Ajax Search

Introduction

Provides a framework for other plugins to enable ajax based search functionality. By default this plugin offers a search by features series of inputs, which is designed to work as a fallback if an 'ajax search' plugin hasn't been installed yet.

This plugin was rewritten in March 2012 to take advantage of the Jomres mambot (Joomla plugin) jomres_ajax_search_contentwrapper, which wraps the entire Joomla content area in a special div.

Implementation

This plugin is designed to make use of the ASAModule plugin that allows site managers to place plugins in Joomla module positions.

Step 1. First install the jomres_ajax_search_contentwrapper Joomla mambot (plugin) through the Jomres plugin manager. "Discover" it using the Joomla Plugin manager. Now go to the Joomla Plugin manager and click on "plg_content_jomres_ajax_search_contentwrapper". Ensure that the plugin is Enabled and Access is set to Public, and click Save and Close.

Step 2. Next, if you haven't already, install the ASAModule plugin, again using the Joomla Discover feature to ensure that it's fully installed.

Step 3. Now you are ready to install this plugin via the Jomres plugin manager. Do that, then go to the Joomla Module Manager. Click New. You will be given a dialogue popup, from the plugins listed choose "Jomres AsAModule". The next page will take you to the module's configuration page.

Step 4. Set the title to something that's meaningful to you, like "Ajax search" and set the "task" to "ajax_search".

Go to the front page of your website and reload it. If you have created several properties and given them features you should now see some feature icons at the top of the page. Click their associated checkboxes and in the content area Jomres will find all properties that have those features.

 

 

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