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    Instant Search box feature

    Not sure if this had been brought up, I did a search for it and none found.

    Basically this would be similar to how the latest Google Search box instantly displays the results, only in CP's case, it would display existing ads or Ad-Tags as a drop-down list on the go.

    Pros: Would allow the user a faster search results based on the first couple of characters they enter, if the ad exists, then its right at their finger tip, if not, then the search box field will halt at the last character that doesn't match any existing results.

    Cons: Not sure if this will slow down the server given it's an instant search being deployed hence fetching input from the DB on the fly, a workaround would be to entice the user to choose a Global category first then type in the search keywords, allowing a less heavy load on the DB fetch.

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    i guess you are talking about google new ajax based search option.. when we start typing it starts search and showing the results...

    hum... its not possible for classipress or its gona be too much complicated ...

    However... you can try this tutorial for v3.0.4 - when user start type it will auto suggest based on ad tittle, category name & city name

    http://appthemes.com/forum/showthrea...-bar-for-v3.04

    on new versions 3.0.5.x its by default but suggest only tags .

    Thanks.

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    Hi

    if u don't mind using plugins then I think it's the best plugin for what u need :

    Dave's WordPress Live Search

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    Cool

    Oh my fotgot to say this one is very useful and classy !
    Search Light

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    @ahikmahin and @pinocchio: Thank you very much for these references, its definately an ad-on worth implementing, whether Appthemes decides to integrate or not, although I thought I saw a "loading icon" show up as soon as I started typing in the Search box using the 3.5.2 version, maybe it was meant for that purpose?
    Either way, thank you again for pointing out the links.

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