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xuban

xuban Purchased

Hi. {_price} show price without tax. How i can change it?

Hi!

Well, there is no way of changing that, maybe by changing something in the source. I’m not sure if there is a way to get the product price out of the loop with tax included, as it may depend on the user location, but I can look into it.

Feel free to open a support ticket, and I will try to come up with something.

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

Hi, this looks really good, it’s on my shortlist for sure..

I find it a bit unsettling that your demo site has a number of z-index issues though, as does the admin side demo.. where some of the dropdowns etc are displaying behind buttons when they shouldn’t be.

I can see how to deal with that in the settings, and I’m extremely comfortable with CSS and jQuery, so custom code for tweaks is no problem, but it is a bit offputting when demo sites demonstrate what appear to be little “bugs”.

So with that said.. can you advise if we can use this plugin to produce results in the same way as your documentation pages, or is that a custom job?

Thanks

Hi!

Can you pelase link me to the documentation page with a z-index issue? I will make sure to fix it of course :) I quick-checked a few pages but I could not find any.

There are options to adjust the z-indexes on the back-end as well, but I myself prefer custom CSS in most cases

The documentation page runs on a 3rd party service, it’s some sort of custom built instant search engine. It does not use ajax or any server side script as far as I know. It’s pretty neat. Unfortunately that is not possible to replicate with this plugin.

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

Hey there, thanks for the info..

For the Demo z-index, I noticed it when using the Preview option while in the form configuration settings.

If you open one of the forms, then select one of the buttons on the right that should be covered by the preview (show) form when it is open, the active button will display on top of the preview form.

Layout Options and Advanced Options buttons are easiest to spot this on, but it happens with any active button if you narrow the viewport.

An example on the front end, the search icon stuck to the right of the screen, if you enter some terms and then click the little dropdown arrow to use the filters, the filters display behind the results.

Anyway, not serious, thought you might like to know about them though.

Thanks for your quick reply also.

The plugin looks very nice, and appears to be very powerful, but I think it is aimed at users who don’t want to get their hands dirty with a bit of custom code.

We have just now decided to use a different solution, as the settings options in this plugin are too broad. It’s a plugin for every situation even if you only need one or two, and in our case this is too many bells and whistles.

Best wishes

Guy

Thank you very much, I didn’t notice that :) I forgot to fully test the preview mode on a smaller screen, as my current one wider and it does not cover the options. Noted, and will be covered in the next release.

I can totally understand your points about the back-end, this is indeed for those who prefer no coding whatsoever.

Thank you very much for your insight and help.

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

ashraf79

ashraf79 Purchased

Hi sir, Please, I don’t used your plugin and i need to know, please, is i can CREATE A DROPDOWN BUTTON OF some pages where when i click on it then i redirect to that page? is that possible? Regards A.J.

Hi A.J,

I’m not sure I understand correctly, but you want some sort of button, which on click displays some pages as results? I don’t think this is possible.

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

ashraf79

ashraf79 Purchased

Thanks, I need like here: https://goo.gl/YkpWob . , when you click on the button, then will displayed a custom menu where each item will redirect to custom page. How can i do that please? do you have any tips?please

I don’t know to be honest, this will definitely need some sort of custom script. For custom jobs I usually recommend this site: wpkraken.io

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

Hello. Does with work with Nextgen? Thanks

Hi!

Unfortunately no, Nextgen stores image and gallery data in separate tables, which is not supported yet.

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

Hello Ernest,

I have installed the plugin with default settings and tried to add the search bar with shortcode and shortcode for templates. While the search works in Preview mode (in WP Admin area), it doesn’t do anything when I enter search terms on site itself.

What could be the problem?

Hello Ernest,

Thank you for a quick response! I disabled all plugins and theme and was able to find what code was preventing the plugin from working. It works fine now!

I have 2 more questions:

1. Can I somehow display a custom link to a different page if no results are found?

2. I asked this before but cannot make it work as I need to: Can the search be auto populated with results only from ‘books’ custom post type title on start, but use ‘books’ titles AND ‘books’ taxonomy when the user starts searching?

Can this layout https://ajaxsearchpro.com/staff-search-filter/ be changed (perhaps by changing some template) and display blocks of 100% width with images and custom post types?

Nice!

1. Yes, it is possible, but some custom coding will be needed, as on the back-end you can only define a custom text. The results templating knowledge base will likely help you.

2. I don’t think I understand this correctly, but the auto populate feature will respect all exclusions/inclusions and filters set by default. So if you set the search to searc honly the books custom post type, within a specific category, it should return results from there.

By increasing the isotope results width and height to a very high number, it will result in a single item per row layout: https://i.imgur.com/sOJptHk.png

This is not something I recommend, but should do the trick.

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

Thank you for your prompt replies, Ernest!

nicodweb

nicodweb Purchased

Hello.Do You thing i can load your shortcode in a a jquery fancy box popup?

Hi,

I believe so, as far as I know the fancy box plugin supports displaying inline content, without detaching event handlers. I have tried it once with the ‘Easy FancyBox’ plugin, it was working back then, but adjustments will be definitely required – z-indexes, width, height, margins, positions can mismatch, depending on the situation. I only recommend this, if you know some CSS and JS coding, to be honest.

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

nicodweb

nicodweb Purchased

Ok thanks ! I will try

Q Will it be ever available to search in woocommerce product attributes?

Hi,

Searching product attributes is fully supported by both the free and the Pro versions. Some product attributes are stored as taxonomy terms, not custom fields, so make sure to enable the Search in terms? (categories, tags) option.

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

ok, so i have the Lite version here http://test.polderrajder.pl/ it doesn’t show the results at all, actually. Please check my settings: http://test.polderrajder.pl/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/asl.jpg (i have also tried with all the Available post types dragged to the field that i want to use

Second qiestion – is there a possibility to have a dropdown with the choice of Woocommerce categories?

Hi,

I’m not sure what the problem is there, it can be an exclusion or something similar, or an unkonwn bug as well. You can open a ticket on the free version support forums with debug data (you can find instructions under the Help & Support menu), and I will check it out more closely.

In the pro version yes, you can add all product categories as a drop-down, for example: https://ajaxsearchpro.com/woocommerce-search/

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

Pre-sale: does it search by Product SKU? I need to find products by its SKU complete and partial.

Let’s say the product SKU is “25-2541-00”. Can you tell me if your plugin will find the product with these searches?:

“25-2541-00”

“25-2”

“25-25”

“2541”

Hi,

Yes it is possible, by choosing to search the ‘_sku’ custom field to search within, on the general options panel. All of the example phrases will match the 25-2541-00 SKU.

I hope this helps!

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

Hello – does this plugin works with wc vendor?

Hi,

It depends on what are you planning to do. As far as I know vendors are users, so for example it is possible to include or exclude products by users aka. vendors.

It is also possible to search users, thus vendors as well, but I believe to get the correct link to their store the custom URL scheme on the user search must be set to:

?post_type=product&vendor_shop={USER_LOGIN}

.. but this depends on how you set the permalink structure exactly for vendor shop URLs.

I believe the shop names and meta can be searched as well by adding the pv_shop_name, pv_shop_slug to the meta fields (if exists).

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

Pre-purchase question: I am looking to create a search page where a user types in the first number in a post code and is shown all (Custom) Posts where a specific ACF field begins with that number. It’s important that it isn’t searching in any other data. I’m not sure if the client wants autocomplete, so can it be turned off?

Is this possible with this plugin?

Hi,

If the ACF field is text based, like a text input, select etc.. and not an object storage (like repeater and so on..), then this is possible with the index table engine and using the AND keyword logic.

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

Hi, s it possible to search content from my subdomain http://mobilephones.anytimecompare.co.uk/ ?

Thanks

Hi,

Do you mean searching and displaying the products from the sub-domain, but the search would be used on the main domain? It’s only possible if the main site and the subdomain site are in a multisite wordpress installation, under the same network. The main site also has to have WooCommerce installed, otherwise it wont be able to display products.

Best regards,
Ernest Marcinko

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