- Category: System Plugin
- Published on Monday, 02 July 2012 10:28
- Written by Manchumahara
- Hits: 3970
How to place a floating search button that will be vertically fixed on the side of your Joomla site and will return search results from site content?
Your answer is our Fixed Vertical Search Button, a system plugin for Joomla that works in all Joomla versions. Once this plugin is installed and enabled, it will show a small search magnifier icon on the edge of your screen. On click this smoothly opens and allows to provide search text and on click or enter shows the result on site. You can decide to hide on home page or apply filter with item IDs.
It uses Joomla’s native search function to make query and to display search results. The plugin offer tons of customization for styling so that the search icon can blend seamlessly in any template style and color.
It has plenty features that gives a user enough flexibility for customizations to fulfill need of individuals including-
Basic Plugin features
- Enable/Disable on Popup windows
- Enable/Disable for RSS
- Enable/Disable for Ajax
- Skip/show in Homepage
- Itemid filter with included only/exclude only options
- Enable/Disable for Mobile devices (small screen)
Search related features
- Search through Joomla! native search
- Search through Joomla! smart search (Joomla! 2.5 only)
- Auto-alert for whether smart search component is enabled or not (Joomla! 2.5 only)
- Design related features
- Define the vertical position for the search logo
- Define the vertical position in percentage or pixels
- Set search box width
- Choose the background color for the search logo from visual color picker or with Hex color code
- Choose the ‘on hover’ color for the search logo from visual color picker or with Hex color code
- Choose the background color for the submit button from visual color picker or with Hex color code
- Define the color of box border from visual color picker or with Hex color code
- Set a limit for Max. character limit for a search word
- Slide in, slide out animation: on hover / on click
Mobile Device Compatible:
The plugin detects mobile device / smart device and offer the option to disable on such devices.
All the options available for this smart plugin is shown in the following screenshot of the Admin section:
- Things are very straight forward: pay and receive download link
- Install the plugin as extension
- Activate the plugin
- Go to the admin settings and change settings as you desire
- You’ve integrated the smart Search icon already!
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