Live Search for WooCommerce

Live Search for WooCommerce plugin provides an AJAX autocomplete feature to search WooCommerce products.

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Live Search for WooCommerce is a plugin where users can search WooCommerce products using an AJAX autocomplete feature.

Main Features

  • Display the product thumbnail on search results.
  • Display the product price on search results.
  • Display the product categories on search results.
  • Option to select multiple results.
  • Choose if you want to redirect on search result selection.


Search for products using an good looking autocomplete feature.

Live Search for WooCommerce - Frontend

Select multiple results if you want.


Plugin settings are located in “WooCommerce > Settings > Live Search”.

General Options

In general options turn on/off the plugin or enable multiple selection and automatic redirection.

Live Search for WooCommerce - General Options

Load Select2
Loads most recent version of Select2. Mark this only if you are not loading Select2 nowhere else. Select2 is responsible for improving the html select element. It is required for this plugin to work. If you are uncertain, please leave it enabled.
Default: yes
Multiple selection
Allows multiple value selection. The search input will not automatically redirect to the selected search result. You can use the shortcode [alg_wc_aps_input multiple="true"] to turn on this feature on a separated field.
Default: no
Automatic redirection
Redirects automatically to the selected search result. It does not work with “Multiple selection”. You can use the shortcode [alg_wc_aps_input redirect="false"] to turn off this feature on a separated field.
Default: yes

Text Options

Customize all messages displayed to users easily.

Live Search for WooCommerce - Text Options

Input too short
Text displayed when input is not long enough to start searching. %d is going to be replaced by the number of characters missing to start searching.
Please enter %d or more characters
Input too long
Text displayed when input exceeded the maximum characters allowed. %d is going to be replaced by the number of characters missing to start searching.
Please delete %d or more characters
Error loading
Text displayed when some error occurs.
Error loading results
Loading more
Text displayed when there are more results to be loaded.
Loading more...
View all results
Text displayed with a link pointing to a page showing all search results. %d is going to be replaced by search results amount.
View all results (%d)
No results
Text displayed when there are no found results.
No results found
Text displayed when products are being searched.
Search products
Search input placeholder.
Search products

Search Options

Cache your results improving search speed and saving bandwidth.

Live Search for WooCommerce - Search Options

Saves search results in a transient. It helps improving search speed in high traffic sites.
Default: yes
Cache timeout
The amount of time results will be stored in transient (in hours).
Default: 4

Style Options

On the style section, make your search results look more attractive displaying product thumbnails, price and categories. Besides that, customize the search box style the way you want it.

Live Search for WooCommerce - Style Options

Search Results Template: Thumbnail
Shows the product thumbnail.
Default: no
Search Results Template: Price
Shows the product price.
Default: no
Search Results Template: Category
Shows the product category.
Default: no
General Style: Placeholder color
Placeholder text color.
Default: #6d6d6d
Search Results Style: Alignment
General alignment of search results. Possible values: Left; Right.
Default: Left
Search Results Style: Text color
Text color of search results.
Default: #6d6d6d
Search Results Style: Text color - hover
Text color of search result when mouse is over it.
Default: #fff
Search Results Style: Background color - hover
The background color of a search result when mouse is over it.
Default: #5897fb


  • [alg_wc_aps_input] – Displays the search input.
    • Params
      • placeholder – string – Changes input placeholder.
      • multiple – boolean = false – Allows multiple values selection.
      • redirect – boolean = true – Allows redirection on search result selection.


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2.1.0 - 29/07/2021

  • Dev - Admin settings descriptions updated.
  • Dev - Localisation - load_plugin_textdomain() is called on init action now.
  • Dev - Code refactoring.
  • WC tested up to: 5.5.
  • Tested up to: 5.8.

2.0.0 - 31/10/2019

  • Dev - Major code refactoring.
  • Plugin renamed to "Live Search for WooCommerce" (from "Ajax Product Search for WooCommerce by Algoritmika").
  • WC tested up to: 3.7.
  • Tested up to: 5.2.

1.0.9 - 10/12/2018

  • Create text for input placeholder

1.0.8 - 09/12/2018

  • Search only for 'publish' post_status
  • Update WC tested up to
  • Update WP tested up to

1.0.7 - 25/07/2018

  • Make compatible with Product Visibility by User Role for WooCommerce plugin
  • Update WooCommerce requirement
  • Remove package-lock.json

1.0.6 - 17/08/2017

  • Add option to change width
  • Add option to change placeholder text color

1.0.5 - 09/08/2017

  • Fix shortcode echoing
  • Add class 'alg-wc-aps-dropdown' to select 2 dropdown
  • Add class 'alg-wc-aps-select' to select 2

1.0.4 - 20/04/2017

  • Fix thumbnail style option
  • Fix metabox about pro
  • Fix gitignore to not exclude important folders
  • Update url

1.0.3 - 10/04/2017

  • Better plugin description
  • Change redirect option on widget to true by default

1.0.2 - 09/03/2017

  • Fix plugin's old slug on some places
  • Escape widget's placeholder text
  • Add option to select multiple results
  • Add option to redirect on search result selection
  • New parameter 'multiple' for shortcode
  • New parameter 'redirect' for shortcode

1.0.1 - 07/03/2017

  • Improve performance. Loading admin fields only on admin
  • Better plugin description
  • Screenshots

1.0.0 - 02/03/2017

  • Initial Release.