I have installed Magento 2 on Wamp server. I have bought a theme and installed as well,But the Magento search bar never works, when i enter a word and check for search. It keeps on loading for ages and does not stop. Can you please help me in fixing the issue. I have checked all the settings, they are correct but the search doesn't not work.
Thank you for the quick response. I tried but still its the same issue. Is it something to do with wamp?. Im developing locally on wamp. It takes lot of time to work with magento 2 on wamp. Are there anything i should change in wamp?. its really slow on wamp.
If you are running Wamp version 3.0.0 you will face this issue bcoz this wamp have the MySQL version 5.7.9 which not support Magento search.
Please install WampServer version 3.0.4 which have MySQL version 5.7.11 on which the Magento CatalogSearch will work perfect.
Download wamp 3.0.4 from here: http://forum.wampserver.com/read.php?2,138295
Note: Phpmyadmin version 18.104.22.168 which included in Wamp 3.0.4 is buggy, and will not export your databases correctly. You need to install Phpmyadmin version 4.6.2 available as a separate addon on above link.
I have faced the same issue for several days, and found this solution by self research. By the way I am running PHP version 7.0.4 available in new Wamp. Hope it help you.