RokAjaxSearchLatest Version: J2.5 / J3.x 2.0.1 - J1.5 2.2
RokAjaxSearch offers AJAX powered real time search results for both your Joomla site content as well Google Search. There are various configuration options and parameters allowing you to enable not only Google web search, but Google Blog search, Google Image search, and Google Video search.
List of Features
- Real Time Search: AJAX loads search results in real time.
- Multiple Sources: Search your local Joomla site or the web at large.
- Search Options: Even more search options with Blog, Video and Images.
- Advanced usability: Script enhancements for intuitive navigation.
RokAjaxSearch first made an appearance with the February 2009 Joomla Template Release, the Akiraka template. The module has been an appearance ever since then.
Installation - Joomla 1.5
Downloading the Extension Files
- RokAjaxSearch Module (mod_rokajaxsearch.zip) This file is the module package you will use to install RokAjaxSearch into Joomla.
Using the Joomla Installer
From the Menu in your Joomla Administrator, go to Extensions → Install/Uninstall.
Next, browse for your mod_rokajaxsearch.zip file you downloaded and then click Upload File & Install.
Accessing the Module Page
Next, go to Extensions → Module Manager. From the list, find RokAjaxSearch and open it to be brought to the RokAjaxSearch Module Manager page, which lists all the available options for the module.
Below are the list of options, with descriptions of the various RokAjaxSearch parameters configurable at Extensions → Module Manager → RokAjaxSearch
Search page URL: Insert the relative path to your search page such as index.php?option=com_search&view=search&tmpl=component
Advanced Search page URL: Insert the relative path to your advanced search page such as index.php?option=com_search&view=search&tmpl=component
Include RokAjaxSearch default CSS: The module has inbuilt module styling so set this to Yes if you wish for it to work standalone. As we override this file from the template, you still need to set this to Yes for the styling to work.
Theme Style: Only applicable if using a non-formatted template, but you can select between a Blue, Light or Dark theme for the search module.
Searchphrase: Control the format of the search functions. Choose between Any Words, All Words or Exact Phrase to control your search strings.
Order: Set the order of the search results. For example, if you set to Oldest First then the oldest item will be loaded in the search result. There are a variety of options to chose from.
Limit: Set the limit for the number of search results per page, whether: 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 50
Results per page: Set the limit for the number of search result pages, whether: 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 50
Google Web Search: When enabled, an option will appear in the module to search Google Web Search. The API key needs to be correctly completed for this to work.
Google Blog Search: When enabled, an option will appear in the module to search Google Blog Search. The API key needs to be correctly completed for this to work.
Google Images Search: When enabled, an option will appear in the module to search Google Images Search. The API key needs to be correctly completed for this to work.
Google Videos Search: When enabled, an option will appear in the module to search Google Videos Search. The API key needs to be correctly completed for this to work.
Google AJAX Search API Key: This field needs to be completed in order for the various Google search options to work. Please see http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxsearch/signup.html to retrieve an API Key.
Show Pagination: Set to Yes to show pagination for search results.
Google SafeSearch: Choose between the different Google preferences, either Strict, Moderate or Off.
Image Size to Search: Select the image search size preference for Google Search, either Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large.
Show Estimated: Show the estimated result for Google searches.
Hide div ID(s): This option allows you to set which elements of your site you wish to be excluded from searching. Enter the ID names separated by a comma such as logo-module, side-column, maincontent
Link to all results: Set to yes to show a link to all search results.
Show Description: Set to yes to show a description with each search result.
Include (Category/Section): Control whether to show the content category or section in the result.
Show Read More Link: Set whether the Read More link should be display.
This is a changelog for RokAjaxSearch, inclusive of alpha, beta, release candidate and final versions.