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January 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm #265531Ken
Hi, I recently purchased the Ajax Search Pro from codecanyon and I was wondering how do you change the currently default search bar with this plugin version?
thanks 🙂January 18, 2017 at 5:23 pm #265582LeoStaffCustomer Support
Have you tried the method suggest by them? https://wpdreams.gitbooks.io/ajax-search-pro-documentation/content/general_settings/replacing_the_default_theme_search_bar.html
Let me know.February 1, 2019 at 7:14 pm #799240Paul
I can confirm that it does not work.
Digging deeper it seems like it’s an easy developer (GP) fix.
Here’s the documentation.
Not sure where in the GP theme this corresponding section isFebruary 2, 2019 at 8:14 am #799645TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperFebruary 2, 2019 at 10:25 am #799721Paul
Ajax Search Pro is supposed to be able to replace the default search (so the one you see in the title bar). They say that it works with 95% of themes. For ones it does not, it’s a question of inserting their php code at the right place.
I also found that GP does not work with their plugin when their shortcode is inserted in the menu. It is supposed to. It does work in the main content area. I am going to test the hooks and customer headers today.February 2, 2019 at 7:21 pm #799946TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
How are you inserting it into the menu?
The Navigation Search option in GP will likely take some filtering in order to make it work – is that where you’re wanting it? It should be possible.
The regular search widget that comes with WP should work with it.February 2, 2019 at 7:31 pm #799951Paul
I was able to install the search function below the header using the elements function. http://www.sandandsteelfitness.com. I couldn’t figure out how to resolve the conflict you mentioned above.February 3, 2019 at 9:02 am #800304TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperFebruary 3, 2019 at 9:11 am #800309Paul
I was able to find a work around by placing the shortcode into one of the GP Hooks. This took about 2 hours of experimentation.
It would have looked much more professional and easier… if the “replace default” search would have worked out of the box (it’s an option Ajax Search Pro). You did such a nice job in making the search function looks professional … it’s a shame I have to hide it 🙂
If you need a copy of the plugin to test or access to our staging site let me know.February 3, 2019 at 9:17 am #800314TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Just to confirm, you were trying to implement it with our Navigation Search option?
It’s likely possible to implement, but it might be a little tricky to design so it fits with the navigation.
I like what you did there – easy for the visitor to see and use 🙂February 3, 2019 at 9:22 am #800320Paul
As far as I know, clicking on the magnifying glass would open a drop navigation search. Most likely we would need to move the search icon to the left so that the new search can fill the page.
I did see it in action because they have a minimal theme which only has a magnifying glass. So it should work, but it may require some design work (like you said) because the magnifying glass is in the menu.
At least we created a thread here for future users to see that Ajax Search will work with GP in the header pane. And now they have a model to copy 🙂February 3, 2019 at 6:26 pm #800560TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperFebruary 3, 2019 at 6:42 pm #800565Paul
Since this is a public thread… send me a contact request at:
and I’ll setup your account on our staging site.
-PaulFebruary 4, 2019 at 6:08 am #800898DavidStaffCustomer Support
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