Site Search

Shack Search is a free extension that improves your Joomla search box.

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Your visitors can get instant search results with Shack Search. Instead of clicking the "Search" button and waiting for the page to slowly reload, Shack Search provides instant results as you type. Make your site easier to use - try Shack Search today!

Instant search results

When you type at least 4 characters into Shack Search, you'll get instant search results.

Shack Search will show a preview of each search result, plus a link that your visitor can click to see more.

Powerful options

Shack Search is full of useful options. You can control the order of search results (Latest, Most Popular etc), searching for partial matches, and much more.

Also, Shack Search supports every other Joomla extension. If your extension works with the default Joomla search, it will work with Shack Search too.

article anchor tag must be placed in the article title, not in the category title. I cannot able to modify the link.
Ease of use
yes, but not possible to edit the result
not good, developers website doesn't allow to submit the question
no proper documentation to customize the module
I used this to: 1.0.0

Great extension

Posted on 30 June 2016
Works fine, after testing several extension s of this kind, it's the only one to workin my case ( I use it with fabrik and Joomla! 3.5.1)
Ease of use
Very easy
I used this to: With a website using fabrik and I retrieve all the data ! great extension
Impressive. The default drop down search results scheme didn't suit the site styling so changed the mod_pixsearch.css file found here:
Ease of use

Very easy to use and good results on the front end.
I used this to: so visitors can search a nonprofit information site with 300 large articles.
Works if you change the source code and coment the areas field.
But in the rest don't works like promess, maybe in 2.x versions, not in 3.x
Owner's reply: PixSearch has now been updated for Joomla! 3x
Sorry for the long wait.

A Big Zero

Posted on 11 January 2015
I used this to: search my site
Owner's reply: PixSearch has now been updated for Joomla! 3x
Sorry for the long wait.

simple and fast

Posted on 24 October 2013
Extesion is a simple, easy to configure .... perfect
I have used this and still do on a J 1.5 website and it works excellent!

Had to spend some time to tweak it up to my requirements, but it works and looks great now. And by tweak I mean only CSS styling, nothing too complex.

If you understand CSS and a little bit of HTML you'll have no problems to set it up.

As I'm migrating my website to J2.5 I'll most definitely use the module again.

Highly recommended.
4 Stars from me! easy to install and use.

but unfortunately i won't use it as it doesn't have category/article exclusion from results....but looking forward to adding these features in the near future, it will be worth even paying it :)

good job.

Big thanks!!!

Posted on 15 March 2012
It's quite easy to use and reactive speedy for search! Most of all, it support Chinese Tradition content.

Great job!


Posted on 11 November 2011
Simple and effective search engine with AJAX

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Shack Search

Last updated:
Feb 11 2019
Date added:
Nov 21 2007
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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