Search Slide

This simple uses a search icon to trigger a slide-out search field. Great for those with limited space, want to add subtle transitions, or simply want a great looking search tool!

This Design Widget uses a Muse composition for the sliding transition, and includes our powerful Search Essentials widget for search functionality. Easily customize the icon, search text, and pages to be included in the search.

  • Widget Compatibility: Highly Compatible (No known issues when combining with other MuseThemes widgets)
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Supported Devices: Desktop, Tablet, Phone


Note: Search Slide is a Design Widget. Design Widgets are native Muse widgets (Slideshows, Compositions, Galleries, etc) that have been pre-styled and packaged by our design team. Keep in mind when using this widget that the Search Slide composition is not actually functioning as a search widget. We've included our Search Essentials widget in the library file, which is responsible for the search functionality. The setup instructions below are not intended to show you how to use native Muse widgets, but instead provide a few tips for using this pre-styled arrangement.

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The included demo file
You will notice upon unzipping the Search Slide .zip file that there is a .muse file included in the package. We've included the demo file to provide a fully functioning demo site. When using Search Slide on your own site, you will want to use the components found in the .mulib file, placed accordingly. See below for further instruction.

Working with the Search Essentials widget
Search Slide is a simple design widget that uses our Search Essentials widget for the actual search functionality. This docs page is intended to instruct users on the Search Slide setup. For detailed instruction on Search Essentials, visit our Search Essentials product page to view the tutorial video, and link to the docs page:

Working with the Search Slide composition widget
As written previously, Search Slide is a Design Widget that uses a standard Muse composition widget. Most users will likely use Search Slide with no modification to the composition.

  • Drag the Search Slide widget onto your canvas. You will notice that there are 2 components: a composition and the Search Results widget.

  • There is actually a third component that is placed inside of the composition. The Search Essentials Search Input widget component has been placed inside of the target area of the composition. You will need to access this widget to make changes to the search results page and the search box text, if needed.

  • At this point, you will need to relocate the composition and Search Results widgets. In order for the Search Essentials widget to function correctly, the Search Input widget must be placed on the master page (or simply on the same page as the Search Results widget).
  • Place the composition on your master page (or your search results page).
  • If you haven't already, designate a page on your site for search results.
  • Place the Search Results widget on the results page.
  • Ensure that the master page containing the Search Input widget is applied to the search results page. It is important that the Search Input and Search Results components of the Search Essentials widget are on the same page, or that the master page is applied properly.
  • Set up the Search Essentials widget as needed. This consists of defining the search results page in the Search Input widget option panel, as well as defining the pages you would like to be included in the search, using the "Included Pages" field in the Search Results widget. As written previously, use the Docs link on the Search Essentials page for detailed instructions:

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