Configure Joomla Search results

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Configure Joomla Search results

Postby alfred_j_kwack » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:42 am


I was wondering if it's possible to configure the search results returned by Joomla's default search function.

By default the search results show things like the section and category an item pertains to. How can this be disabled? There also appears to be no possibility to add a class suffix to the results which makes CSS handling a whole lot trickier.

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Re: Configure Joomla Search results

Postby xtempore » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:09 pm

I was having similar problems.

One thing I wanted to get rid of was the box where users select which areas they wanted to search. First I went into plug-ins and turned off the things I didn't want included...
Go to Extensions > Plugin Manager, filter on "search", unpublish "Search Categories", "Search Contacts", "Search Newsfeeds" etc.

To get rid of the areas box altogether...
Go to Components > Search and go into Options. Set Use Search Areas to No.

Getting rid of the category in the results was a bit trickier. I delved into the Joomla code, but there's no option there to exclude it, so the best you can do is add some CSS to your template. This does the trick...

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