Add an intuitive and quick live ajax search overlay to your whole site.
When performing a search on your website, what normally happens is after you enter your search terms and hit enter, your page reloads in order to display your search results. This is not a very user friendly experience.
The aim of Sumo Search is to make searching a fast and seamless experience for your users.
Sumo Search integrates into your website by optionally adding a search button on all your pages. People can also search right away by typing anywhere in your site. If you have existing search input fields in your site, Sumo Search integrates into those as well in order to display search results without the need for loading another page.
We use Ajax to display search results as you are typing so you can find what you need right away. No need to hit the enter key or click on the search button. The search results are also cached by Sumo Search so that repeated search terms will be faster.
Sumo Search also respects your browser’s history. This means that when you do a search then visit a link from your search, when you click on your browser’s back button, you will go back to the page you were from and your previous search results will still be there. So if your visitor didn’t find what they’re looking for in their first search result, they can easily go back and view the other search results and check another page.
If you want more relevant search results, Sumo Search integrates well with Relevanssi – a free WordPress plugin from the WordPress.org plugin repository.
Full Feature Set
- Full screen search overlay
- Live ajax search results as you type
- Caches your search results using transients
- Settings are in the Customizer for live previewing
- Uses the new History API, so that when you hit on the back button, your previous search results will be displayed for a seamless searching experience
- Integrates into your site by:
- Placing a search button in all your pages, and/or
- Show Sumo Search by typing anywhere, and/or
- Intercepting inputs from existing search fields
- Displays your title, post type, excerpt and featured images. You can opt to turn any of these off/on
- Customizable fonts, colors and design
- Choose from 600+ Google Fonts or use your theme’s fonts
- 5 Search & 5 close icons to choose from
- Color pickers with transparency pickers
- Results box paddings, border radius, background colors, etc
- Pick whether to show your featured images, post titles, post types and post excerpts
- Choose from a variety of search and close icons
- Integrates well with Relevanssi
- WordPress standards
To ThemeForest WP Theme DevelopersYou can just include this item as a plugin which your customer can install and active along with your theme.
If you want to include this item in your ThemeForest WordPress theme, please purchase an extended license and let us know in your support page.
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Version 1.2 – February 15, 2016
* Fixed: In some themes (such as Avada), the search bar doesn't appear properly. * Fixed: SVG close buttons may occassionaly appear corrupted. * Fixed an issue involving an external colorpicker library in Titan Framework that causes the customizer to malfunction when rgba/hsl/rgb values are used as default values instead of the usual hex color values. This issue was reportedly introduced by WordPress 4.7. The default color values have been changed in order to address this conflict, and should work either in single sites or multisites. This should have no effect on actual values entered previously. * You can now choose between returning the excerpt and full content in the search results. * If Google Analytics is detected, events in using Sumo Search will now be reported as well. * Snake case fixes and standards compliance applied. * Enhancement: Sumo Search can now be disabled in mobile devices. It will be enabled by default.
Version 1.1.1 – April 5, 2016
* Fixed: Forms that have `contenteditable` will no longer trigger Sumo Search to open up
Version 1.1 – Oct 13, 2015
* Enhancement: Clicking a search field in mobile devices will open up Sumo Search instead of waiting for the user to type * Enhancement: Made sure that fonts are small & readable in mobile devices * Enhancement: Added new `sumo_search_args` filter * Enhancement: Added post ID in the search results * Fixed: Race condition bug that sometimes hid search results as they are showing up
* Initial release