Search Module

Introduction

The search module provides a search function throughout your entire app, users can find content using key phrases, you can customize the searchability of content on your app and create filters to categorize your content.

Installation

You can install this module in your app in the following places:

  • App's Home Menu ✓
  • App's Side Menu ✓

You can find the search module in the Essentials category.

Drag and drop the module into your home or side menu to install it.

Duplicability

This module can be duplicated in several sections in your app ✓

Main Features

The Search module comprises 4 features, set as default.

1.) Search

A powerful search function that can navigate all over your app, using ElasticSearch, and shows results instantly.

2.) Advanced Search

A feature to add additional search filters, customized based on which content you want your users to find.

3.) Keyword Search

Allows users to search through your app using key phrases.

Configuration

1.) Once you installed the module, by dragging and dropping it in the home or side menu, hit the gear icon to configure the settings of the module.

2.) Here you can rename the module and choose an Android and an iOS icon for it.

3.) Here you can change the background image displayed when you open the search module.

Which looks something like this:

4.) Next, you can choose the button icon and the icon and button color.

As shown below:

5.) Enter the title and the description of the search page.

Which will be displayed as follows:

6.) You can enable text search, which will allow users to search the entire app using a certain key phrase, you can also assign the search to function using a certain criterion (Area, Country, Product)

7.) Here, you can select where your keyword will be searchable in your app.

8.) Next, you can add a Filter search option which will be displayed when users search by the criteria that you set in step 6, click set up.

9.) You will be prompted with a screen where you can include up to three filters, you can name the filter, and enter the content of each filter.

Now, when the user searches by the criteria that you specified in step 6 (Search By Country), the options that you entered in the filter will be displayed as follows.

10.) After you're done, don't forget to tick the filter and click save.

11.) Now you can include any content (channel, product, booking, event, group, queue, bot, marker) in your app to come up under the specific criteria that you set, for example, you can create a channel and hover over it and click the edit button.

You can choose the option that this channel will be displayed in the search results, when the user clicks on it, for example, if you select Canada, then this channel will be displayed when the user searches by country and then selects the option Canada.

12.) Don't forget to click save after you finish.

13.) You have the option to include ads in your app, through the Google AdMob Module.

Note that you have to install Google AdMob Module first.

When you enable ads, you can specify the number of posts after which an ad will appear, note that the minimum number of posts after which an ad will appear is five.


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