Home Home Search Settings How does ListingPro Search works

In this article I will highlight all options of ListingPro Search Settings and how it works:

  1. Hide/Show What Field
  2. Search Mode
  3. Default Search By
  4. Hide/Show Location Field
  5. Pre-populated location in homepage search
  6. Enable typing in homepage location search field
  7. Enable typing in inner pages location search field
  8. Select Location Search Type
  9. Exclude Listing Title From Suggestions in Search
  10. Circled Icon

Hide/Show What Field

This option is used to hide or show the What field from the Homepage.

Search Mode

ListingPro search system mainly works with 2 type of search modes.
1) Exact Match
2) Random Match

 

 

 

 

 

Based on the Exact match or Random match search results will be displayed in 4 combinations.

Position-1: Search Term in Tags
Position-2: Search Term in Categories
Position-3: Search Term in Exact Category Name
Position-4: Search Term in Listing Title

1) Exact Match

It’s a default setting set by the theme. So based on the default search settings in Theme Options > Search Settings page (Search Mode: Exact Match, Default Search By:Title) if you type any term in the What field then results will be displayed exactly starting with the exact search term by following the rules of WordPress Default Search Engine.

An example is given below:

N.B: In the following example I’ve used “Auto” as a search term in What box.
NOTE: Search keyword must be the starting word of any listing title/tag/category/keyword in your theme. Otherwise, it will not appear in the search results. Because the search system will always search for the starting exact matched word in your theme

In the above screenshot, there are 4 different types of search results has been appeared.

Position-1: Search Term in Tags

Position-2: Search Term in Categories

Position-3: Search Term in Exact Category Name

Position-4: Search Term in Listing Title

2) Random Match

Based on your custom search settings in Theme Options > Search Settings page (Search Mode: Random, Default Search By: Title or Title/Keyword) if you type anything in the What field then results will be displayed randomly with suggestions as per the rules of custom search configurations.

An example is given below:

N.B: In the following example I’ve used “Auto” as a search term in What box.

In the above screenshot, there are 4 different types of random search results has been appeared.

Position-1: Search Term in Tags

Position-2: Search Term in Categories

Position-3: Search Term in Exact Category Name

Position-4: Search Term in Listing Title

Default Search By

Under this setting, there are two options available. 1) Title 2) Keyword/Tag. You can choose Title or Keyword/Tag as a default search handler.

Hide/Show Location Field

This option is used to hide or show the Location field from the Homepage.

Pre-Populated location in homepage search

Pre-populated location in homepage search (Yes)

This option is used to automatically populate your current city inside of the Where box. If you set Yes then your current city name will be automatically populated based on the device IP. Google auto location target icon will be invisible.

Pre-populated location in homepage search (No)

If you select No then you have to click on the circled target icon to generate your current city name based on your device IP.

Enable typing in homepage location search field

This option is applicable only for the homepage. If you want to enable typing (location name search by manually typing the location name) in the location then click On. If you click Off then location search by typing will be disabled in the frontend.

Enable typing in inner pages location search field

This option is applicable for all other inner pages instead of the homepage. If you want to enable typing (location name search by manually typing the location name) in the location then click On. If you want to disable then click Off and location search by typing will be disabled in the frontend for all inner pages.

Select Location Search Type

In ListinPro Admin can manually add location from the backend or Admin can use Google Auto Location for managing locations. You can define which one will be used for the location search system.

Location by Admin Only

If Admin added any location name manually in the backend and if this option turned on then only manually added location list will be displayed inside of the dropdown of Where field.

Auto Locations by Google

This option is used to display Google Auto Locations. If this option selected then only Google Auto Location list with suggestions will be displayed instead of manual locations inside of the dropdown of Where field.

Exclude Listing Title From Suggestions in Search

This option is used to exclude Listing Title in the search results. If this option turned on search suggestions will be appeared except Listing title.

Circled Target Icon

Circled Target icon is used for auto-populating city name. Once clicked city name will be auto-populated based on your device IP address, whether you have added the city in the system or not. If there was no listing added to the auto selected City then the search result will be empty.

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