Our Extension of the Month for 2008 is a very worthy winner, because it overcomes several important limitations in Joomla’s core. Joomla’s default search component has several issues:
- You can’t enter a query of more than 20 characters
- You can’t search only in one part of the site (for example content, forum, comments)
- Its hard to customize so that results appear in the order you desire
You can see the component and module in action on the right-hand side of this site or in component form.
- Each search mambot you have published in the backend now becomes an option in the frontend.
- In the backend you can decide the maximum length of search queries and decide the default settings for results.
"Advanced Search" not a huge step foward because it piggy-backs on Joomla’s existing search functionality, but its a useful and stable component that your users will find much better than the default Joomla search.
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