JomSocial Community Search 3.2.1

Extends standard Joomla search and enables searching for JomSocial users, groups, photos, videos, events, discussions and announcements. A must have for every JomSocial based community.


  • Extends standard search to JomSocial users, groups, photos, videos, events, discussions and announcements.
  • Choose, which categories you want to search in (users, groups, photos etc.).
  • Options to hide users from certain groups, don't search in private groups, locked discussions or passed events.
  • Add thumbs to search items, which makes search results list prettier.
  • Follows items' privacy in search results.
  • Set global search limit or per category.


  • ADDED: If item avatar not set, default image will be used.
  • FIXED: Search areas now properly follow plugin settings and will be hidden from the list, when turned off.


  • ADDED: Option to follow item's privacy in search results (public, members only, etc.).
  • Minor tweaks and code optimization.


  • Minor tweaks and code optimization.
  • Uninstall old version before upgrade!


  • Thumbs added to all search items (see manual; requires basic knowledge of PHP).
  • New greatly improved search query for more relevant results.
  • Some bug fixes and code optimization.
  • Old version must be uninstalled before installation of the new one!



Try to search for "krotek" on any page and look into results — you'll see relative items from our JomSocial Community.

Compatibility: Joomla 2.5 & 3.0, JomSocial 2.x, 3.x

Price:9.95 USDConvert to USD / CAD / EUR / GBP / RUB

Frequently asked questions

Please, read the list of most popular questions below, before you ask for support. It'll save all of us some time.

I don't know, how to setup your extension! Nothing works!
This is why we, developers, usually write instructions. You'll find them at the bottom of this page.

I don't have PayPal or credit card. Can I pay you some other way?
No, we only accept payments via PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

How can I re-download purchased extensions?
Just login with your credentials and select My Orders from Profile dropdown menu at the top.

I have a custom template. Will your extension fit it?
It can not, but we'll gladly help you with this. Just send us a tell.

Will you help me adjust layout of your to my template?
We don't do any styling or templating, however all out extensions are highly customizable and can be adjusted to any template via CSS.

Will I have access to upgrades and support after purchase?
Every purchased extension has 180 days of absolutely free support and upgrades. Feel free to contact us, if you have any issues or ideas.

Are there any better extensions than yours?

I have an idea and want to share it...
Sure, feel free to tell us, what's on your mind. However we can't guarantee you, that your idea will be accepted right away.


You may request support via email or on support forum. Please, include any error messages in your support request.


Please, read the instructions below before enabling this extension. It was tested a thousand times and we assure you, it DOES work.

Step 1: Installation and settings

Nothing complex here. Just install as usual and set up accordingly. Don't forget to read hints for fields in settings — they are very helpful.

Add avatars to search results

To enable avatars on search results page you have to edit its template. Copy this file:




Edit this file and add this somewhere inside foreach() clause:

<?php if (isset($result->thumb)) { ?>
<img class="jomsocial-thumb" src="<?php echo $this->escape($result->thumb);?>" />
<?php } ?>

This variable is a link to user's avatar, which should be put as SRC of IMG tag. Using the same example you can add avatar to any search module or component. The only thing, that might have to be changed is $result variable — it can be $item, $search or whatever particular extension uses. The rest is pretty much the same. Unfortunately, there's no easier way to do this due to Joomla limitations.

Step 2: Enjoy


Tags: joomlapluginsjomsocialsearch

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