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Extensions Module Manager Smart Search

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Description

Smart Search is an enhanced site search.

How to Access

To add a new Smart Search module or edit an existing Smart Search module, navigate to the Module Manager:

  • Select Extensions  Modules

Click the New button and click on Smart Search in the modal popup window.

To Edit an existing Smart Search module, in the Module Manager click on the Smart Search Modules Title or click the Smart Search module's check box and then click the Edit button in the Toolbar.

Screenshot

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Details

  • Title. The title of the module. This is also the title displayed in the front end for the module depending on the Show Title Form Field

Module

  • Search Filter. (No Filter) Selecting a Search Filter will limit any searches submitted through this module to use the selected filter.
  • Search Suggestions. (Show/Hide) Show or hide automatic search suggestions.
  • Advanced Search. (Link to Component/Show/Hide) Show or hide advanced search options. If set to Link to Component option creates a Smart Search link which redirects to the smart search view. If set to show, the advanced search options will be displayed inline.
  • Search Field Size. The width of the search field by character length.
  • Search Field Label. (Show/Hide) Show or hide a label for the search field.
  • Label Position. (Right/Left/Top/Bottom) The position of the search label relative to the search field.
  • Alternative Label. An alternative label for the search field.
  • Search Button. (Show/Hide) Show or hide a button for the search form.
  • Button Position. (Right/Left/Top/Bottom) Position of the button relative to the search box.
  • OpenSearch Autodiscovery. (Yes/No) Some browsers can add support for your site's search if this option is enabled.
  • OpenSearch title. Text displayed in supported Browsers when adding your site as a search provider.
  • Set ItemID. (Select a menu item/...) Assign an ItemID by selecting a menu item in the list for the display of the search results if there is no com_finder menu item and a specific display is desired. If you do not know what this means, you may not need it.

Common Details

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  • Show Title. (Show/Hide) Show or hide module title on display. Effect will depend on the chrome style in the template.
  • Position. You may select a module position from the list of pre-defined positions or enter your own module position by typing the name in the field and pressing enter.
  • Status. (Published/Unpublished/Trashed) The published status of the item.
  • Start Publishing. Date and time to start publishing. Use this field if you want to enter content ahead of time and then have it published automatically at a future time.
  • Finish Publishing. Date and time to finish publishing. Use this field if you want to have content automatically changed to Unpublished state at a future time (for example, when it is no longer applicable).
  • Ordering. This shows a drop down of every module in the position that the current module is in. This is the order that the modules will display in when displayed on in the front end as well as in the Module Manager.
  • Language. Item language.
  • Note. Item note. This is normally for the site administrator's use (for example, to document information about this item) and does not show in the front end of the site.

Common Tabs

Menu Assignment

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On this tab there is a list of menu items. You can choose between:

  • On all pages
  • No pages
  • Only on the pages selected
  • On all pages except those selected

from the List.

If the latter two options are selected a list will show with all the menu items on as shown in the screenshot above. This allows you to assign modules to some but not all pages, and by selecting the menu links that you want the module associated with you can customize on what pages modules appear/don't appear.

Advanced

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  • Layout. If you have defined one or more alternative layouts for a module either in the template or Joomla! Core, you can select the layout to use for this module.
  • Module Class Suffix. A suffix applied to the CSS class of the Module. This allows you to create customized CSS styles that will apply just to this module. You would then modify the "template.css" (or "custom.css") file of your template to apply styling to this new class.
    • Enter this parameter with a leading space to create a new CSS class for this module. Enter the parameter without a leading space to change the CSS class name for this module.
  • Module Tag. The HTML tag for the module to be placed in. By default this is a div tag but other HTML5 elements can also be used.
  • Bootstrap Size. (Values 0 to 12) This allows you to choose the width of the module via the span element built into bootstrap.
  • Header Tag. The HTML tag to use for the modules header or title. This can be an h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 or a p tag. Note that you must use a module style (chrome) of html5 or add your custom module styles in <mytemplate>/html/modules.php.
  • Header Class. Here you can add optional CSS classes to add to the modules header or title element.
  • Module Style. You can use this option to override the templates style for its position.

Module Permissions

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  • Delete. (Inherited/Allowed/Denied). Allow or deny Delete for users in the Public group. Delete Allows users in the group to delete any content in this extension.
  • Edit. (Inherited/Allowed/Denied). Allow or deny Edit for users in the Public group. Edit Allows users in the group to edit any content in this extension.
  • Edit State. (Inherited/Allowed/Denied). Allow or deny Edit State for users in the Public group. Edit State Allows users in the group to change the state of any content in this extension.
  • Frontend Editing. (Inherited/Allowed/Denied). Allow or deny Edit from the frontend of the site for users in the group.

Toolbar

At the top left you will see the toolbar:

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The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the module and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the module and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the module and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another module.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current module. Does not affect the current module. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new module.
  • Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Related Information

  • More about Modules: what is a module position, Description of the default Site and Administrator Modules.