The plugin offers AJAX powered real time search results for both your WordPress blog content as well Google Search. There are various configuration options and parameters allowing you to enable not only Google web search, but Google Blog search, Google Image search, and Google Video search.
Real Time Search: AJAX loads search results in real time.
Multiple Sources: Search your local WordPress site or the web at large.
Search Options: Even more search options with Blog, Video and Images.
Advanced usability: Script enhancements for intuitive navigation.
Once activated, the RokAjaxSearch configuration panel can be found under the link RokAjaxSearch Settings in the Plugins SubPanel.
This is a breakdown of all the configuration options of RokAjaxSearch:
Preset Themes: You can select between a Blue, Light or Dark theme for the search widget.
Load Custom CSS: The widget has inbuilt widget styling so set this to No if you wish for it to work standalone. As we override this file from the theme, you still need to set this to No for the styling to work.
Google API: In order to use the Google API functions (i.e. the ability to use Google search in your site for local and external searches), you must register your own API Key. Please see http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxsearch/signup.html.
Show Description: Set to yes to show a description with each search result.
Show Read More: Set whether the Read More link should be displayed.
Read More Label: Set your own customised Read More label.
Hide Divs: This option allows you to set which elements of your site you wish to be excluded from searching.
Display Content: Display search results using the content or the excerpt.
Order: Set the order of the search results. For example, if you set to Oldest First then the oldest item will be loaded in the search result. There are a variety of options to chose from.
Items Per Page: Set the number of search results per page.
Limit Items: Set the limit for the number of search results.
Google Web Search: When enabled, an option will appear in the widget to search Google Web Search. The API key needs to be correctly completed for this to work.
Google Blog Search: When enabled, an option will appear in the widget to search Google Blog Search. The API key needs to be correctly completed for this to work.
Google Image Search: When enabled, an option will appear in the widget to search Google Images Search. The API key needs to be correctly completed for this to work.
Google Video Search: When enabled, an option will appear in the widget to search Google Videos Search. The API key needs to be correctly completed for this to work.
Image Size to Search: Select the image search size preference for Google Search, either Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large.
Safe Search: Choose between the different Google preferences, either Strict, Moderate or Off.
Show Pagination: Add page numbering to the search results.
Show Category: Show the category name of the search result from within the WordPress installation.
Show Estimated: Show the estimated result for Google searches.
Include Link: Hyperlink the search result.