How to add suggestion search to the WPL search widget?
Posted by on 27 July 2017 10:43 AM
We have developed a new feature for our Advanced Portal Search add-on to further enhance the search options for your clients. With our new Suggestion Search, your clients can pick a certain location parameter and the type in their inquiries. This way, they can choose what they are searching for. Currently this feature includes most location parameters such as Country, State, County, City, Zip Code, Neighborhood, MLS#, as well as listing Features. The key point with this feature is that, they can choose the search to show results from several address parameters using the Address Field, so an example search can be: CHASE, SARASOTA.
After making sure the Advanced Portal Search add-on is installed, you can configure the Search Widget to add this feature. In order to learn how to add and then configure the search Widget, please read This link
You would need to go to the WP Backend > Appearance > Widgets > then find your active Search Widget on the right side, click on it and then click on View Fields, just like the screenshot below:
After the pop-up opened, you can find the Suggestion Search feature in the Basic Details tab. Just scroll through the items in the bottom and find the Suggestion Search. Drag and drop it in the middle. Now, you can reorder the Search Widget items and move the Suggestion Search feature to the first by dragging and dropping the items in the right panel of the same window.
Now close that pop-up and click on the Save button in the Search Widget Options. That’s it, you managed to add the Suggestion Search to your Search Widget as in the first screenshot.