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Ajaxy Live Search


  • This plugin is a an ajax live search that uses the same theme as facebook search, it uses ajax and jQuery to get results from wordpress.

  • 4 themes have been added one light and one dark to fit most blogs need and i am also available to customise each theme to suit your blog.

  • this plugin can search categories, post tags, post types, taxonomies and supports woocommerce products search and more to go.

  • This plugin was a scratch when i created it, Now it is competing with the best wordpress live search plugins out there, it is now supporting all customisation offered by the best live search plugins for wordpress.


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  1. Go to plugin, click add new and search for ajax live search, Alternatively you can upload ajaxy-search-form folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


-Styles are broken?

Each theme has its own styles and might conflict with the search form styles.

  • jQuery is undefined?

i have seen a lot of blogs that are having this issue, the problem relies when you include jQuery more than once in your blog file, please note the ajax live search doesn’t include custom jQuery, it uses wordpress built in jQuery script, so make sure there are no other plugins injecting another jQuery version into the HTML.


issue with textdomain

Getting while trying to translate with Codestyling Localization

Error: The actual loaded translation content does not match the textdomain: ajaxy-sf
Expect, that any text you translate will not occure as long as the textdomain is mismatching!
This is a coding issue at the source files you try to translate, please contact the original Author and explain this mismatch.

Love this plugin but 1 MAJOR PROBLEM

This plugin is IMPOSSIBLE to use when debug is on unless you want 3-4 inches of error messages on your screen because a function in this plugin was deprecated a few months ago. I have the fix but the author does not respond which really sucks because implementing the fix would take a minute. Hope he adds fix.


Line 6 should be

parent::__construct( false, $name = ‘Ajaxy live search’ );

Will put 5 star when author fixes.

The fastest!

This is the fastest live search I’ve tried on and very helpful with its search results templates customizable for each post type.
Great plug-in – thanks!

Great plugin for a small site, Horrible support

You got a great plugin for a small site, the way it looks, how it functions, however, you give a horrible support 0%
I asked a few things here and on your site, but you were no where to be found, if you chose not to give people support i chose to give you a 1 star, but that’s not the only reason, your search doesn’t include MEMBERS, which makes it POINTLESS and out of touch, i think the plugin should be either 100% free or 100% for money, but you’ve done what we all hate, you made a nice plugin up until 70% and left the most important things to charge people for, that’s pretty lame.

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minor fixes and upgrades


minor fixes and upgrades, a new Light Theme added


minor fixes and upgrades


minor fixes and upgrades


minor fixes and upgrades


Code enhancemend, backend enhancments, speed, more quality code and much more
Quick View of New Features:
    WooCommerce search
    Author Search
    Taxonomy Search
    Right to Left Languages Support for arabic and farsi
    Localization Support
    Shortcode Generator
    Enhanced Search and code
    Custom Fields Template tags are added


New Features:

Shortcode [ajaxy-live-search] added with parameters:
    label // search label
    expand // expand input field on click
    width // input field width
    border // input field border
    credits // whether to show or hide author credits
    show_category // whether to show or hide category results in search box
    show_post_category // whether to show or hide post_category results in search box
    post_types // limit search to post_types ( comma seperated list of post_type names)
    searchUrl // customize the search url, (%s will be replaced with the search value)
    delay // delay time before searching
    iwidth // input width or the width of the input field
    width // width of the search results field
    ajaxUrl // ajax url to call plugin functions

multiple shortcodes can be inserted on same page



Support for wordpress > 3.5, remove filter option to get_search_form is added


blank theme added


fix for WPML exclude results


fix for WPML sorting results


add dismiss option to remove promotion message from admin backend


  • strip shortcodes
  • reset settings
  • errors and warning removal
  • fix for search content
  • fix for excluding pages
  • new filters and actions added


Adding support for ajaxy search tracker to track search keywords


  • bug fixes


  • fix for content search


  • specify the id of existing search box and ajaxy with implement the search there.
  • fixed custom scrollbars.
  • hide on page resize.
  • qtranslate with Live Search.


  • display posts results under category, example if you search for category “cat”, all posts under this category will be shown under “cat” section, to enable this search mode, go to templates, edit the category template and set “Show “Posts under Category” to show.
  • added scrollbars for more results and less size.


  • Basic support for WPML plugin
  • Fixed Excluding show posts under each template to show all posts
  • Fixed javascript bug that conflicts with other themes scripts


  • Fixed search url for latin characters


  • Fixed invalid url when clicking enter in the search form input box


  • Added the ability customise the “see more results” box and to change the search url
  • Added the ability to sort out the results returned in the frontend


  • Added the ability to remove specific categories/post types from the search


  • fixed carriage return “on click”


  • fixed styles for twentyeleven theme


  • Added themes support
  • Added widget box
  • Added results box settings to be independent from the search form settings
  • Multiple search forms can work on the same page
  • Added cropping to images + fetching image from within content if there is no featured image
  • Added a preview page so that the settings can be viewed on the admin page
  • Used wordpress default list table for a better usability


  • fixed taxonomy search to return result for same taxonomy


  • Added Search post tags and custom taxonomy


  • fixed some bugs with css to be compatible with all blogs


  • fixed some bugs with css
  • fixed some bugs with the script (show more button)


  • First version. Basic stable version.
  1. Search categories
  2. Search custom post types
  3. Templates customisable from backend