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===Integration Options===
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Used to a page of search results from Smart Search, together with an optional form to allow refinement of the search criteria.

How To Access

To create a new Search 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 New to create a new menu item.
  • Click the Menu Item Type Select button and then click the Search under Smart Search.

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


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.



Column Headers

Required Settings


  • Search Query. Enter terms to make this item return results for the predefined terms.
  • Search Filter. Select from list of <Search filter> in drop down to limit searches to the selected filter.
Note: Filters must be created using Smart Search Filters before they are populated to this drop down list.

Basic Options


  • Date Filters. Show the start and end date filters in Advanced Search.
  • Show: Show filter in Advanced Search.
  • Hide: Hide this filter in Advanced Search.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • Advanced Search. Users should be able to see the Advanced Search.
  • Show: Show Advanced Search.
  • Hide: Hide Advanced Search.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • Expand Advanced Search. Show Advanced Search in expanded state by default.
  • Show: Show Expanded Advanced Search in results by default.
  • Hide: Hide Expanded Advanced Search in results.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • Result Description. Show a description under link in search results.
  • Show: Show description in search results.
  • Hide: Hide description in search results.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • Description Length. Number of characters of the description in search results. Enter <number> in field, default is 255.
  • Result URL. Show the result item's URL in search results. The URL is located under the description.
  • Show: Show URL in search results.
  • Hide: Hide the URL in search results.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.

Advanced Options


  • Display #. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the Display # control that allows the user to select the number of items to show in the list. An example is shown below.
    If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages. Note that if you have a large number of items, it may be helpful to use the Filter options, located above the column headings, to limit which items display.
  • Pagination. Hide or Show Pagination support. Pagination provides page links at the bottom of the page that allow the User to navigate to additional pages. These are needed if the Articles will not fit on one page. An example is shown below.
    The following options are available.
    • Use Global: Use the default value from the component options screen.
    • Auto: Pagination links shown if needed.
    • Show: Pagination links shown if needed.
    • Hide: Pagination links not shown. Note: In this case, Users will not be able to navigate to additional pages.
  • Pagination Results. Hide or Show the current page number and total pages (e.g., "Page 1 of 2") at the bottom of each page. Use Global will use the default value from the component options.
  • Allow Empty Search. (Yes/No) Only if a filter is selected. Allows an empty search string to initiate a search with the filter constraints.
  • Sort Field. Field to sort the search results.
  • Relevance.
  • Date.
  • List price.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • Sort Direction. Direction to sort search results.
  • Descending.
  • Ascending.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • Show Feed. (Show/Hide) Show or Hide syndication feed link.
  • Show Feed Text Yes, show associated feed text with feed link. No, just shows the feed title.

Integration Options

The Smart Search layout has the following Integration Options.


These determine whether a news feed will be available for the page and what information it will show.

  • Show Feed Link. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to Hide or Show a link to a news feed (RSS Feed). If set to Show, a Feed Link will show up as a feed icon in the address bar of most modern browsers).

Common Options

See Menu Item Manager: New Menu Item for help on fields common to all Menu Item types, including Details, Link Type Options, Page Display Options, Metadata Options, and Module Assignments for this Menu Item.


At the top right you will see the toolbar:


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.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current menu item. Does not affect the current menu item. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new 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.

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