WPEP enables you to easily create and publish Courses, Ebooks, Videos and Offers and it comes with very powerful, versatile and dedicated Content Search features.
Adding the Content Search facilities to your eLearning Platform enables your Users to Search your Content for the material they specifically need.
There are two approaches you can take that, together allow content search of your Library, including WPEP content titles, section titles, course titles, lesson content and section content,to be placed anywhere on your WP site, allowing for both full and partial search terms.
- The Content Search Bar Short Code, implementation of which is outlined in this article and;
- The Content Search Widget, implementation of which you can read about here.
Create the search facility you would like your student to experience.
5 Types of Search
You can create dedicated Search bars for each one of the 6 WPEP Content Types.
1.: Courses Search
2.: E-Books Search
3.: Offers Search
4.: Videos Search
5.: List Items Search
6.: Scorm Courses Search
And 1 Search bar that searches all WPEP Content Types.
Note: The Content Search bar allows you to search all WPEP Content Types.
You can set the Search Icon Background Color in WPEP Settings → General → Design Options → Primary Colour.
Implementation of Content Search Bar by Shortcode
Using the Shortcode enables you to add the WPEP content search bar to any WordPress page or post (including WPEP lessons and WPEP index pages).
You can also use any WordPress page builder like Thrive Content Builder, the Divi Builder, Elementor, Beaver Builder or Visual Composer.
Method 1. How to add a WPEP Content Search bar using the Shortcode.
You can add the Content Search bar shortcode to any page or post in WordPress or using any WordPress Page Builder (Thrive Content Builder, the Divi Builder, Beaver Builder, Elementor, and Visual Composer etc.).
To add content search functionality go to any WP Page or Post, in the WYSIWYG Text Editor, click the WPEP Shortcodes Drop-Down Menu and select Search Bar. Then choose which type of Search Bar you’d like to use.
In Summary: Implementation of the Content Search Bar using a shortcode.
1. Navigate to the page where you’d like to add content search.
2. Click the WPEP Shortcode Builder in the editor.
3. Select Search Bar and choose the type of search you’d like to insert.
To know more about WPEP’s Visual Shortcode Builder, click here.
As you can see, this is a simple, yet powerful way to allow your students to search your content from your index pages, courses lessons, pages or posts. Having this facility is wonderful, but sometimes a search bar contained within the Right Hand Column of your site is just what you need.
How to implement your eLearning Platform Content Search Facility utilizing the Search Widget is outlined in detail here.
NOTE: If your WPEP Content Search is slow, activate this to resolve speed issues which are always due to Low-Quality Hostings.