This extension dramatically change your concept about the search modules. Fancy design, real-time working and much more performance than you have ever seen on websites. There are many web pages nowadays, but make yours a unique one. Searching for an article or product never was so easy with this module. Impress your visitors with the clean design and increase your site usability!
Which Theme should I choose?
There are three fully customizable theme available with many predefined skins and settings:
This Theme can be the part of your site like it was always there. Select the most suitable skin, what totally fit to your template, or explore your talent, and create custom ones. Whichever you choose, the result of the setting will be a well-designed search module. Moreover in this theme the results will appear in a very unique way, like pictures on wall. We recommend this theme if you would like to search in galleries, or sites, where the images are in the focus.
Elegant Theme represent the discreet visualization of the Live Search. With many options it can make similar to your existing modules and can become a part of your site. Searchbox is extremely important on websites, this theme won't make you disappointed.
This theme has the most clean design. Simple enter the 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. The attitude of the people has been changed, they need the most suitable and relevant content in a short time. The Search Module is the most common part of a good website, so you need the best of them! Many useful features included in this extension, like the keyword suggestion, what also can helps for the user to start the right search.
Which Joomla versions are supported?
What kind of search results does 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.
VirtueMart 1.1 & 2 - fully supported by AJAX Live Search
Redshop - fully supported by AJAX Live Search
Tienda - fully supported by AJAX Live Search
Ixxo Cart - fully supported by AJAX Live Search
K2 - fully supported by AJAX Live Search
Zoo - fully supported by AJAX Live Search
Ignite Gallery - fully supported by AJAX Live Search
Phoca Gallery - fully supported by AJAX Live Search
Jomsocial - fully supported by AJAX Live Search
EasyBlog - fully supported by AJAX Live Search
and a lot more!
I purchased this module for my client’s Real Estate Listings Joomla site that is running with several highly customized commercial components. I knew from the start that this module would not be compatible out of the box with the current setup and that it would require MAJOR customization to code. I contacted the developer and received an immediate reply; addressing the issue, as well as a promise that help would be available should I need it. Outstanding!
I was unable to resolve the compatibility issues on my own and the development team at Offlajn was quick to take charge. They rewrote, and added lines of custom code to their module in order achieve the desired results. Thank you!
This is an excellent extensions, and I cannot speak highly enough about the development team!
You also have an option to show images for searched items, and the support... ...supper-fast,kindly,helpful!
Worth that money I've invested in this! Five-star in all aspects!
Have been using this for about a week, and our clients love it! Great alternative for using the built-in search component (you can disable the actual results page). Very smooth!
This module is definitely the best we found among the search extensions.
I installed it in my site, Joomla 1.7 with JoomShopping, and although the search was working correctly, images were not showing at the live search results. In addition, JoomShopping default search wasn't available to be selected as the Target search page at the component options. So the result was slighty disappointing compared to the demo.
However, I raised a ticket support at Offlajn, and they replied just little time later. Ernest Marcin, whom I thank greatly, kept in contact with me and solved the problem in just 24 hours.
So now I can tell this search module works like a charm, so fast and neat, with the images showing as expected, as well as JoomShopping default search being available to be selected as the target search.
In short, absolutely recommendable extension, and very fast and professional support.
It works smooth! It's fast! And it is so easy to handle.
Just Awesome! Nothing else to say!
And support is very good! I had some ideas and in next version it was included!
I have already posted a similar review on the accordion module, and do not want to be an "Offlajn-basher" because I think their modules are among the very best around and I rate them as possibly the best extension developers we got.
HOWEVER, when you charge money for a module - not beer money, but what in Joomlaterms i regard a MASSIVE 20-30$ for each little thingy - the rules of engagement change and by developing as a BUSINESS you put yourself up for critics by choice. Developing with Joomla is far from free, and if you want top websites you have to buy most extensions which will see the 5-10-30-90$ you pay for each little thing accummulate to a hefty total - which is fine, but which also makes you expect a complete product in return.
In this case we undoubtedly dont get that. I will present this by problem, solution and conclusion.
PROBLEM: I wanted to use the Ajax Search module inside a custom html module, which is equal to using it inside an article. I spent lots of time combing the Offlajn website for it, googling it etc and to no avail.
Offlajn arrogantly offer no documentation at all, neither from the Joomla extension directory OR their own web, they dont even have a forum, troubleshooting section or help guide.
SOLUTION: I downloaded and adapted the "load module positions" plugin by Carsten Engel, which allowed me to place Offlajns search module where I wanted. This should obviously not be necessary.
CONCLUSION: Last week I wasted over 4 hours searching for how to modify the selfwriting css file in their accordion module and history has repeated itself by having to yet again investigate stuff related to the search module, when it obviously shouldnt be necessary.
To think that your backend area covers ALL thinkable css needs and think that your great support service makes standard documentation obsolete is arrogant AND unintelligent - especially when you charge people heavily for your extensions.
In this case I needed to make a decision on the fly, I couldnt wait even an hour so when the ONLY solution presented by Offlajn was submitting a support ticket which triggers a message saying "you will be responded within 1 working day", I find it to be hands down outrageous.
In this example I only needed to know how to insert their search box into an article, and I find it to be appalling that this and others small standard questions are not answered on their website. Their lack of documentation has again cost me more money, and on top of it I have had to include another plugin.
The module is excellent but the total package is very poor. I would like the developer to respond here for everyone to see - WHY have they deliberately chosen to provide absolutely no documentation whatsoever, even to paying clients?
Now my search works lightning fast and better than expected.