i need a better search form, something that allows a website user to tick a few categories or multi select a few categories, type in some text and search. call it advanced search or refine your search. the left margin in http://www.laterooms.com/en/r21686_hotels-in-world.aspx is a great example of how i would like to offer a simple search ann an option to split some of my categories and offer an advanced search or filter option.
i would like the results to be displayed the way travel websites like http://www.expedia.com/ display hotels - with photos, post title, some description, and a few additional items in a pre-set format, such as price, etc.
which plugin(s) should i use ? can i get this done without too much of code changes ? i am using the Theme Arras Theme with WordPress 3.0.5.