--- Display search fields as text field, drop-down select, multi-select, slider, slider with range value select, radio, tag (ability for multiple tags select), category, item title (text and A-Z), item text, item creation/publish dates;
--- Restrict search to specific category (static by category ID(s) and auto by the category you are viewing);
--- Order search fields;
--- Display search fields in several columns;
--- Order search results by extrafields;
--- Display search results in standard category view;
--- AJAX search results.
If you want to use it with text fields this is the developer reponse:
"You need to use k2 extrafields with pre-defined values (not text) for
working fine with slider and other not text search fields (drop-down)."
So DOES NOT SUPPORT IT. This is not in the extension information before purchase it.
But the most dangerous thing is that if you use it with 6+ extrafields (in my case) then the native K2 finder plugin cannot reindex the K2 items when creating/editing and YOU CANNOT SAVE K2 ITEMS ANYMORE because the script execution time exceeds the default 30 seconds.
You have to disable the finder plugin, decrease the extrafields used in the module or modify your server configuration to increase the script execution time.
That REALLY RELEVANT INFORMATION wasn't also in the extension info. Breaking the K2 functionallity isn't enough relevant to warn users...
The support answered the email 48h after reporting the issue. So after spending my money I had also to spend my time debugging it to solve the K2 issue and keep my site working.
In fact, the problem is that you do not want all to understand better.
1) Work with text fields
It is support it, but it is needed easy manual adjustments.
2) "YOU CANNOT SAVE K2 ITEMS ANYMORE"
This issue can not be associated with this extension, because the module and plugin part does not affect to K2 functionality in save/edit items.
Developer helps in many areas after the purchase. Helped me to understand and Free finalized by the module I needed feature.
Also, Andrey happily welcomes you to contact him if you encounter any issue. But unlike most developers I know thus far who just tells you it can't be done with their plugin/module, Andrey doesn't just stop at what his plugin/module can do. He attempts to understand my needs and how I wanted the plugin/module to function, then before you know it, he happily customizes his plugin to support my peculiar needs and implemented it for me in the backend, constantly following my emails and adjusting his code until everything is perfect.
I've never been so happy with a plugin purchase until now. This is truly the best I ever bought. 5 stars! Oh, I kept saying plugin/module because it comes together =)
One thing to mention, the set-up of the module does not totally fit in with what you might expect in relation to making template overrides. It is customizable via overrides, but not all of it, so I did have to modify the module itself for a couple of tweaks. That said, that's a minor gripe, and on the whole it it excellent.
But i am saying again this is a very good module as it is!
In short, htere is few things:
1. very confusing modul interface
2. no documentation, detailed demos, examples of work
3. problem with hidden menu item. If you choose to force itemid for search results and itemID is hidden menu item, when url is active, somehow broke menu functionality (tested on RT templates).
For joomla! 2.5 works great.