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WordPress Instant Search and Suggest

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Add Google style instant search and search suggest to your WordPress powered site. This plugin will begin displaying search results as soon as your site visitor starts typing into the search box.

The plugin requires very little configuration and should work out of the box with most themes. The plugin has its own options page to configure the plugin to work with your theme if you require it. You can also tweak which WordPress fields and meta are used for the auto suggest feature.

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Version 1.7

  • Default CSS box shadow to help the suggestion list pop
  • Strip tags added to ajax returned titles
  • Added extra check for has_post_thumbnail()
  • Changed priority of AJAX hook for better compatibility

Version 1.6

  • Choice of 3 visual layouts for search suggestions – you can now have images in your suggestion list
  • Stopped plugin from checking for upgrades
  • Small JavaScript bug fixed
  • Correctly support child themes
  • Tips screen updated to the 3.3 help screen API
  • Correctly disable instant search by leaving the option empty
  • Added new option to limit the number of suggestions returned

Version 1.5

  • New Magic Mode that instantly takes users to the selected post, page or taxonomy
  • WordPress 3.3 compatible
  • Moved to phpQuery library to improve speed

Version 1.4

  • Translatable settings panel
  • Taxonomy and Post type unique names added to checkboxes

Version 1.3

  • Bug fixes for better server and theme compatibility
  • Plugged a memory leak in PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser
  • Removed warnings in debug mode

Version 1.2

  • Support for custom post types and custom taxonomies (please check your settings after upgrade)
  • Use CURL for instant results if available

Version 1.1

  • Bug fix for titles containing quotes
  • Standardised AJAX requests
  • Tested on WordPress 3.2 and the Twenty Eleven theme

Version 1.0

  • Initial release

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29 June 11

Last Update:
20 May 12

Software Version:
WordPress 3.5, WordPress 3.4, WordPress 3.3, WordPress 3.2, WordPress 3.1, WordPress 3.0

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Files Included:
JavaScript JS, CSS, PHP


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