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Live Search is a list of matching keywords extension to CMSimple searchbox and to CMSimple plugin Advanced Search. You can test it together with advanced Search by searching on this site. 

Table of Content

  1. Licens and purchase
  2. Installation
  3. Configuration
  4. Compatibility
  5. History
  6. Known problems
  7. Future development
  8. Acknowledgement
  9. Disclaimer

1. License and purchase

 Livesearch is released under Remove Link/Commercial License until 20 copies are sold. Thereafter, the license will be extended with a free Linkware License for non-commercial use.

Price 40,00 €

To order the Livesearch please read and accept License Conditions and fill the form with your mail and the adress of the website where you will use this plugin.


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2. Installation

Livsearch plugin requires a preinstalled pluginloader and jquery plugin (both included in CMSimple_XH core distribution package version 1.4.1 and higher).

Download and uncompress the fil livesearch.zip Upload the entire livesearch folder to  your "plugins" folder.  When uploaded the Livesearch can be used as it is, but for optimum results please read configurations section.

3. Configuration

Livesearch is basicaly a list of keyword extracted from a web site and requires maintenance each time the content of your site is updated.

Updates can be initiated by saving your pages or by plugins that create own  content such as "simplerss". Livesearch can handle both situation by changing vaues of configuration variable:  livesearch_keywords_create_onchange. If true the list is refreshed only when the content of the website is changed by admin. If false the list is refreshed once for each user session.

 By default the list is refreshed during the load of the first page, which is not particularly desirable. The load performance can be significantly improved by adding a call to livesearch at the end of template file (template.htm). Insert <?php livesearch(); php> just after the last line containing</html> and change configuration of variable keywords_create_from_template to true.. It ensures that the list is created after the page is loaded. 

The content of livsearch list can be controlled as well. The variable keywords_search_all controls whether the list contains keywords that match start of the query string or a query strig is a part of the keyword.

The variable  list_minchars controls how many characters a user must type before Livesearch creates a list..

To reduce redundancy the Live Search plugin uses a php function similar_text. The configuration variable similar_text must contain a similarity percent used by php function similar_text. To obtain the best value you can study the log created by Livesearch plugin.

Further, the list height and width can be configured. By default corresponds list width to the width of the search box, but can be overwritten. 

4. Compatibility

Tested in CMSimple_XH ver. 1.5.6 with jQuery 1.8.3. 
Use with jQuery 1.9.x requires use of appropriate jQuery Migrate addon. 

5. History 

Version 1.0.0

  • New release

6. Known problems

If the site uses jQeury-ui then jquery-ui code should be laoded before livesearch autocomplete jQuery code: jquery.autocomplete.min.js. The easiest way to do it is by changing configuration of jquery plugin to autoload. 

Use with jQuery 1.9.x requires use of appropriate jQuery Migrate addon. 

7. Future development

 

8. Acknowledgement

Datalist functionality is based on Ajax Autocomplete for jQuery, version 1.2.4 by Tomas Kirda. 

9. Disclaimer

This CMSimple plugin is distributed in the hope that it will be useful - without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of fitnes for a particualr purpose.

© simpleSolutions 2013.

 

 



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