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New Search form plugin : Search Form Elements Forms

There's a new plugin in the Plugin Manager for subscribers, the Search Form Elements Forms plugin.


This plugin adds a new menu item to Administrator > Jomres > Tools menu called Search Form Elements Forms.

When you go to that page you will see that it supplies you with 14 search form shortcode and markup sets you can use when adding search features to your site. You can either use the forms as-is, or you can use them as examples for adding your own forms to articles/pages/modules.

To add a search form to your site, decide how you want to display it (in a page, article or module) and paste the contents from one of the shortcode sets into the Content area.

In Joomla, if you want to add it to a module create a custom module, paste in the shortcode set and in the Options tab set "Prepare Content" to yes/on. Once you've done that, configure it as you would any other module.

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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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