XTDir SobiPro Extended Search Module v5.5.0

00-xtdir-extended-search-form-modulesShow your customized extended search form in any page!

"SobiPro has a Search Box and an Extended Search. To empower this feature, we publish a module to show this same search form in any page position"

In a nutshell

Two modules are available, Extended Search Module for SobiPro (submits the query to SobiPro) and Extended Search Module for Joomla-SobiPro (submits the query to Joomla general search, requires our Search Plugin to be activated).

The modules load the Extended Search Form and allows to display it in any page position.

  • Extended Search Form in any page position, with Multi-Level Category Filter
  • Support for SobiPro or Joomla Search Mode
  • Support for cookie form saving and autocomplete.
  • Support for Empty Search (no keywords), filtered by Category or Unrestricted.
  • Support for third-party radius search and maps.

Extended Search Module 19,99 € / 6-month Subscription
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XTDir, modules & plugins

XTDir for SobiPro 59.99 € Buy Now!
Promoted Entries 39.99 € Buy Now!
Categories of SobiPro 19.99 € Buy Now!
Extended Search 19.99 € Buy Now!
Search Plugin(+) Plus 14.99 € Buy Now!
Search Plugin 1-section Free Download
Entries Accordion 14.99 € Buy Now!
Faceted Search 19.99 € Buy Now!
GeoMap Search 19.99 € Buy Now!
Grid of Entries 14.99 € Buy Now!
My Entries 14.99 € Buy Now!
Smart Search plugin
Statistics for SobiPro 19.99 € Buy Now!
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Examples & Demos

Please, check it here in the demo site  http://demo.xtdir.com, where you can find the classic SobiPro business directory, with 2.000 more entries to fill the catalog.

Tutorial: XTDir for SobiPro - How to extend your directory

Chapter: Extended Search Modules

XTDir for SobiPro - How to extend your directory - Online Web Presentation

Adobe PDF | Adobe PDF PPTX

XTDir-How to extend your directory

Extended Search Module for SobiPro


Extended Search Module for SobiPro - Search Configuration


Extended Search Module for SobiPro - Basic Configuration


Extended Search Module for SobiPro - Advanced Configuration


Extended Search Module for Joomla-SobiPro


Extended Search Module for SobiPro - Search Configuration


Extended Search Module for Joomla-SobiPro - Basic Configuration


Extended Search Module for Joomla-SobiPro - Advanced Configuration


Extended Module integrated with Joomla Search

A Joomla search page with the extended search module on top to show all search option, and the list of associated results. The standard simple Joomla search form is hidden.


Customer Showcase

Extended Search with myjoom's Radius Search Application


Extended Search with CorShops's JMaps Google Mapping for SOBIPro and JMaps


Category Navigator

The search module customized to show only the 3-Level categories and two select inputs, and no search box (with Empty Search mode enabled).


Two-Column Extended Search Form



About Empty Search Mode

The Empty Search allows to return results even when there's no keywords, filtering only with the remaining fields.

  • SobiPro Search Mode with Category Filter
  • SobiPro Search Mode Unrestricted (*)
  • Joomla Search Mode: The Search Plugin+ (Plus) is required for Empty Search (no keywords) support.


These are the parameters of the module:

  • Section
  • Category List Mode: N-Level
  • Categories Order
  • Category List Filter
  • Box Width
  • Box Text
  • Search Button: No / Yes
  • Search Button Image: No/Yes
  • Button Text
  • OpenSearch autodiscovery: No/Yes
  • OpenSearch title
  • Menu
  • Allow Empty Search Box
  • Module Class Suffix
  • Caching
  • Cache Time
  • Autocomplete, It works only in the search box. It does not complete other fields, and only fills the field with information pulled from SobiPro.
  • Radius Search: Compatible with myjoom's Sobipro Radius Search Application
  •  100% jQuery (cleared of mootools dependencies)

Developed with FOF - Framework on Framework is a RAD framework for the Joomla! CMS.


  • SobiPro 1.1 (recommended), or superior / SobiPro 1.0.8 is supported in compatibility mode
  • Joomla 3 / Joomla 2.5, or superior
  • PHP 5.3, or superior
  • MySQL 5.5 (recommended), or superior


  • License: GNU General Public License v3.0
  • Usage license will never expire. You can use the software FOREVER.
  • Unlimited sites or domains.
  • During the subscription period, you can download new versions, with mayor features and minor fixes/enhancements, or request assistance in our ticketing system. Once the subscription is over, you can renew it, or create a new topic in the community forum.
  • You can use the software on ALL YOUR sites under the terms of GPLv3.
  • No part of our source code is encoded.

Change Log

Version 5.5.0 - 19th August 2014

  • Feature: Install from Web and Live Update
  • Feature: Web Cron Job Task
  • Feature: ACL for Administrator and Manager roles
  • Enhancement: enforce Sql Big Selects
  • Enhancement: Temporary table rename
  • Enhancement: Conditional SP cache reset, after a full re-index
  • Enhancement: Stats array fix
  • Bug: Fix on Search phrase BS radio buttons
  • FOF v2.3.1 (f0f) and new F0F Installer
  • Backbone JS v1.1.5, Font Awesome v4.1
  • Usability improvements and optimizations
  • Improved Help / New tutorials

Updates in 5.4.0 - 17 June 2014

  • Feature: Re-index with SP Cache Reset
  • Feature: Extended Search Module - no-phrase layout
  • Feature: Cache mode safeuri
  • Fix: J3/J25 getBody compatibility
  • Fix: TimePicker field support
  • Usability improvements
  • Improved Help / New tutorials
  • FOF v2.2.1, Backbone JS v1.1.5, Font Awesome v4.1

Updates in 5.3.0 - 17 March 2014

  • Feature: Category Labels for each List Level
  • Fix: Missing logger in search
  • Usability improvements
  • Improved Help / New tutorials

Updates in 5.2.0 - 17 February 2014

  • Feature: Optimizer - Better Minification (stage 3)
  • Feature: XTDIR_SELECT translation    
  • Feature: Control Panel Stats with addcslashes    
  • Update: 2014 Copyright notice
  • Update: Improved DbBroxy
  • Fix: Categories chained on dom ready
  • Fix: REPLACE INTO in field data
  • Fix: Cronjob Joomla v3 check
  • Fix: SP v1.1 counter compatibility
  • Improved Help / New tutorials

Updates in 5.1.0 - 9 January 2014

  • Feature: MyJoom Radius Search compatibility
  • Feature: Form Autosaving, option to disable it
  • Feature: Chained Categories Control, form reset support
  • NEW Optimizer - Javascript Loader (stage 2)
  • Fix: Hide Empty Categories, based on entries counter
  • Update on icons and style
  • Update FontAwesome v4.0.3
  • Update RequireJS 2.1.5
  • Update Underscore.js 1.5.0, and Backbone.js 1.0.0
  • Update FoF v2.1.1 - Framework on Framework
  • Usability improvements
  • Improved Help / New tutorials

Updates in 5.0.6 - 18 November 2013

  • Feature: XTDir Extended Search module, new no-search-phrase layout
  • Feature: XTDir Extended Search module, group-field classes
  • Updated: Compatibility review for Joomla 3.2 (Lib 2.1.2)
  • Updated: Libraries jQuery v1.10.2 / jQuery Migrate v1.2.1
  • Updated: Libraries Lo-Dash Underscore v2.2.1
  • Updated: Libraries RequireJS v2.1.9
  • Fix: JUri compatibility for Advanced Module Manager
  • Optimized: Javascript Loader (stage 1)
  • Usability improvements
  • Improved Help / New tutorials
  • Notices removed (statics)

Updates in 5.0.5 - 28 October 2013

  • Improvements for Empty Keyword Search in modules
  • Improvements for better Radius Search integration
  • Better support for multilingual SEF
  • Support for special characters urls
  • Improvements in Multi-Language Mode
  • Optimization & Caching improvements
  • Class xtd-disabled-typeahead to disable auto-complete
  • Update FontAwesome v4.0
  • Debugging improvements

Updates in 5.0.4 - 8 October 2013

  • Usability review & improvements, new menu/toolbar
  • Feature: Multiple Categories Search support
  • Feature: Date Field Support
  • Fix: SPBrowers SPCookie loader
  • Support for Joomla 3.2 Alpha2
  • Support for Framework on Framework RAD revC1A6D5A-1378494129 - 2013-09-06

Updates in 5.0.3 - 3 September 2013

  • Feature: 'debug' for javascripts
  • Feature: optimized javascript loading
  • Fix: Case migrated directory with new Category field
  • Fix: Class 'SPBrowser' not found
  • Fix: No search fields, plugin loads results

Updates in 5.0.2

  • Feature: Optimized Core Index
  • Feature: Improved SobiPro API initialization
  • Feature: Improved Multi-language support
  • Feature: Parameter Text Length Truncation
  • Feature: Search fields support for inbox-select and range
  • Feature: SobiPro Helper getUrl SEF improvement
  • Feature: Usability improvements & Feedback

Updates in 5.0.0

  • Full code review, re-organization under the new XTDir management

Updates in 3.9.0

  • Feature: Display all entries (*) on Empty Search
  • Feature: Default search query on Empty Search

Updates in 3.8.4

  • Minor fix: Strict notice removal

Updates in 3.8.3

  • Fix: Bug in 1-Level Select

Updates in 3.8.2

  • Minor usability fix.

Updates in 3.8.1

  • Minor usability fix.

Updates in 3.8.0

  • Feature: Support for Calendar field.

Updates in 3.7.1

  • Minor Optimization: Empty search mode enabled by default.
  • Minor Feature:  No Category List warning. 
  • Minor Fix: Language Special Encoding removed.

Updates in 3.7.0

  • Feature: Category restriction with no list

Updates in 3.6.1

  • Minor fix: to avoid "Warning: implode Invalid arguments"

Updates in 3.6.0

  • Feature: New lists to select section and categories in the backend.

Updates in 3.5.4

  • Fix: Categories in the select ordered by Position (_sobipro_relations)

Updates in 3.5.3

  • Fix: Special Characters Enconding

Updates in 3.5.2

  • Fix: setVar on MVC Loader, and notices removal

Updates in 3.5.1

  • Feature: Category Multilingual support
  • Bug: Internal Loader & Itemid fix

Updates in 3.5.0

  • BIG Feature: Category Filter Addon
  • Full Code Review, Joomla Coding Standard compliant, and JSLint Ok

Updates in 3.1.0

  • BIG Feature: Category Restriction Addon
  • BIG Feature: Category Browser, and SobiPro Native Search Mode
  • Feature: jQuery noconflict mode
  • Fix: Category Browser Html Validation
  • Translation: Dutch translation (nl-NL)

Updates in 3.0.3

  • Feature: Google Maps Lib Library check (No, for SobiPro Pages, with myjoom's Sobipro Radius Search Application)
  • Fix: Experimental MVC, to preserve title, description and keywords.
  • Fix: jQuery(document).ready, when Mj Library loads.

Updates in 3.0.2

Updates in 3.0.1

  • Minor Fix: Joomla 1.5 review (On September, J1.5 support ends)

Updates in 3.0.0

  • Big Feature, New Experimental MVC Loader, to load SobiPro Search Form.

Updates in 2.6.4

  • SobiPro Native Mode - Cell Identification

Updates in 2.6.3

  • Minor Fix, Native SobiPro label "search..."

Updates in 2.6.2

  • Minor Fix, compatibility with SobiPro 1.0.7

Updates in 2.6.1

  • Minor Fix, to remove notices on SobiPro pages

Updates in 2.6.0

  •  Big Feature, Auto-complete/auto-suggest function
  • Optimization, same JQuery library

Updates in 2.5.3

  • Minor Fix, to remove undefined variable notice.

Updates in 2.5.2

  • Fix: 1-Level category fixed.

Updates in 2.5.1

  • Feature: Cyrilic script Support.
  • Feature: No Extended Form support.

Updates in 2.5.0

  • Feature: Full new load component engine, based on plugin_component, Reumer.net.

Updates in 2.2.2

  • Feature: Multilanguage Support
  • Feature: Text Processing Optimization
  • Feature: FOLLOWLOCATION, opendir / safe_moe detection improvement

Updates in 2.2.1

  • Feature: EMPTY FORM message improvement
  • Feature: FOLLOWLOCATION, opendir detection improvement

Updates in 2.2.0

  • Feature: Remember search values (2nd part)
  • Bug: FOLLOWLOCATION, opendir detection

Updates in 2.1.0

  • Feature: 3-Level / Chained Select Box
  • Feature: Remember search values
  • Bug: FOLLOWLOCATION, safe mode detection

Updates in 2.0.0

  • Feature: NEW Category List Mode, and parameters

Updates in 1.0