Efficient Joomla Extensions to Enhance Your Search

Aug 18, 2011
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Being one of the usability cornerstones, search is the part of your website's functionality that needs constant attention and improvement. Of course default search box is not that bad at all, but often website owners simply forget about some important details which cause negative reactions from the visitors.

Our today’s collection devoted to the useful Joomla extensions that are aimed at enhancing your search. All these plugins differ by the size and number of various options and you will choose which one fits you the most. The obvious thing about any default search is that it's good to have it, but often it just doesn't have enough features to be called user-friendly. So if you like something from our list don't hesitate and install it on your Joomla website.

1. AceSearch

AceSearch is powerful Joomla search extension with a great interface and a bunch of superb features. By installing this component you'll receive front-end search for all components, advanced search with custom fields, AJAX searching & suggestions, Google Analytics Site Search compatibility.

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2. JXFinder

This Joomla search plugin delivers great advanced search options and will make your website more user-friendly. It is a very fast, smart and powerful software with many great options such as Alternative Phrases generation, search filters etc.

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3. Most Searched Module

This is a very simple, clean and powerful software. Basically Most Searched Module generates a list of the most popular search strings on your website. If you don't need any more complicated options than this module is exactly what you need.

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4. Universal AJAX Live Search

Yet another popular Joomla search plugin that fully supports search on many Joomla plugins (VirtueMart, Redshop, Tienda, K2 Content Management System). Also we should mark out theme customization support, full keyboard support, enhanced navigation and sliding pagination.

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5. Geosearch

Geolocation search is one of the most advanced types of search activities on the web and you can easily improve your website with this great feature. What is interesting is that Geosearch has Auto Find feature which locates the user's address and attempts to pre-populate the city, state, country, zip codes.

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6. Google Custom Search

Enhance your website with Google Custom Search module. Following software allows you to add Custom Search, Local Search, Web Search, Video Search, Related Search, Image Search and Book Search.

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7. VM Universal Search PRO

This plugin is useful for the Joomla websites with the installed Virtuemart plugin for the online store. VM Universal Search PRO adds enhanced search to the store and allows searching by types, parameters with values, categories, manufacturers, prices, available dates.

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8. Cat Filters - VirtueMart Search

Cat filter is also great product for the Virtuemart online stores. Among its main features are category filter, manufacturers filter, text search, custom price filtering, multiple product sorting options, statistics tool to track users trends.

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Also please take a look at some premium Joomla Templates that might be useful for your future projects.

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3 Comments

2011-08-24 06:10:00

Pretty cool and worthy extensions! Really sounds great and efficient..

2011-08-20 07:06:00

Nice stuff. Keep the great info coming!

2011-08-18 10:08:00

great info. Thanks

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