It extends the core Joomla Smart Search (Finder) function to add SobiPro entries.
Please, test it in the demo site, where you can find the classic SobiPro business directory.
*** How it works ***
- Smart Reach for SobiPro works with a finder plugin and a SobiPro notifications to finder add-on
- The finder plugin allows to index the entries
- The notifications to finder add-on allows to incrementally update the index, on New entry, Entry update, Entry approved, Entry unapproved, Entry published, Entry unpublished, and Entry deleted.
*** Configuration ***
These are the parameters of the plugin:
- Section: Identification of search catalogs.
- List of Search Fields (optional) - Identification of search fields.
- Menu - Menu (Itemid) to set a results page context.
* Check the full options in the images
*** Updates in 2.2.1 *** / Jan-2013
Fix: Notices removes from Cronjob
Feature: Improved plugin params configuration
*** Updates in 2.2.0 *** / Oct-2012
- Feature: Improved backend options
*** Updates in 2.1.0 *** / Sept-2012
- Feature: Native SobiPro Sef mode
- Joomla Coding Standard implemented
*** Updates in 2.0 ***
- Multi-Section, to support more than one catalog in only one search
- Full Text Search, to take advantage of Finder's indexes (avoiding the computer intensive LIKE)
- Hot Auto-Completion, since Finder has all entries indexed, it can efficiently complete the search query with every user keystroke.
-Advanced Category Filter, to provide category filter along query search.
If you don't understand Smart Search, no problem! There is excellent documentation for the extension and even better support. I wonder if the developer ever sleeps - that is how good the support is.
Highly recommended and worth the small fee Prieco charges for the power it ads to your SobiPro directory!
I have used several types of directory extensions on different sites, but SobiPro is bar none the best.
One thing that SobiPro lacks is any kind of built in search component that interfaces with Joomla 2.5 in a proper way.
Smart Reach takes it to the next level and combines the power of SobiPro with Joomla 2.5 Smart Search and the outcome is amazing.
The developers truly have an understanding of SobiPro and how the SobiPro directory works. They took it to the next level by combining the Joomla! Smart Search with SobiPro and all I have to say is WOW!
I would call it the missing link for SobiPro because it works perfect and has great support. It truly added way more value to the site than the little bit it costs!
Thank you! We really appreciate your feedback. It helps us to improve in our roadmap.
We want to provide top-notch search products for SobiPro. Now, we are working on new developments based on these same ideas.
Prieco Support Team