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CB Advanced Search ComponentModuleExtension Specific Addon

Introducing Community Builder Advanced Search V2.4

************ UPDATED ON 09 January 2014 Joomla 3.x support

Improvements Included:
1. Ability to add introductory text and field descriptions, also predefined text into the textfields.
2. Ability to select what is returned in search results you can add any field now, also CSS classes to any field in the search results (in order to customize the results as you want).
3. Multiple independent search setup an additional module comes now with your purcashe: one module that keeps the search form and the results list on the same page, other 2 modules that shows the search form on one page of the site and the results list on other page of the site (the form can point to this second page).
4. Shows the number of results frontend.
5. Joomla 1.5,1.6,1.7,2.5 and 3.x native.
6. Common user bugfixes
7. Better frontend
8. Better search results
9. Support for multi checkboxes
10. Search Result links to profile
11. Works with Community Builder CB 1.9
12. You can edit every button and text within component and module. (We had many foreign customers who requested this feature to make translation easier)
13. You have to define the Joomla usergroups you want to search (you can select them from the list Joomla offers)
14. The administrator can keep the original keyword (from the previous versions) or to search only by the defined CB fields.
15. You have option to search inside CB lists.
16. A CB user logged in have can save and manage his search forms (fields and their values) in order to user later or set as default (the form will be field with desired values when the user access the form the first time).
17. A CB user logged in can save and manage the results lists.
18. A CB user logged in can ignore undesired users found in the search in order to select the results he wants. He can also manage the ignored list results to make visible again.

Trust the oldest Community Builder Search Component. We hope you'll love the 2.4 version. This component is how it is because of the plenty user requests and suggestions, let me know if you need any other feature on this component.


This is a Joomla Native component + modules that enables you to search any field defined in CB (Community Builder) and CB lists. Using this component and
the modules you can show a CB Search form in the frontend and control the available fields or the CB lists (you can use either the fields either the lists) for search and the sequence of these fields in the search results. There can be configured an unlimited number of different searches (with there own fields and description) in the backend, but in the frontend the component is preset to the first search. You can access the other defined searches using the modules (they can be set to the search you want).

We tested it with all Joomla versions. Using this component you can show multiple CB Search forms in the frontend and c

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Reviews: 4
I use that extension on a multilingual site and there has been a bug according the custom translation which can be done within the component itself (a very nice feature!). I did contact the developer and he immediately did solve the problem. I recommend this extension with conviction.
Reviews: 4
This is a must have for any Community Builder system that needs to search the CB user database. I searched for a long time for a component that would easily let me display my CB user database (I used this for a directory listing of business users). This is the only component I could find that allowed me to search any user field I wanted. I used this in Joomla 2.5 on a site and also a new Joomla 3.0 site and it works great!!! The team answered my questions within minutes/hour and was very helpful when I had a problem (turned out to be an issue with my site and a conflict - NOT a CB AdvSearch issue)

If you need a component to search and display your Community Builder User database this is a must have!
Reviews: 3
This is a great component for searching combinations from fields and custom fields in your community builder user list.
I had a few issues such as pagination. I contacted the developers and Dan logged into my website and fixed the issues within a couple of days. The support could not have been better. If only all extensions had such support!
Owner's reply

Thank You! If only every happy customer would leave a review like this.


Reviews: 1
I looked everywhere for specific support on this purchase product? I need to hide certain users from this search and even if I block their profiles, (can't block super admin) they still show up? Is there some kind of filter that I can use to BLOCK super admins or certain user id's? Thank you kindly
Owner's reply

Support is here, I replied to your email yesterday it's Sunday. On Monday, we'll investigate your issue with superadmins and results.

Reviews: 1
We also had a few problems with this component. Translations did not work first, but with the quick help of developer we were provided with a perfect working update thats working fine in Joomla 2.5.2 environment and latest installment of community builder. We can only recommend this component - all others didn´t work for us and had a bad developer support.

Thanks again to Dan for his quick support!
Owner's reply

You're very welcome! It's good to see that somebody takes the time to submit a review when they're happy:)

Thank you and good luck with your project!

Reviews: 1
so, we have the same problem ... it doesn't work with j 25! sorry guys, but maybe there is an other version ?
Owner's reply

Hello Peter,

This is the only version, we tested with Joomla 2.5 it works fine, I replied to your email which you sent before this review that if you run into any incompatibility issue just let me know. I can't help you without knowing the exact description of "it doesn't work".


Reviews: 4
- The componend does not respect J2.5 ACL groups (search doesnt work when users are not placed as registered).

- NO range search possible

- Does NOT search user lists

- Has NO front end-template to style

All together I wonder where the benefit is in comparision with useing CB lists in search mode, except that CB lsists in search mode work!?

25 EUR wasted!!! no refund policy (of course).
Owner's reply

Our component and module is targeted to search Community Builder users and the fields they are filling in for their CB profile that's why it is called CB Advanced Search.

Yes, it does not include the Joomla groups but we never advertised that it does while we can customize to do that.

(Spoiler Alert)Range search will be in the next version.

The stylesheet for the component is inside this file:

For the module the file is /modules/mod_cbadvsearch/tmpl/default.php

Kind Regards,

Reviews: 2
Firstly the component did not work when I installed on J1.5.23, but without further delay I contacted their support desk & though it took a lot of time to get it fixed, the component is unlike any other. Its a brilliant component with super-flexibility. The after-sales support is one of a kind. They are very fast & very repsonsive & do value your money. If you are looking for a Search component This is it. I bought another module called CB Pro search for $15 & it doesnt work & the support desk ignored me completely, then I bought CB Adv Search for 25Eur & its worth it. worth every penny. DONT LOOK ANY FURTHER. THIS IS IT. Great Job Csaba & Dan. Keep up the good work. Looking forward for some more products from you.
Reviews: 1
It is one of the finest extension we have seen for community builder. Still developer can improve it by giving flexibility to display results in desired design, also it would be great if CB Country State Plugin was compatible with this extention. Also there is something missing like search only users with photo, search members between specified age group, etc.

Still this is best search component having its module also.
Best of luck to the developer.
Reviews: 1
Finally a big update good job guys I tried other solutions and have to admit that this is the best and most customizable search component currently in market.
Reviews: 9
Wow! Everything on the wish list in these reviews seems to be included. Results can be vertical or horizontal. Lots of requests for CB search module so that's included. Blank fields don't show up. Easy set up, maybe 10 minutes (less if you read the manual). A little extra styling and it's perfect! I highly recommend this CB Advanced Search component and module.
Reviews: 2
If there was an obvious way to contact the provider I would have tried that option before reviewing this component on here.

I can't get the search on username to work, it produces an sql error.

I think the component is nearly there, if the issue with the username could be fixed, and it could be extended to include more features as follows:

1. Ability to add search category groups, for example on my CB site, I have different groups of users i.e. business and personal users, and would like to be able to create 2 seperate search pages for these, or at least be able to search on either group - not both at once.

2. Ability to select what fields are returned in the search results list: instead of returning every single field that you have put in the advanced search page, have the option to select just those that are needed (in administration)i.e. name, location and link to the profile of users who meet the search criteria

3. Ability to add introductory text, and also field descriptions (as some might need a little explanation)
Owner's reply

Hello SunshineCharlie,

Selectable fields and multiple search pages are under development now, you can send an email to paypal email or simply reply to welcom email you got after payment.

Thank You,

Reviews: 1
Your application is interesting for the proposed price but it would be good to integrate new feature.

- To allow to choose fields has to post (show) in the result without allowing a search on these fields

- Choose the mode of poster of the results because they display in vertical and take too much place

- Show numbers for the results in front of every line of result

- Highlight the line glanced through by the mouse cursor and why not be able to choose the color of the highlighting

I hope that it will be fast possible and with all this, your application will be ultimate
Owner's reply

Great ideas nylls, nobody mentioned these before. If you get new ideas don't hesitate to send them to my paypal email.

Thank you

Reviews: 4
I tried this one out about a year or two ago, and at the time I was impressed by the developers fast response to suggestions to improve the component. (Showing profile photos & linking them to the profile.) This time, I just want to write a review and give thumbs up. It works, it looks nice enough, and for 25 Euros, it's a good value. (Although for US dollar it doesn't look so good at the moment.) It is simply enough written that with very basic coding skills you can do some tweaking to it without turning gray, which is great.

Now the annoyance... The required 3 characters for keyword search. Why oh why! It's probably great for massive sites, but for a smaller site like mine it returns too specific results even if you search by a keyword such as "and"; it excludes everyone who hasn't fully filled their profiles. Keywords are great for topical searches, but when you're looking for people, it's probably best left open and just search with the values in the generic fields. Age, sex, location - that sort, you're not always interested if they used a specific word in their "about me".
Owner's reply

Hello Sebastyne,

We'll have an update next month with some minor improvements and the 3 char search will be fixed, thanks for purchase and honest review!


Reviews: 1
It was like 5 minutes to setup and start working with. Good job keep up the good work. Btw updates are sent for past clients?
Owner's reply

Yes we process every component purchase with E-Junkie which makes pretty easy to send updates to our customers.

Reviews: 1
I am more than happy to come across this component. It solved the problem within 2 mins...seriously its so simple to install and configure. Works excellent and total flexibility.

I highly recommend this component for anybody wanting to do some search function over CB.

The support is quick and very responses even on weekends..though we should try giving that space..

Thanks a MILIION!!! Csaba.
Reviews: 1
I found this component after to try other ones listed. This is easy to install and do all necessary requeriments to make searches.

Price is good because support is just excellent (Thanks Deepak and Lydia for their patience and help)

All components developed by these people are simply awsome. Go ahead!
Reviews: 1
The component has been my salvation :) At the begining I did not how to install it properly but their support help me a lot.

The component does what it is described in this site, no more not less...

Reviews: 10
This is a CB search Component that actually works!

It is so simple, you select the fields you want to search in the com backend, then create a menu item to the search component.

those fields appear along with a keyword field.
enter in your search criteria and click search!

results show!

AND....results show AVATAR!, yes just like CB userlists the results include the avatar..many cb search coms DONT do this. (such as CB Adv.Search Plugin).


1. There is no module for this.
but you can use a component loader module to load the search into a module.(results may vary)

2. there is no custom search categories. so if you have CB subs and you want to search by different user types, you can but all the users will show the empty fields they obviously dont have. this eats up alot of space.
Having the ability to setup search categories wiht custom fields on the backend would be ideal./

Search #1..contains fields

Search #2..contains fields

3. The results display in one giant column, this eats up alot of screen space. If this could be made to display in a grid that would be excellent.
(similar in nature to Praisebuilders CBuserlist template)

4. Out of the box my results included the wrong itemID to the profiles.

5. A live demo would have been nice as the screenshots provided do give enough information

I have notified the dev about these suggestions and the ItemID bug
Reviews: 1
It needs a corresponding module so it can be placed on any page. For now, I will use a module that loads a component, but that would be nice.
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