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SP Search In Categories Module

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SP Search In Categories is a powerful module to search within a list of categories.

"It shows a Search Box associated with a list of categories. The list of categories can be used to restrict the search query or to show a category selection."

In a nutshell

Two modes are available, Search in Categories for SobiPro (submits the query to SobiPro) and Search in Categories for Joomla-SobiPro (submits the query to Joomla general search, requires our Search Plugin to be activated).

The modes allow to search in Categories, and navigate within a specific category.

- Search into Categories
- Chained Select of Categories
- N-Level of Categories support
- Support for SobiPro or Joomla Search Mode.
- Support for Empty Search (no keywords) in SobiPro or Joomla mode, filtered by category.
- Auto-complete (auto-suggest).

*** Search Mode ***

It has two modes of operation:

- SobiPro Native Search, it submits the query to SobiPro.
- Joomla Search, It submits the query to Joomla general search.

*** About Empty Search Mode ***

The Empty Search allows to return results even when there's no keywords, filtering only with the remaining fields. NOW, it works for Joomla and SobiPro Search Mode.

*** Configuration ***

These are the parameters of the module:

Show List
Box Width
Box Text
Search Button
Search Button Image
Button Text
OpenSearch autodiscovery
OpenSearch title
Menu (Itemid)
Hide #searchForm

* Check the full list in the images.


- SobiPro 1.1 (recommended), or superior / SobiPro 1.0.8 is supported in compatibility mode
- Joomla 3 / Joomla 2.5, or superior
- PHP 5.3, or superior
- MySQL 5.5 (recommended), or superior

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-- Updates in 5.4.0 - 17th June 2014
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* Feature: Cache mode safeuri
* Fix: J3/J25 getBody compatibility
* Usability improvements
* Improved Help / New tutorials
* FOF v2.2.1, Backbone JS v1.1.5, Font Awesome v4.1

-- Updates in 5.3.0 - 17th March 2014

* Feature: Category Labels for each List Level
* Usability improvements
* Improved Help / New tutorials

--- Updates in 5.2.0 - 17th February 2014
* Feature: Optimizer - Better Minification (stage 3)
* Feature: XTDIR_SELECT translation*
* Feature: Control Panel Stats with addcslashes*
* Feature: Better sid error reporting / load
* Update: 2014 Copyright notice
* Update: Improved DbBroxy
* Fix: Categories chained on dom ready
* Fix: Cronjob Joomla v3 check
* Fix: SP v1.1 counter compatibility
* Improved Help / New tutorials

--- Updates in 5.1.0 - 9th January 2014
* Feature: Form Autosaving, option to disable it
* NEW Optimizer - Javascript Loader (stage 2)
* Fix: Hide Empty Categories, based on entries counter
* Update on icons and style

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Reviews: 1
After trying many differnt search modules for SobiPro only SP Search In Categories could give me what i needed and more it is offically the Ultimate Module and only one like it offering a module or a application for the default search making chained select with no keyword search for categories. Excellent service from support solving my issues in lightning speed 110% satisfaction
Reviews: 1
I was impresed by the support, it's very good, and I thing everyone can trust , I use some of its modules and I'm very happy
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