Virtuemart products Ajax search is the module developed by Ossolution. It allows user to search VM products through the search form. The module uses the Ajax method for searching. It provides the attractive effects, it can also show the result quickly in current page instead of loading new page. It also allows administrator to setup the search parameters in the backend like search though categories, search through Product name, SKU, description, search if the stock value is not zero. Administrator can allow setup to show the filtering by min and max cost, manufacturer, product type (Virtuemart 1.x) and custom fields (Virtuemart 2.x)
New version of VMA can work on Joomla 1.5.x Native, Joomla 1.6, Joomla 1.7.x, Joomla 2.5.x and Virtuemart 1.1.x, Virtuemart 2.x
|Created Date||Jul 27, 2011|
|Last Updated Date||Mar 02, 2012|
The package has one module and one component. You need to install both module and component in to Joomla. After install the component, you can go to Component > Virtuemart product Ajax search. Here you can manage the configuration parameters for the search module.
a. Show product types filter
Product Types is a powerful feature if you have complex products like electronics, computers, cars and maybe airplanes. Product Types will help you create an advanced classification according to the parameters of your complex products and will make possible the Advanced Search According to Parameters in your site front end. The parametric search is the one responsable to the shopper's feeling that he can find EXACTLY what he needs. Product Type is very different in functionality than Product Category, but both have the mission to describe products. Generaly the Category describes the usage of products, but the Product Type describes products based to specific parameters values, and extends the basic description of the Category. In case your VM component has product types. You can select to show product types filter. In each product type, you can create many parameters, in each parameter, you can select the type of that parameter (textbox, integer, textarea, multiple select v.v.) Virtuemax ajax search module will only show the filter form with all parameters have multiple select type.
b. Select product types
Select the product type for filter at the front-end of module.
c. Show manufacturer filter
Manufacturers are associated with products, providing web site, contact, and descriptive information. Each product that is created is associated with a Manufacturer. Your VM component may have several manufacturer, so if you want the customer can filter product by manufacturer, please select this option.
d. Show price filter
Show min and max price input boxes, allow customer to enter the distance price of products they want to search.
e. Search through Categories.
VirtueMart offers the ability to categorize products not only by manufacturer, but also by product category. Product categories may also contain subcategories enabling storekeepers to manage their products in as much detail as possible.The multiple select list all the Virtuemart categories, here you can select the categories that the search module will search through.
f. Search product available in Stock
If you tick on the check box beside, the search module will only search the products that available in the stock (has field product_in_stock > 0)
g. Search through Product name
If you tick on the check box beside, the search module will search through product name
h. Search through Product SKU
If you tick on the check box beside, the search module will search through product SKU
i. Search through Product description
If you tick on the check box beside, the search module will search through product description (both small description and full description).
j. Search input box Caption
The text is shown in the input box. Default text in the module is : Product search...
k. No matches caption.
The text is shown when no search result back. Default text is : No products found for the keyword!
l. No matches title caption
The header of the search result when no search result back. Default text is : Product(0)
m. Number products per category
Number products in one category per page in the search result
n. Minimum characters to search
The minimum number characters user should enter if they want to search product
o. Show intro-text
If you tick on the check box beside, the search result will show the description of the product
bellow the product name.
p. Enable mouse scrolling
If you tick on the check box beside, user can scroll the mouse to go to next page (if the product results is more than the Number products per category)
q. Search area width (px)
Width size of the search input box
r. Search result width (px)
Width size of the search result.
If you want to login to backend, you can use account : manager/123456