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Add Search to Wix Lightbox & Display Result on Another Page

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Jun 6, 2024

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Tags: Wix Lightbox Search Bar Wix Velo Lightbox WIX Data Dataset

Adding search functionality to your Wix site can significantly enhance the user experience by allowing visitors to quickly find the content they need. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to implement a search bar within a Wix Lightbox and display the search results on another page. This can be particularly useful for websites with extensive content, helping users to navigate and discover information efficiently.


Step 1: Setting Up the Lightbox

First, we need to create a Lightbox on your Wix site. The Lightbox will serve as the pop-up where users can enter their search queries.


  1. Create a Lightbox:

    • In the Wix Editor, go to the “Add” button (+) on the left side of the screen.

    • Select “Interactive” and then “Lightbox.”

    • Choose a template and customize it according to your needs.

  2. Add a Search Bar:

    • Inside the Lightbox, add an input field (search bar) where users will type their search queries.

    • Add a button next to the search bar, which users will click to initiate the search.

  3. Add Code to Lightbox:

    • Open the Code panel (Dev Mode) and add the code below to your lightbox

The lightbox code captures the search query from the input field and updates the URL with the search parameters. When the user presses "Enter" or clicks the search button, they will be redirected to the search results page with the query parameter appended to the URL.


Step 2: Setting Up the Search Results Page

Next, we need to create a page that will display the search results.


  1. Create a Search Results Page:

    • In the Wix Editor, add a new page and name it “Search Results” or something similar.

  2. Add Elements to Display Results:

    • Add a dataset connected to the collection you want to search within.

    • Add a repeater or list to display the search results.

  3. Add a Search Bar:

    • Add an input field (search bar) and a search button to the search results page. This allows users to refine their search directly from the results page.

  4. Add Code to Search Results Page:

    • Open the Code panel and add the search result page code below to the page.


The search page code retrieves the search query from the URL, updates the search bar with the query, and displays the corresponding results by filtering the dataset.


Conclusion

By following these steps, you can easily add a search feature to your Wix Lightbox and display the results on another page. This setup enhances the navigation and usability of your website, providing visitors with a more intuitive way to find the information they need. With a few lines of code and some configuration, you can significantly improve the user experience on your Wix site. Happy coding!


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