Reply To: automatic searching via link

#7873

Ernest Marcinko
Keymaster

Hi!

Well, that's not possible unless with some extra code. I've taken some time to experiment and came up with a possible solution.

This solution will basically target a specific group of links and perform a search based on the link text and scroll the screen to the search bar to be visible.

1. Custom Javascript code. Put this code to the footer of your theme footer.php file, just before the closing body tag:

<script>
jQuery(function($) {
  $('a.do_search').click(function(e){
    e.preventDefault();
    $('input.orig').val(jQuery(this).html());
    setTimeout(function(){
      $('input.orig').keyup();
    }, 300);
    $('body, html').animate({
        "scrollTop": $('input.orig').offset().top – 100
    }, {
        duration: 500
    });
  });
});
</script>

2. For links you want to trigger a search, add this class: “do_search”, like so: https://i.imgur.com/FrEw7QN.png

If the user clicks on this link a search will be performed and the screen scrolled to the search location.

Best,
Ernest Marcinko

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