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  1. David
  2. F2C Search front-end
  3. Monday, April 03 2017, 03:04 PM
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Hi All

When using the F2C Search module is it possible to load the results in a new window? So when the user clicks the "show results" button a new page/tab opens and displays the results?

I have tried adding target="_blank" to the form but that doesn't work.

My reason for this is that (for various reasons) I have the search module showing in an iframe on another website and I want the user to be redirected to the main website when they search.

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F2C webmaster Accepted Answer
Hi David,

Interesting question. Since it's an onclick event I believe we have to add the new window to the JS event. For this I have to ask Julien what the best place is and if it's possible to do within a module override. Will pass the question on.

Please read the F2C documentation before asking questions! Thank you if you've done so ;)
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  2. F2C Search front-end
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David Accepted Answer
Hi Patrick

Thanks for your reply, I look forward to seeing what Julien thinks.
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Julien Accepted Answer
Hi David,

Showing the results is done by the javascript function F2CSearchGetResultsXX, where XX is the Id of your module.
The results are now shown by a redirect using the javascript statement location.href = ......

In this place you have to put a method with the same url.

Where the function code is defined, depends on your template. It is either in one of the following files:

  • <website root>/modules/mod_form2contentsearch/tmpl/default.php
  • <website root>/modules/mod_form2contentsearch/tmpl/modern.php
  • <website root>/modules/mod_form2contentsearch/tmpl/uikit.php

When you change any of those files, I would suggest doing it by means of an override.

  1. more than a month ago
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David Accepted Answer
Hi Julien, thanks for your response.

I have updated the module so that location.href reads as:

location.href ='<?php echo JURI::base(); ?>index.php?option=com_form2contentsearch&task=search.display&pb=1&moduleid=<?php echo $moduleId; ?>&searchformid=<?php echo $searchFormId; ?>&results='+F2CSearchResultCount<?php echo $moduleId; ?>+'&' + filterUrl<?php echo ($forcedItemId) ? ' + \'&Itemid=\' + ' . $forcedItemId : ''; ?>;);

This works but has the side effect of the parent window redirecting to an error page with url[object Window]

I'll keep playing with this and see what I can do.
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