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Hints to get LiveSearch working in MU? (7 posts)

  1. jaseone
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Can anyone give me some hints on the sort of things that are needed to get LiveSearch working in Wordpress MU? I see they did it on but I'm yet to get used to the quirks of MU so haven't worked it out myself yet, I think if I had some hints on this one I should be able to work out how to get other plugins working as well.

  2. jacobpellegren
    Posted 16 years ago #

    LiveSearch in WP MU,

    First download the package available via Fernando Graphicos:

    Follow the instructions ( put livesearch.php in your wp-inst folder )

    Next you need add a line to the .htaccess folder in your wordpress directory to:

    RewriteRule ^livesearch.php /wp-inst/livesearch.php [L]

    And that should do it. Good Luck!

  3. jacobpellegren
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Correction the rewrite rule should go as follows:

    RewriteRule ^livesearch.php$ /wp-inst/livesearch.php [L]

    Worked fine on the front page, but when you viewed categories it wouldn't work. But this fixes that.

  4. jacobpellegren
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Final correction:

    Unfortunately Fernando's script has a "static" embeded address for the URI to search, so in your livesearch.js file, if you use "" it will only work via "". I think it just needs to a relative URI variable set, then you'd truly be golden.

    Give it a go a

  5. laurenceo
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I recently installed the K2 theme ( and the livesearch feature appears to be working on my MU install (

    One tip if you go this route: After you enable livesearch, clear your browser's cache before reloading your test pages.

  6. ruigato
    Posted 15 years ago #

    i cant seem to get search working on the k2 theme, it wont work for both livesearch or regular search, if i activate liveseach the ajax dont work, with the regular search it search in the main blog (i have mu installed in directories not subdomains)

    cant find a solution, can someone help?


  7. Ovidiu
    Posted 15 years ago #

    try this:

    it claims to add live search to the default search form...

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