First, log in to your WordPress admin panel and head over to the Plugins section. Click on “Install” » “Upload” and select the downloaded zip-file to install.
After the installation was successful, you should see a new section labeled “Ajax Search Forms” in the navigation menu.
In order to add search forms, click on “Ajax Search Forms” » “Add New”. Enter the name of your search form and configure the form with the settings below.
Important note: the option “Post types” is mandatory as you select the post types to search from. Hold CTRL to select multiple post types.
The option “Output builder” is used to show the search results in the search box. Each word separated by a comma will be parsed and replaced by its content, for example:
Will show something like this:
Possible fields are: title, excerpt, image, categories, tags, price, post_meta::field_name
After you have configured all settings, click on “Publish” on the right side.
There are two ways of adding search forms to pages:
[ezas name="Form Name" /]
Where “Form Name” is the name of the search form you have added before.