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Reduce minimum search size

Post by tezzerp » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:13 am

Hello all
I know this is a weird one , but currently the default search module needs a minimum of 3 letters. Our site is a car club and a lot of the car models are 2 letters.
Is there a way to reduce this minimum to 2?
I have tried Smart Search and that doesn't really work for us
Thanks

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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by SharkyKZ » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:14 am

It's defined in language pack but can be overridden with a system plugin.

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defined('_JEXEC') or die;

use Joomla\CMS\Plugin\CMSPlugin;

class PlgSystemExample extends CMSPlugin
{
	protected $app;

	public function onAfterInitialise()
	{
		$this->app->getLanguage()->setLowerLimitSearchWordCallback(array($this, 'setLowerLimitSearchWord'));	
	}

	public static function setLowerLimitSearchWord()
	{
		return 2;
	}
}
https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Creating_a ... for_Joomla

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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by tezzerp » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:27 pm

I am really sorry but I am completely lost.
Can I overide the language pack?
Thanks
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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by SharkyKZ » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:48 pm

If you edit language pack files, your changes will be lost when updating Joomla! (if you use en-GB language) or when updating language pack (if you use any other language).

Plugin method doesn't have this issue.

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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by tezzerp » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:38 pm

Thanks, will try and figure it out
Cheers
Terry

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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by leolam » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:01 pm

SharkyKZ wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:48 pm
If you edit language pack files, your changes will be lost when updating Joomla! (if you use en-GB language) or when updating language pack (if you use any other language).
Sorry but that is only partly correct. Language overrides are a basic functionality with languages and they are not replaced with an update

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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by SharkyKZ » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:21 pm

leolam wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:01 pm
SharkyKZ wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:48 pm
If you edit language pack files, your changes will be lost when updating Joomla! (if you use en-GB language) or when updating language pack (if you use any other language).
Sorry but that is only partly correct. Language overrides are a basic functionality with languages and they are not replaced with an update

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This concerns xx-XX.localise.php file, not language overrides.

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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by tezzerp » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:32 am

I am really sorry but I cannot figure out how to create a system plugin?

Could I do it by copying a file in Cpanel file manager then renaming and changing the content to as above?
Sorry to be a bit of a numpty!
Thanks
Terry

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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by KianWilliam » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:26 am

This tutorial could give you a total vision of how to create a plugin in joomla:
https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Creating_a ... for_Joomla
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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by tezzerp » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:52 am

Thanks I must be thick , I made the plugin in the three parts, zipped and installed. It seems to install correctly. When I enabled in plugins, it put some text from the code at the top of the page????
I have now disabled it again.
Any ideas
Thanks
Last edited by tezzerp on Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:07 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by toivo » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:02 am

Add a line starting with the characters <?php to the beginning of the PHP file.

Compress a zip folder containing the PHP file with the code, posted by @SharkyKZ, and the XML file, the manifest file that you need to create.
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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by tezzerp » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:18 am

Thanks, now done that and it installed and looks OK, no funny text
But It doesn't work :-(
Is the code above correct?

Thanks
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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by toivo » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:46 am

Did you enable the new plugin?
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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by tezzerp » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:50 am

Yes, managed to figure it out. I cobbled together the manifest file and didn't realise the difference between content and system. Now installed and working :-)
One question , how do I delete the old version?
Thanks
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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by tezzerp » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:55 am

Sorted, deleted it now.
Thanks to everyone for your help. I have now created my own plugin
Now to market it ......... :-)
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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by toivo » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:14 am

Good to hear. The plugin created by @SharkyKZ is simple but effective.

You could add an option to your plugin to let the administrator select the minimum length of the search word.
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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by tezzerp » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:22 am

OK how would I do that? :-)

Thanks
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Re: Reduce minimum search size

Post by KianWilliam » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:59 am

In manifest file(plugin .xml)file, under <config> and <fields name='params'> tags consider a jformfield of text type with name, .... and then employ it in plugin php file, study the tutorial, it is not difficult.
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