pre sales question: any way to automatically show up results from a selected category at click ( without typing ) ??
Unfortunately this function is not available with this plugin.
It is possible to prevent this searching the Description – or only searching Whole words ?
The reason is if we search for a – hat
then if there is a word in description like – whatever
then even if that product is car food, it will be found as a hat because it is finding the letters hat in the word – whatever – that is in the description.
For example in your demo, if I enter – car it returns a product called Happy Ninja jacket. That is not a car.
Yes. You can search for whole words if you disable Fuzzy search in your settings. It’s built into the plugin. For multiple words, you can choose whether you want the results to search for OR or AND.
Sounds great, however I am just a bit confused looking at your demo.
I would like to use your plugin in a Search bar at the top of the home page, in particular in the Revo theme for wordpress.
In your demo I cannot see an example of how it is integrated within an exsiting theme ?
Can it be done, so like in the Header or similar ? or is it only in a dedicated dialog box like in a sidebar or whatever ?
This plugin can turn the default WP search form into a search bar with live search results, so you can add a search form anywhere as normal, and it will automatically have search boosted.
If you want multiple search forms with different search criteria, you can create custom search forms easily, and then add it to your page through shortcode or widget. You can add it directly to your theme files, or enter it in a post, or add it as a widget.
I want search only comments content, it works?
Yes, it’s possible to search only in comments.
Any website that I can try? beacuse demo no search bar for try.
Please try the demo at http://demo.archtheme.com/searchford/
There should be around 6 to 7 search bars with different criteria.
Hi, when i search for a word from a page on my site, the search doesnt pick it up. Why is that?
Is your page a custom post type? What is your Searchford settings like? Is the word a custom meta field or in the content field? If possible, please send the Dashboard login to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can take a look at your settings and better debug the problem.
We just bought Searchford to replace Relevanssi on http://optimaldesignco.com/, but we’re having problems with it:
(1) It’s not finding all instances of the keyword. For example, the keyword “linux” appears in an Open Position item (a custom post type), in a Portfolio item (a custom post type), and on the Software page (in an ACF repeater field), but Searchford only finds the job post. Relevanssi was able to find all three instances.
(2) It’s not creating a custom excerpt that features the keyword. For example, in the Linux search above, the excerpt doesn’t include the “linux” keyword.
(3) The “read more” link doesn’t work—it’s not directing to the working page.
We moved to a paid/premium plugin to ensure our site would have robust search capabilities, but these results are obviously less than ideal. How can we find & fix the problems above? Please let me know – thank you!
You can ignore #3 – I re-saved permalinks and that cleared up the issue. Looking forward to your help with #1 & #2. Thanks!
Thanks for your inquiry.
Could you please leave this message again with the account you purchased the plugin with? Or send your purchase code to email@example.com.
The live search does not support the use of HTML in page titles. For example, if my page title is Page Name®, the HTML code shows up in the live search instead of it being parsed and showing a registered sign in superscript. Is there a fix for this? Thanks!
Try the following:
1. Edit the file /wp-content/plugins/searchford/public/searchford-public.php
2. Find line 869 and change it from
$content .= $searchford_option['display_title'] == 1 && $post->post_title != '' ? '<div class="searchford-title' . $with_excerpt . '">' . esc_attr( $post->post_title ) . '</div>' : '';
$content .= $searchford_option['display_title'] == 1 && $post->post_title != '' ? '<div class="searchford-title' . $with_excerpt . '">' . $post->post_title . '</div>' : '';
If you are using the Masonry view let me know because you need to change a different line.
Hope this helps.
check the download link on your demo site:
Thanks for the heads up.
I’m very interested in purchasing this plugin. Quick question: Will this work with The Events Calendar (Modern Tribe)?
I did a quick test and Searchford supports The Events Calendar. A basic setting will allow you to find events by its title, description, tags and event categories. I have not tested with other fields such as venue, date, time etc.
Do you have any special search requirements?
Nope. I think that’s it. My only other question is whether there’s a way to test in on my client’s site before purchasing or if there’s a return period.
Unfortunately there is no test trial period or free version.
If the plugin fails to perform as advertised even after seeking support, then I will be happy to provide a refund. Please note that this is not applicable for any plugin customization.
Got it. Thanks.
I have recently purchased your plugin. Love its functionality!
While performing a few search tests, I have come accros a techincal warning, which appears if you include the ”/” special character in the search terms: “Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier ’/’ in …searchford-public.php on line 136”.
Could you please help me solve this issue?
Thank you in advance!
Do you mind providing a live site where I could take a look? I can’t seem to replicate the issue on my end.
Unfortunately the website isn’t live yet, but I get the same error when I perform a search which contains ”/” on your demo website. Please see here: http://demo.archtheme.com/searchford/?s=%2F&sf=1769
Thanks for pointing out the bug. I’ll fix it as soon as I can and release an update.
In the weight settings, can you have a weighted search based on tags or other taxonomy? Are you able to post any other backend screenshots of how this is done, or a link to documentation prior to purchase?
Yes, tags and categories and custom taxonomies can have different weights. However different custom taxonomies still share the same weight.
A screenshot of the admin settings: http://i.imgur.com/KaGku4o.png
Currently there is no online version of the documentation. I’ll look into adding it later.
I purchased your plugin and so far am very happy. Only problem when using the search result page provided by Avada the searched terms do not get highlighted.
I also placed <?php echo do_shortcode(“[searchford_suggestion]”); ?> in my results template but nothing shows.
Are the searched terms not highlighted in the Title, Excerpt, Author or Tags? Some themes may not support highlighting the search term in the Excerpt.
In which template did you place the shortcode [searchford_suggestion]? Did you also set it under Settings > Searchford > General Settings > No Results Found > select: Show Search Suggestion (Requires editing template page)?
If it’s convenient can you send me your website to take a look? You can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer.
Hi, Please I just bought this plugin, and I cant change the color of “Submit” button from grey color.
Please how can I achieve this?
I will be waiting for your assistance.
There may be a conflict with your theme. Do you mind sending me the URL to your login page? I’ll take a look.
I sent it to email@example.com
Thanks, I’ve sent a reply.
Please I have left you 2 questions in reply also.I will be waiting for your assistance. Thanks.
Responses were left for you in mailbox. Thanks
Replied, please check.
Got it. Please respond to the initial question about java not loading with cache plugin.
Saw your email. I’m glad it’s working now. Let me know if you have anymore problems.
Show Search Suggestion is not active. I have followed your instruction and created to add the following code to content-none.php
However this is not working. Please is there anyway to add this instruction to your Custom css option to make this function, or any other way?
Please see message left in inbox.
<?php echo do_shortcode(“[searchford_suggestion]”); ?>
You need to add that shortcode on the page template where search results are redirected to when no search results are found.
Creating a file called content-none.php will not work, because that is not the page template that WordPress or your theme uses when no search results are found.
are you referring to 404.php ?
Nope. Usually it’s in the template search.php. However it depends on your theme.
You should be able to find the text “No Results Found” and “The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.” on the page template, as is displayed currently on your site when no search results are found.
You can add the suggestions shortcode after those words.
I have found the file no-result.php and added the code. It didnt work. I sent the file to your inbox
I didn’t receive a no-result.php file. I only received a content-none.php file. That file is not correct.
The file was sent as it reflected in my sent folder. Please check this reattachment here in your inbox.
Hi there. I just purchased your plugin and I’m trying to active it in Wordpress. It keeps triggering a fatal error because of max execution time. I changed it from 30 to 60 seconds, but it still won’t activate.
Not sure why it takes so long to activate. Can you tell me a solution to activate it and also explain why it takes so long to activate?
We were able to get this working by restarting apache. But we ran into a new problem. We created a custom search and have “Live” search enabled. But it’s not working.
When checking the console, we received this new error:
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot set property ‘FastButton’ of undefined
Am I missing something on this end or is there a fix for this?
Update: Strange, but it the search bar works on posts, but not pages. I fixed the uncaught typeerror, but still won’t work on pages, but just fine on posts.
Can you send me your link for me to take a look? Thanks.
The error you mentioned up there is not related to this plugin though.
Are there any other Console errors on your page? Have you tried deactivating all other plugins to see if Live Search works after that?
Hi, this feature is not working on mobile, it only works on desktop:- Show Search Suggestion (Requires editing template page)
Email sent to you also.
Replied to your email, please check.
Hi, my question is in regard to the auto loading search in the sidebar area (before you hit “enter” on the keyboard).
It only auto suggest if you are on the desktop. See the screenshots attached checked on Chrome and Safari browser.
Try typing “christt” to the search on the sidebar using mobile device, it wont suggest anything.
You’re correct, it seems keyup action is not detected on mobile. I’ll fix it asap and push an update. It should be available this weekend.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused!
Ok. Will be waiting to receive the update as promised. Thanks.
I’ve just submitted a patch. You should receive an email after the update is approved.
Please remember to clear cache after installing the update.
Let me know if you still have any problems.
Hi, I have downloaded the updated version from codecanyo, the problem seems to be solved for sidebar search suggestion on mobile, but it seems the custom color code in the setting is no more responding. It goes back to the default grey color. Please see the screenshot attached and code below.
Please check your email for code and screenshot
It looks like the custom css is not added to the site.
Where did you add the css code? If you added it into Searchford plugin settings, could you try to trigger some changes to the css code, and switch it back? This will create the css code again.
padding: 10px 25px;
border: 0 none;
Remember to clear cache after making changes.
Thanks for your help.
Searchford plugin always lists the results in descending order, no matter what ordering I set.
Furthermore it is not highlighting the results.
Please give me an immediate FULL REFUND to my PayPal
I’d love to help you resolve the problem first, as this problem can usually be fixed.
Can you kindly provide your URL with Dashboard login? You can send the information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Hi, I have requested a full refund and nothing happened. I repeat, please refund me for the above mentioned problems ASAP.
We usually provide refunds after it is proven that an advertised feature for the plugin fails to work even after debugging the problem.
The problem you mentioned is usually related to the theme or other plugins overwriting the search results. In 90% of the cases, this can be solved after debugging.
Could you kindly provide the website that displays the problem? What theme are you using? Have you tried to deactivate other plugins to see if the search results work? Are you using other ordering plugins, e.g. Post Types Order?
the main problem was the order of the results, I was unable to set it ascending no matter what I set. I struggled a few hours and I had to go on, I downloaded an other paid plugin.
Besides I need controllable frontend filters with radio buttons and some other features and logic, I realized after testing it in real.
When you browse a plugin demo site and description you can not be sure it fits to your expectations unless you try it while working.
BTW I use the latest Avada theme
Yes, Avada theme overwrite the search results on their search.php template.
If you can send a copy of the Avada theme to me, I can show you where to edit the template to fix the order of the search results. You can reach me at email@example.com
Sorry, but please understand that I do not want to work on this…...After all if you want to keep the money, be my guest
I understand. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to provide support faster.
Thank you for your support.
Is it possible to add Advanced Custom Fields content to the search index? We have a bunch of pages that use this plugin to create our template, but none of them show up in the search results. We are not using the regular content loop in the template. If there is a way to do this, please let me know.
If not, if you can tell us which code we can alter to edit the search index, that would also help. Thank you.
Yes, this plugin supports Advanced Custom Fields.
You need to add the custom fields names under Settings > Searchford > General Settings > Search Term In > Custom Meta Field.
If your Advanced Custom Fields are repeater fields, you can use a wildcard, e.g. people%_bio
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