I have a custom theme I created myself. I currently have a search.php template file.
I downloaded the plugin, and copied the better-search-template.php into my theme folder.
I tried my search, and saw no difference.
I then, renamed my search.php to search.php.out. The only difference I saw was that WP used I think the index.php template to generate the search results. I saw no difference in my search results.
I then tried copying the relevant code from the better-search-template.php into my search.php file and renamed back to search.php.
I got function not defined errors (like "...clean_terms", etc.). I believe the plugin's code is not being loaded.
What am I doing wrong?
I thought maybe if I put the heat map widget into a sidebar, that would force the plugin code to be loaded, but I do not want to do that. I may try it though, just to see what happens, but thought I'd ask here first.