LSX Search Extension

Download

You can download the Search Extension Plugin from:

  1. You can download this extension directly off our website at – https://www.lsdev.biz/product/lsx-search/

Install

  1. The LSX Search Plugin is available on wordpress.org here.
  • Head over to the plugin page on WP.org and download the plugin.
  • Head to your Dashboard
  • Hover over the “Appearance” menu item
  • Select “Plugins” from the sub-item menu
  • Select the “Add new” button at the top of the page
  • Select the “Upload Plugin” option in the top right corner of the page
  • Select the “Choose file” option and select the zip folder from its saved location on your computer
  • Select the “Install Now” option
  • Once installation is complete, select “Active”

General Search Settings

LSX Search Integrates with the core WordPress search functionality. This allows you to choose the post types (eg: posts, pages, Woocommerce products etc)  you wish to display in a users search results.

  • From your WordPress Dashboard, find the “Appearance” menu item and hover over it.
  • A sub-menu will appear, select “Theme Options”.
  • You will land on the theme options “General” Tab.
  • In this tab you will notice a new menu item called “search”, select this item.
  • Here you will see the “Post Types” option with a list of your current post types.
  • Check the boxes for the post types you wish to include in the search results.

Search Filter Settings

Remember to set up your filters in FacetWP before proceeding! If you are new to FacetWP and need to get it set up, follow this link – https://facetwp.com/

LSX Search Integrates directly with FacetWP to allow you to easily add filters to your search results and post type archive pages.

  • From your WordPress Dashboard, find the “Appearance” menu item and hover over it.
  • A sub-menu will appear, select “Theme Options”.
  • You will land on the theme options “General” Tab. Select the “Display” tab next to it.
  • In the DIsplay tab you will notice a new menu item called “search”, select this item.
  • Here you can  configure the filters for your post types

Search Results Filter

The first set of options allows you to configure the filters which display on the search results page.

Please review the following options available –

Enable Search – This adds the facet shortcodes to the search results template, allowing your facets to display on the search results page.

Enable Post Type Label – This enables the post type label from entries on search results page. This is helpful if you are displaying multiple post types and wish to display the related post type name on each search result.

Columns Layout – Choose the column layout for the filters display. There are a range of options from setting the content on the right or left, or just following the theme layout.

Per Page – Disable Per Page

Sorting – Allows you to adjust your sorting options

Display Result Count – Check if you wish to display the number of search results

Alphabetical Facet – Choose an alphabetical facet for display is one is set

Facets – Check the boxes for the facets you wish to display on the search results

Woocommerce Archive Filters

If you have Woocommerce enabled and setup, you can easily add your Facetwp product filters to your Woocommerce product archive pages.

Please review the following options available –

Enable Filtering – Enable this to allow the facets to display on the Woocommerce product archives.

Columns Layout – Choose the column layout for the filters display. There are a range of options from setting the content on the right or left, or just following the theme layout.

Per Page – Disable Per Page

Sorting – Allows you to adjust your sorting options

Display Result Count – Check if you wish to display the number of search results

Alphabetical Facet – Choose an alphabetical facet for display is one is set

Facets – Check the boxes for the facets you wish to display on the search results