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Joomla Search - Add Highlighted Search Terms to Search Results

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Hi team,

I found this blog here,


Super helpful, but I cannot add highlighted search term to Joomla Search.

I have tried to add,

<span class="highlight">Joomla</span>

To my template.css file by going to Extensions > Template Manager > My Template > css > template.css

But the highlighted search terms still do not work.

The rest of that blog was so helpful but really need this feature to work.

Can you please offer some insights or additional steps to try?


5 Answers

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
In Helix Ultimate you can use below example code (where? Read in Helix Manual)

.highlight {background: yellow; padding:0 4px;}


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Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
first, be smart and NEVER edit template core files, you have to use custom.css file instead. More in Helix Documentation.

second, about what helix we are talking about? helix3 or Helix Ultimate.
Mentioned blog post (mine) was written 4 years ago.


More than a month ago #Permalink
Thank you for your reply.

I'm sorry I wasn't clear. The search results have highlight search terms, but I actually need the articles itself to have highlighted search terms once clicked on the search results.

This way, once my users click on a search result title, the article that opens will have highlighted search terms as well.

I am using Helix Ultimate.

Any insights you can provide would be greatly appreciate.


Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
It requests PHP customization probably, sorry I cannot help.

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