The Live Search has 4 fully customizable theme within many predefined skins and settings:
➤ Flat Theme
The Flat Theme of the Universal AJAX Live Search also gives you a user friendly interface, within the simplest responsive design and finest animations, ever!
➤ Minimal Theme
Select the most suitable skin, what totally fit to your template, or create custom ones. Whichever you choose, the result of the setting will be a well-designed search module. We recommend this theme if you would like to search in galleries, or sites, where the images are in the focus.
➤ Elegant Theme
Elegant Theme represent the discreet visualization of the Live Search. With many options it can make similar to your existing modules and can fit to your site. Searchbox is extremely important on websites, this theme won't make you disappointed.
➤ Simple Theme
This theme has the most clean design. Simple enter a search keyword, and the results will appear under the search box. Suitable for company sites, where there are only 2 or 3 main colors in the template. Check the live demo: Simple Theme Demo.
➤ Why does it better than the default search module?
The most important fact is the speed. Nowadays everyone knows and used the Google every day to get the most relevant information in a few seconds. People need relevant content in a short time. A Search Module is the most common part of a good website, so you need the best of them! Keyword suggestion is also included, what also can helps for users to start search.
➤ Which Joomla versions are supported?
➤ What search results can it show? Why is it universal?
This module can show the search results from the most of search plugins which can be installed to Joomla. Many of them has an improved version developed by us, to also show images in the result list.
➤ Supported 3rd-party components:
K2 - fully supported by Live Search
EasySocial - fully supported by Live Search
VirtueMart 1.1 & 2.x and many other webshop components - fully supported by Live Search
JReviews - fully supported by Live Search
Zoo - fully supported by Live Search
Ozio Gallery - fully supported by Live Search
Ignite Gallery - fully supported by Live Search
Phoca Gallery - fully supported by Live Search
Jomsocial - fully supported by Live Search
Community Builder - fully supported by Live Search
EasyBlog - fully supported by Live Search
and a lot more!
Best of all, though, is the service. Unlike some other developers who can be quite short with you when you request support (not mentioning any names, but am thinking of a certain Dutch developer who has loads of extensions listed on the JED), these guys are always really friendly and take time to provide clear and comprehensive replies.
However ! If you need the plugin to make it works on Easyblog, you must download it from stackideas website (People who made Easyblog). You'll not find it on offlajn's website, and it can be confusing.
The support is also lacking, it takes a couple of days to get a reply.
We also try to answer to our customers in the shortest time on the business days. As you know, the Live Search use the search plugins to show the result list. We have many improved search plugins what can show the images next to the result list for several components. If an improved search plugin is not available the customers can ask via our support system to develop it.
If your site is important to you, you have to give him the best, and certainly, a good search box can make the difference between your website and the competence.
I am very satisfied with this extension and would highly recommend them.
I have created support ticket twice, but no reply. Not recommended if you are using K2 Joomla
The Live Search uses the search plugins, to show the result list. These search plugins from the 3rd party developers as your components. If these developers don't build a function to the search plugins - in this case the category exclusion - it is not a bug or mistake of the Live Search. We have many improved plugins, what contains many more features, and based on the original ones. If a customer need a feature, just write a support ticket, and we will help as always. This is how it has been worked many times.
We haven't found your support ticket. Please send your ticket number to info[at]offlajn.com, and we will help you immediately.
As you know from Joomla 2.5 you can create your modules for all available languages, then set the language options for the actual one. All of the text what the user can see on the frontend can be customize from the module manager. So it is translatable, and many statisfied customer use it on multilingual sites.
I use it for my virtuemart store ( 9000 products ) and I like the popunder that gives you the results as you type.
It has a nice interface, blends with the template very nicely, and is 10000% customiseable.
The only downside could be that it's a bit harsh on the server load with the live function it has, and that it doesn't display out of stock products when you search for them as an administrator.
Overall, it is a GREAT extension, and its price is very good too!
thank you for your review!
As you can see on our site there is a Support system, where you can ask questions about the products.
If you make a ticket there, we can help you to find this not Universal AJAX Live Search related setting. I think it will be a Virtuemart option.
The only thing I miss is the ability to remove the search button, if you want to go for a full direct search. Made it white on white with no image, so its not visible, but would like to disable it completely.