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Powerful modules to search within a list of categories!

SP Search In Categories is a powerful module to search within a list of categories.

"It shows a Search Box associated with a list of categories. The list of categories can be used to restrict the search query or to show a category selection."

In a nutshell

Two modes are available, Search in Categories for SobiPro (submits the query to SobiPro) and Search in Categories for Joomla-SobiPro (submits the query to Joomla general search, requires our Search Plugin to be activated).

The modes allow to search in Categories, and navigate within a specific category.

  • Search into Categories
  • Chained Select of Categories
  • N-Level of Categories support
  • Support for SobiPro or Joomla Search Mode.
  • Support for Empty Search (no keywords) in SobiPro or Joomla mode, filtered by category.
  • Auto-complete (auto-suggest).

*** Search Mode ***

It has two modes of operation:

  • SobiPro Native Search, it submits the query to SobiPro.
  • Joomla Search, It submits the query to Joomla general search.

*** About Empty Search Mode ***

The Empty Search allows to return results even when there's no keywords, filtering only with the remaining fields. NOW, it works for Joomla and SobiPro Search Mode.

*** Configuration ***

These are the parameters of the module:

Show List
Box Width
Box Text
Search Button
Search Button Image
Button Text
OpenSearch autodiscovery
OpenSearch title
Menu (Itemid)
Hide #searchForm
  • Check the full list in the images.


  • SobiPro 1.1 (recommended), or superior / SobiPro 1.0.8 is supported in compatibility mode
  • Joomla 3 / Joomla 2.5, or superior
  • PHP 5.3, or superior
  • MySQL 5.5 (recommended), or superior

*** Version 5.5.0 - 19 August 2014

Feature: Install from Web and Live Update
Feature: Web Cron Job Task
Feature: ACL for Administrator and Manager roles
Enhancement: enforce Sql Big Selects
Enhancement: Temporary table rename
Enhancement: Conditional SP cache reset, after a full re-index
Enhancement: Stats array fix
FOF v2.3.1 (f0f) and new F0F Installer
Backbone JS v1.1.5, Font Awesome v4.1
Usability improvements and optimizations
Improved Help / New tutorials


Demo : demo.xtdir.com Support: extensions.joomla.org Documentation: www.extly.com

More Information

Version: 5.6.1 License: GPLv2 or later Type: Paid download Includes: Module Compatibility: 3