Objectives: to create a safe and improved search based on the existing
search function of the zen cart.
1. Can be installed on Zen Cart 1.3.8a. and future version if possible,(i.e.: avoid overiding existing php files as much as possible)
2. Configuration parameters settings:
a. time limit set: (in seconds) between searches by one session.
b. Image verification restriction : turn on / off (to stop automatic searches by malicious scripts)
c. Disable/enable current search function on the zen cart.
d. search methods: (the current default search method setting:
and / or parameters set in Configuration)
additional settings needed for:
whole phrase,individual words(and / or) , with and/or without Vietnamese extra characters (function to strip Vietnamese extra characters): parameters settins can be done such as:
whole phase search: enable/disable.
whole phase search priority and display: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc...
individual words search: enable/ disable (current default search method
build in Zen cart)
individual words search Priority and Display: 1, 2, 3, etc...
turn on : and / or search options for Individual words search (currently available in config setting area) should be incoprated into the search mod settings:
e. Results display sorting:
what is the curent default sort of search results? I think is the search relevancy.
Ability to change the sort: new to old, old to new, relevancy.etc..
Existing Sort: name, model, price.
3. Visual Elements:
a. show the serch advanced interface (like the one you will see when you click on Advanced Search link) on top of search results page.
(same page) with the search terms shown on the search box.
b. show search box with category drop down list, Force Customers to choose Major Categories before search=> ability to allow search all: on / off setting on the configuration( I want this search box with category drop down and search botton on one row and placed on all pages except the check out page, right bellow the header. In the middle.
4. Show Recent Searches (like [url removed, login to view]) on a side box/ or Advanced Search Page/ or under basket page/ or on the bottom of item detail page (based on session cookies)