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And now for something completely different

Yes, I'm squeezing in another Monty Python reference for my older visitors.

Something different?

There's a new plugin available on through the Jomres Plugin Manager called "Search Widget".

To get the full benefit of the plugin you will need to be running 9.23.0. Right now, that's not been released yet, but you can get it if you install the Nightly.

The purpose of the plugin is to provide you with a variety of different search forms you can use to put into widget/module locations on your site.

For years Jomres users have had access to search plugins that are designed for either Joomla or Wordpress, but this functionality brings search functionality that is CMS Agnostic, meaning you can run the search forms in either Joomla or Wordpress via shortcodes.

To date there 19 search forms available, in both horizontal and vertical format. Click on the links to see examples of the forms on the sandbox server.

Both pages are a bit slow to load, because rendering the forms does take some work, however you wouldn't normally have 10 instances of search forms on the same page. I'm particularly pleased with the horizontal location search with dates and sleeps option, as it's a lot more elegant than trying to jam country/region/town searching into one form.





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vince picDeveloped and maintained by Vince Wooll, Jomres was initially conceived in early 2005 as a Mambo based solution to a client’s hotel management needs. While it wasn't originally expected to be an online booking system it quickly morphed into one as users requested more and more features.

As the number of feature requests grew Vince knew that he would need to dedicate more time to the project and in July 2005 Jomres was released as a commercial project. Since then Jomres has become the world's oldest online booking plugin for any PHP CMS. It has been used in Joomla 1.0, 1.5, 2.5, 3 & 4 and WordPress 4, 5 & 6.

Aladar joined the project in 2010 after using Jomres for his own projects. He was active on the forum, helping other members of the community and eventually Vince invited him to join the team. Between 2010 and 2018 he was an integral part of the project and made many significant contributions.

Whilst not formally part of the Jomres project, Rodrigo Rocco and Vince have become firm friends. Rod is a freelancer who specialises in doing custom work for Jomres users and developing custom plugins for the system that take advantage of it's modular design. He has built many useful extensions including his fabulous Valentina Template Override Package.

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