registry (for site-wide search) or bitbag_sylius_elasticsearch_plugin.facet.taxon_registry (for taxon search) service (see an example of those service definitions here). A facet is a service which implements the BitBag\SyliusElasticsearchPlugin\Facet\FacetInterface. You can implement your own facets from scratch or you can decorate one of the basic facet implementation included in this plugin, which are:

  • TaxonFacet which allows to filter your search results by taxons using the ElasticSearch Terms aggregation.
  • AttributeFacet which allows to filter your search results by product attributes values using the ElasticSearch Terms aggregation.
  • OptionFacet which is the same as AttributeFacet but for product options.
  • PriceFacet which allows to filter search results by price range the ElasticSearch Histogram aggregation.

You can see an example of the definition of all of these facets here.


Available services you can decorate and forms you can extend

$ bin/console debug:container | grep bitbag_sylius_elasticsearch_plugin

Parameters you can override in your parameters.yml(.dist) file

$ bin/console debug:container --parameters | grep bitbag


$ composer install
$ cd tests/Application
$ APP_ENV=test bin/console doctrine:database:create
$ APP_ENV=test bin/console doctrine:schema:create
// run elasticsearch
$ APP_ENV=test bin/console sylius:fixtures:load
$ APP_ENV=test bin/console fos:elastica:populate
$ APP_ENV=test symfony server:run -d
$ APP_ENV=test bin/console assets:install
$ open http://localhost:8080
$ vendor/bin/behat
$ vendor/bin/phpspec run

About us

BitBag is a company of people who love what they do and do it right. We fulfill the eCommerce technology stack with Sylius, Shopware, Akeneo, and Pimcore for PIM, eZ Platform for CMS, and VueStorefront for PWA. Our goal is to provide real digital transformation with an agile solution that scales with the clients’ needs. Our main area of expertise includes eCommerce consulting and development for B2C, B2B, and Multi-vendor Marketplaces.
We are advisers in the first place. We start each project with a diagnosis of problems, and an analysis of the needs and goals that the client wants to achieve.
We build unforgettable, consistent digital customer journeys on top of the best technologies. Based on a detailed analysis of the goals and needs of a given organization, we create dedicated systems and applications that let businesses grow.
Our team is fluent in Polish, English, German and, French. That is why our cooperation with clients from all over the world is smooth.

Some numbers from BitBag regarding Sylius:

  • 50+ experts including consultants, UI/UX designers, Sylius trained front-end and back-end developers,
  • 120+ projects delivered on top of Sylius,
  • 25+ countries of BitBag’s customers,
  • 4+ years in the Sylius ecosystem.

Our services:

  • Business audit/Consulting in the field of strategy development,
  • Data/shop migration,
  • Headless eCommerce,
  • Personalized software development,
  • Project maintenance and long term support,
  • Technical support.

Key clients: Mollie, Guave, P24, Folkstar, i-LUNCH, Elvi Project, WestCoast Gifts.

If you need some help with Sylius development, don't be hesitated to contact us directly. You can fill the form on this site or send us an e-mail at!


For online communication, we invite you to chat with us & other users on Sylius Slack.

Demo Sylius Shop

We created a demo app with some useful use-cases of plugins! Visit to take a look at it. The admin can be accessed under link and bitbag: bitbag credentials. Plugins that we have used in the demo:

BitBag's Plugin GitHub Sylius' Store
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Braintree Plugin
CMS Plugin
Elasticsearch Plugin
Mailchimp Plugin
Multisafepay Plugin
Wishlist Plugin
Sylius' Plugin GitHub Sylius' Store
Admin Order Creation Plugin
Invoicing Plugin
Refund Plugin

If you need an overview of Sylius' capabilities, schedule a consultation with our expert.

Additional resources for developers

To learn more about our contribution workflow and more, we encourage you to use the following resources:


This plugin's source code is completely free and released under the terms of the MIT license.


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