Release Notes

Last updated on: August 8th, 2019

Here you can find an overview of major feature upgrades that come with each script version. You can upgrade by simply changing the version number in your javascript, for example -v11.min.js => -v12.min.js. However, if you are running an older script version (v10 and earlier), please use this migration guide first and let us know if you need any help.

V12.2

  • : you can now make a button trigger the search layover without having to type in a query first (by specifying the button's CSS selector).
  • : enables lazy image loading (they load progressively as you scroll down the search results) which makes your search faster and up to 6 times less data heavy (by default: true).
  • : replaces the 'more results' button and is available only when only one content group is retrieved or if the navigation is tabbed (by default: false).
  • : tells the search engine not to render results with missing or 404 images (by default: false).
  • : we've added a new search result layout type - . The column count can be dynamically defined via . Here's an example. The default layout is still a .
  • : displays the search result image above the title. It is only accepted for 'grid' and 'masonry' layouts (by default: false).
  • : you can now define what data points not to show, or where to force only one entry. It should be an array of data point names, e.g. .
  • : we've added a new 'skeleton' loader type that replaces the 'pulsing circle' and the 'flipping square', it's enabled by default. Here's an example.

V12

  • Filters!
  • Disabling special mobile suggestion layer by default (can be re-enabled manually). To see it in action, test it on a mobile device or resize your browser window to approx. 600px.
  • Changing the default suggestion layout and behavior on mobile devices
  • Adding a special, more compact, JavaScript file (.mjs) for modern browsers (see Installation)
  • Many small UX improvements
  • NOTE: If you're still using v10 or older plugin versions, please refer to this v11 migration guide first.
  • To upgrade from v11 to v12 you'd need to replace this script:
    <script src="https://cdn.sitesearch360.com/sitesearch360-v11.min.js" async></script>
    by these 2 lines of code:
    <script type="module" src="https://cdn.sitesearch360.com/sitesearch360-v12.mjs"></script>
    <script nomodule src="https://cdn.sitesearch360.com/sitesearch360-v12.min.js" async></script>

V11

  • Enhanced tracking
  • Tabbed navigation
  • Voice Search (Chrome only)
  • Smart 404 pages
  • Grid layout out of the box
  • Disabling cookies (take that GDPR)
  • Semantically structured configuration object
  • Search result count now depends on the number of results available to the user in the current context
  • Search results are progressively loaded resulting in even shorter loading times (depending on your page size) and a more compact DOM structure
  • Search result count in navigation can be disabled by
  • Redirect on single search result option by
  • Since v11 has a lot of significant changes, you can't upgrade by simply changing the version number in your javascript. Please refer to this migration guide instead.

V10

  • Boosting Accessibility: Section 509, WCAG 2.0, Google Lighthouse - our search has since been chosen by the accessibility developer guide
  • Improvements for mobile devices
  • Global endpoints: performance improvements due to the global distribution. Your users are now always redirected to the closest server.

V9

  • Completely removed jQuery, no more dependencies
  • Full screen search style
  • Style can be configured within ss360 config, not only CSS

V8

  • Behaves like Windows 9 and iPhone 9, i.e. it never existed :)

V7

  • Many style changes
  • Darkened background for layover
  • Search suggestions can contain HTML
  • Integration with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
  • Focus and blur callbacks
  • Easier redirects to search pages via configuration
  • Showing or hiding links in search results
  • Ignoring and renaming the "other" content group
  • Showing "did you mean" for spelling correction

V6

  • Top or side navigation
  • Sorting options based on data points, e.g. date or relevance

V5

  • Initial Public Release