How to create a Smart Search Module in Joomla 2.5

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In previous articles, we showed you how to enable Smart Search in Joomla 2.5 and how to index your content for the new search. In order to put Smart Search on your website, you need to create a Smart Search module. In this Joomla 2.5 tutorial, we’ll walk you through those steps.

Creating a Joomla 2.5 Smart Search Module:

  1. Log into your Joomla 2.5 Dashboard
  2. In the top menu, hover over Extensions and click Module Manager
  3. Click the New button in the top right menu
  4. From the Select a Module Type list, click the Smart Search Module link
  5. Type in a title, select a position for the module, and then click Save & Close

    When you visit your Joomla 2.5 website, your Smart Search Module will now show!

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