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Find Pages and Posts Instantly with the Header Live Search Feature

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Live Search on your website is an underappreciated usability function. It helps your visitors quickly access the desired content by giving results based on the input keyword and each letter typed into the form. With Newspaper Theme 9.5, you get access to a brand new shortcode: the Header Live Search. Add it straight into your header and give the audience a way to access different pages of your site.

Header Live Search

What do you do with the Header Live Search feature?

The Website Manager is one of the core features of the 9.5 update of Newspaper Theme. With it, you can build and customize a website’s header from the ground up. Our team has created a series of shortcodes to accompany it. They give you the elements necessary for a fantastic layout.

Once you add the Header Live Search into the header, you give the audience the content they are searching for instantly. It pulls up articles, posts, pages relevant to the keyword helping them access it faster than ever before.

There’s a lot more to do with the Live Search:

  • Each result displayed to your readers can be customized from adding padding to the meta info to resizing the featured image for the page.
  • Create a search form that fits in with your site’s appearance (give it a background color, add a placeholder text, and many more.)
  • Add a hover animation over the results such as a shadow display or even a movement one.

Let’s dive right in and explore each possibility in detail!

Create the Header Live Search

Import a Header Template straight from the tagDiv Cloud Library. Now, whether you’ve chosen to import a Template or create one from the ground up, don’t forget to customize them to fit in with the rest of your website. Keep the look uniform throughout the design process.

To start customizing the Header Live Search shortcode, find it in the tagDiv Composer and drag it into your Header if you haven’t done so already. Now click on it to open the settings tab. In the General Settings section, you can choose the icon that appears for the button. We advise using a magnifying glass as it is easily identifiable by the audience.

Click on the Show Search Form option to see how your Search Form looks. Adjust the Search Form width, the padding, border and its alignment for starters. You can also choose a text placeholder which appears in the form and then disappear as the user starts typing. Add margins, padding and type the text that appears on the button.

Customize the Header Live Search

In the Results Module settings, you can find options for how the results are displayed within the search form Box. The Modules per row lets you show multiple posts on a single row. This works well in case you want the Posts Limit to be a higher number. Add a hover animation for your modules in the Hover Effect drop-down menu.

The Meta info has many customization options: choose the padding, margins, hide or show different parts of it such as the Category, Author, Button, Date, Comment, and many more. Mix and match to see which works best for the vision you have in mind.

The Style settings are divided into different zones:

  • The first section is the Search Icon. Choose the color of the icon, and if there’s text that accompanies it, you can choose the font and color of it, too.
  • Search Form is next, pick the background color, the arrow color, the border’s color if you have a border. There are also input and button options.
  • ‘The View All Results’ is at the bottom of your form. This section can also be customized in the Style settings of the Search Results Box.
  • The Search Results Module deals with all the fonts, shadows, colors of the Meta info and everything contained within the displayed results box.

With Newspaper Theme, you’ve got virtually unlimited options available to you. Test out designs to find the one that works best with the rest of your website.

Conclusions

Use the Header Live Search to display search results in real time to the audience. This helps them find what they are looking for faster and thereby creating a good user experience. Design and customize the element to fit in perfectly with the rest of your content and website. Display as many search results as you want and adjust their size accordingly. Get creative with Newspaper Theme!

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194 COMMENTS

    • Hi,

      Please note that the speed of your website depends on how well your site is optimized. First of all, you will need to check the image size and try to optimize them if you want to bring good theme results. Also, note that we have a speed optimization tutorial but this is addressed only to advanced users. So, if you follow the steps which are presented in this tutorial here -> https://tagdiv.com/how-to-increase-page-loading-speed/

      Hope this helps!

      Thank you for your understanding!

    • Hi,

      Unfortunately, the theme does not have any such an option that allows you to set the general theme font from one single place, sorry! You will need to check the settings for each element you use on the frontend.

      Thank you!

    • Hi Umar! Thank you for reaching out to us. Can you please include this information into a new email at contact@tagdiv.com or open a new topic on forum.tagdiv.com? Unfortunately, this is not the best area to get technical help, as it’s not assigned to the Customer Support Center. Thank you for understanding!

    • Hi,

      The theme can be easily customized if you will use the TD Composer and Cloud Library functionality. We do not recommend to alter the plugins through the code because you can break the functionality. Another alternative would be to use the child theme and add there which files you want to overwrite. Further, if you need more technical assistance, please open a new topic at our support forum from here -> https://forum.tagdiv.com/forum/newspaper/ and our experts are ready to assist you.

      Thank you!
      Best regards!

  1. Hi all, My site https://topreview.vn using the latest Newspaper X theme.
    Ihave turn off 80×60 thumb size for several month. Now i know that using for live search (Quick Ajax search item hint)
    Please tell me how to custom that size? Want change it to the recent exits size 100×70.
    The theme default generator too many thumb size, so i must turn they off any size as i can to reduce space and number of files.

    Thanks you
    Nim

    • Hi! Thank you for your given interest. When you buy one theme license you will have it for a lifetime, with free lifetime updates. A single license can be used on one domain, according to the Envato policy from here – https://themeforest.net/licenses/standard. If you have more pre-sale questions, please drop them via email at contact@tagdiv.com and we’ll be happy to answer them. Thank you. Have a lovely day!

    • Hi,

      Thank you for your kind thoughts and words! We are delighted to discover that our work it’s appreciated the way you do. We truly value your feedback!

      All the best!

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your message! Please note that choosing the Newspaper theme is a good idea for your project. This is a powerful WordPress theme that offers a lot of functionalities. Also, it’s SEO friendly and it can be easily customized with SEO Yoast plugin.

      All the best!

  2. Hello, I am using newspaper theme for my website “allbeginners” but I am facing some issue with mobile. It is not responsive in mobile but in tablet and desktop working good.

    And thanks for sharing Header Live Search feature with us. 🙂

    • Hi,

      Please note that the speed of your website depends on how well your site is optimized. First of all, you will need to check the image size and try to optimize them if you want to bring good theme results. Also, note that we have a speed optimization tutorial but this is addressed only to advanced users. So, if you follow the steps which are presented in this tutorial here -> https://tagdiv.com/how-to-increase-page-loading-speed/ If you need technical assistance, you can always ask our support team to help you. Furthermore, if you need custom functionality, we have a team assigned of web developers and web designers that can help you reach your goals (https://tagdiv.com/premium-customization-services/).

      All the best!

      All the best!

  3. Usually I never comment on blogs but your post is so convincing and I cant stop myself to say something about it. You are doing a great job, Keep it up, very helpful and informative post..

    • Hi,

      Thank you for such great words! You have made our day 🙂 One of our main goals is to please every customer!

      All the best!