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A replacement for standard Сontent Search plugin. Advanced version allows you to slightly customize search results, excluding or including certain categories and articles or limit search in article titles only.

 

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Is it possible to have an instance of the plugin per search page? I am trying to set up a multi-site situation where the landing page switches templates and menus to 'hide' the fact that its actually one Joomla installtion and so far its failing misirably as the search bleeds content between sites. With your component I can get my main site to just serve results for that bit but as far as I can see I can not have another Advanced Content Search for the sub-sites.

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I cannot get the plugin to display a search icon on the article. I installed your plugin. Then I disabled joomla search [smart search]). In the configuration options i selected only one category for it to work with. There is only one article in that category. The plugin does not display.

 

I am using joomla 2.5.11.

 

Do you have any suggestions?

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I mean that nothing shows up to search with. the plugin does not display. Smart Search only relates in that I disabled it.

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I want to buy your Search Content Advance plugin, but before I do so I need to get an answer to my question.

 

I currently override the output the from the standard search content plugin (Joomla 2.5.19), by having a custom 

default_results.php file in my template folder: "/templates/beez_20/html/com_search/search/"

 

My question is simply this:

will my custom default_results.php file be grabbed when I use your search plugin?

 

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Krotek ... you said:
"...I have absolutely no idea, how badly you customized the output. .." 

I do not understand what you mean by that line...

I'm using standard Joomla override procedure, for the standard search plugin.

Is it so weird that I ask you if that standard override file, will work against your plugin or not?

 

Maybe you did not understand my question, or maybe I did not understand your answer.

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bongobongo, you said, that you customized default_results.php, so I answered you, that I have no idea, how badly you did it thus can not guarantee anything. However, if you did it following Joomla regulations, you won't have any problems.

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Thanks for answering...
One last control question, I hope you can answer, before I buy your plugin:

 

In the default /components/com_search on Joomla 2.5, the file I copied to my template (the override file) named default_results.php,

was originally in this Joomla folder:

 

\components\com_search\views\search\tmpl

 

Does your plugin use the same file-structure as the original Joomla component?

If it does, then my guess is that I should be able to copy the same file from your component (default_results.php), 

and place it in the folder below (with the com_search changed to match the name of your extension (to enable override and custom output of the search result on the fronted):
\templates\beez_20\html\com_search\search\ 

What do you think?

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I just purchased Advanced Search. I've enabled it in the Plugins Manager. I want to use it in certain pages to provide a Search Button limited to a specific Category. It would seem I need a Module that invokes the Advanced Search plugin, so I can specify position and Menu Assignment for the Module. But how do I create a Module of Type "Search" that accesses the new Advanced Search plugin?

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Thanks for your assurance. I apologize for my naive questions. I thought I should be able to create a "New" Module, that would have the type "contentadvanced" since the Advanced Search plugin shows that as its "element" type in the Plugin Manager. But when I click "New" in the Module manager, I get a long list of possible types that includes "search" (the default Joomla search plugin) but nothing that I can identify as the new Advanced Content Search for a type. How do I create a Module that will invoke the new plugin?

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Thanks again. I am finally recognizing that the requirement is to disable the default search plugin (along with the newsfeed etc. search plugins)  so that the only option when the new Module of type 'search' is created is the Advanced Search plugin. I've done this and created the module. I don't see how to confirm that the actual plugin it has chosen is the new Advanced Content Search plugin, although that must be what it is using.  But much worse than that: when I search using the new module, with no restrictions, filters, just searching the entire site, it finds a small fraction (4 of 32) of instances of the searched-for word. What could I be doing wrong?

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I am finally recognizing that the requirement is to disable the default search plugin

 

This is written in extension's manual. You only need to disable standard search plugin, that's all. They actually CAN work together, but you'll get unpredictable results. So we recommend to disable.

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