Our client wants visitors to the site to be able to find an article (actually a J2Store product if that makes a difference) by searching words in the alias. I found an old forum post from 2010 where the preferred solution was to write a search plugin. Is this still the best way to do this? The example in the joomla search plugin tutorial seems rather complicated for my current level so if there's an easier way I'd prefer that.
I looked at some site-search extensions but their descriptions don't seem to address this functionality, and I don't want to have to buy them to find out if they support it or not. If anyone can recommend an extension that they know supports it then that would save me a lot of trouble.