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how to add search box with dropdown menu

Hi. How can I add the search box with a dropdown menu (title, author, category, tags, date), as in this vanilla forum site?



  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited January 2014

    closest thing is sphinxsearch plugin.

    read the plugin instructions and description closely.

    and you might get something similar as well if you use the vanilla hosted plan.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

  • Thanks. I was hoping I could do it without a plugin :\

  • meshugymeshugy Musician/Hacker ✭✭

    my developer is going to implement a drop down search menu using sphinx. I'll let you know how it turns out...

  • mcu_hqmcu_hq yippie ki-yay ✭✭✭

    @meshugy please issue a pull request if you get that dropdown working and plan to release it open source. It would be a nice touch to the frontend.

  • meshugymeshugy Musician/Hacker ✭✭

    @mcu_hq will do!

  • exeticoexetico New
    edited March 2016

    @meshugy said:
    @mcu_hq will do!

    Hi @meshugy ! I know this is a bump, but how did it work out? I need a dropdown solution for the search-panel, so it's just a bit easier to use the search options from SphinxSearch.

    Will you be able to share your solution? Please let me know.

    Best Regards.

  • mcu_hqmcu_hq yippie ki-yay ✭✭✭

    @exetico I used a single button toggle for the search option in the "lite" version found here:

    Unfortunately, I don't have a picture to offer so you can see what it looks like, but I think it may be what you are looking for.

  • @mcu_hq Thanks for the explanation!

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