December 14, 2010 at 3:04 pm #2385
I was wondering if there is a way to allow customers to search for products? The standard wordpress search doesn’t go there.
-MaryDecember 15, 2010 at 3:00 am #27424
I am actually in the process of adding a search option. I should have something ready for you in a few days.December 15, 2010 at 7:11 pm #27425
Holy cow, Amin007, you are the best! Really! I mean, I’m moving my shop over from the Wp e-Commerce plugin beca I was havig so much trouble with it and you guys have all been great, and very patient – especially with my ‘duh’ questions. Thank you so much!December 16, 2010 at 3:05 am #27426
Download the new version of extra eStore shortcodes plugin from here:
Then use the following shortcode on a post or page which will allow your customers to search your products database:
[wp_eStore_product_search]December 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm #27427
Thank you so much! I’ll give it a try!March 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm #27428tryt53Member
You are doing a great job with this product. I have a question about the [wp_eStore_product_search]. When I add it to the page, it returns the name and price, but there is no way to open the product, or position to the product.
For example, if I search for an item I have for sale on the same page or another page of products, the name and price are returned but there is no way to get to the product or add it to the cart whithout paging through the pages to find it. Is there something I can set that will allow a returned search to take them to the item when when they click on it?
ThanksMarch 3, 2011 at 11:34 pm #27429wpCommerceModerator
If you specify a product page URL for each product the search result will also show the links to their respective product pages where you can display product info, add to cart button etc.March 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm #27430
I would love to add the Search box to the sidebar with the results in the main page. Is there a way to do this?
thanks!March 15, 2011 at 1:09 am #27431
That model is slightly complex as you need a search box which is separate from the search result but it is doable. I will see if I can add a shortcode pair for this.April 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm #27432
Amin, For the Product Search, it doesn’t seem to search anything other than the title of the product. It would be great if it could also search the description as I have over 4000 products!
Is there anyway to do that quickly?
thanksMay 1, 2011 at 12:32 am #27433
I made it so the search will search the description fields too. You can get a new build of the extra shortcode plugin from here:May 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm #27434
Thank you for such great service!June 8, 2011 at 8:28 am #27435lovinwordpressMember
Hello again, great work all of you. In fact I’ve been looking for a more detailed search engine, one with custom fields that will help the user more by getting what they want by allowing them to be more specific.
I have been trying out WP Custom Fields and I think I’m almost there. This is useful for an online store that has a blog as well and this search helps with posts and pages.
However I can’t seem to get it to search within the store products as I have inputted my products based on wp estore’s categories and not wordpress’ categories.
Based on their notes I think it can be done but I just can’t figure out the database field that can make the search engine search within wp estore’s categories.
Maybe someone can help with it as I’m not very good with code, here’s the link:
The most ideal search engine for both wordpress and wp estore right now would be one that incorporates both worlds. Being able to search within a blog AND the store AND provides customised fields to help the user get what they want faster than ever.June 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm #27436lovinwordpressMember
Ok, just finished trying out what I really want and probably have settled with using 2 search forms. I can place a forum search for the forum in the sidebar and another search bar for the products.
But would need a search bar in the sidebar for that and have the results turn up in the main body of the page.
Someone else wanted that feature too, so I’m seconding that!>
thank you.July 2, 2011 at 11:22 pm #27437mikieMember
I really need thisnew product search, thanks for doing it. Unfortunately, I just downloaded the extra short code plugin. I had to zip it then install from inside the theme. I don’t see the new shortcodes showing up in the popup dialog when clicking on the shopping cart icon in the visual editor. Have I done something wrong? Thanks.
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