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* '''Canning Search Results'''. To 'can' search results (force a desired search term), use the [[Help30:Menus Menu Item Search Results#Optional Settings|Search Term]] optional setting. This optional field will force a search term or terms into the search field when a user clicks on a Menu 'Link' to a 'Search Results' Menu Item. For example, a user clicks a Menu Item called, 'More Joomla! Articles'. The search term field could contain the word, Joomla!. The filled optional field would show the search component page with the word Joomla! pre-filled in the search field and showing the results of 'Joomla!' searched on the website.
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Revision as of 12:11, 27 December 2012

Contents

How To Access

To create a new Search Results Menu Item:

  • Select Menus  [name of the menu] from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation (for example, Menus  Main Menu).
  • Click the New Toolbar button to create a new menu item.
  • Click the Menu Item Type Select button Help30-Menu-Item-Type-Select-Button.png and then click the Search Results Menu Item link under Search.

To edit an existing Search Results Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.

Description

Used to create a 'Search Form' page for users to search site's content. Additional, used to control output look of search results or 'can' the results of a search with a menu link for preset search term or terms.

Screenshot

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Search-Results.png

Details

Details Tab

For more information please see Menu Item Manager: Details Tab

Required Settings

  • Menu Title. The title that will display for this menu item.
  • Menu Location. The menu that this menu item (choice) will be part of. The menus defined for the site will show in the list box.

Optional Settings

  • Search Term. Optional, used to set a 'canned' search word, words or phrase when Menu Item Search Results is clicked.
See Quick Tips for more details.

Advanced Tab

Basic Options

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Search-Results-basic-options-screenshot.png
  • Use Search Areas. (Global/Show/Hide) Check boxes for search area types: Articles, Categories, Contacts, Newsfeeds, or Weblinks.
  • Created Date. Date the item(Article, Category, Weblink, etc.) was created.
  • Search for. (All Words/Any Words/Exact Phrase) Set the type of search. Search for All Words, Any Words or Exact Phrase.
  • Results ordering. Set the search results ordering.
  • Newest. Show newest item first.
  • Oldest. Show oldest item first.
  • Popularity. Show by popularity of item, number of page hits.
  • Alphabetical. Show in alphabetical order.
  • Category. Show in category order.

Common Options

See Menu Item Manager: Edit/New Menu Item for help on fields common to all Menu Item types, under the Advanced Details Tab which includes:

Module Assignments Tab

See Menu Item Manager: New Menu Item for help on fields in Module Assignments for this Menu Item.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Help30-Save-SaveClose-SaveNew-Cancel-Help-toolbar.png

The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the menu item and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the menu item and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the menu item and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another menu item.
  • Cancel/Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Front End Screenshot

Example Front End Site images are generic images using Joomla! core installation supplied free Front End Templates. The actual view can depend on the installed custom template used and the template's style for those views on a Joomla! website.

Search form shown:

Help30-Menus-Menu-Search-Results-front-end-screenshot.png

Search results shown:

Help30-Menus-Menu-Search-Results-front-end-results-screenshot.png

Quick Tips

  • Canning Search Results. To 'can' search results (force a desired search term), use the Search Term optional setting. This optional field will force a search term or terms into the search field when a user clicks on a Menu 'Link' to a 'Search Results' Menu Item. For example, a user clicks a Menu Item called, 'More Joomla! Articles'. The search term field could contain the word, Joomla!. The filled optional field would show the search component page with the word Joomla! pre-filled in the search field and showing the results of 'Joomla!' searched on the website.

Related Information

Related Help Screens Description
Components Finder Manage Search Filters

This screen shows the static search filters currently available for use in Smart Search.

Components Finder Manage Search Filters Edit

This screen allows you to create a new search filter or amend an existing one.

Components Search

The Search Statistics screen allows you to see how many searches were done for each keyword combination and how many results were returned for each search.

Components Search Manager Options
Extensions Module Manager Search

This Module displays a Search entry field where the user can type in a phrase and press 'Enter' to search the web site.

Extensions Module Manager Smart Search

Smart Search is an enhanced site search.

Menus Menu Item Finder Search

Used to create a page for Smart Search Results, which can be used in conjunction with a Smart Search module to control Search Results Page's layout. Ability to 'can' Smart Search results to specific filters to control a search.