The Basic Idea
User enters his search on a “prior page”, lets say front page.
The autocomlete (hitsPerPage) list is limited to five results. So he only sees five results maximum. But he also gets a count of 35 total results in his dropdown search list on the FrontPage.
So if we make a link out of the count of the thirtyfive to a page where he can see all of the 35 results on one screen…
…Would that not be great!
The link would be basic https://happywifes.com/search?q=spandexsuit or similar constructed out of …
…where #borises is the input.
Now. When the user clicks that link he moves on in his life and gets to the Results Page.
Now the fun part starts.
There is a similar autocomplete mechanism on that page but which shows 50 entries/results at once.
There is no problem searching ‘again’ and you will be a happy cookie.
It would be so much more cooler if we could get these 35. spandexsuits preloaded beforehand.
I.e. is there some setting that lets you preload ‘autocomplete’ results based on a honest querystring q??
P.S. Absolutely new to Algolia and love it. Using the instantsearch.js version 4.4.1 I think for the UI very simple vession. Thank you for your reading and have a nice day.
P.S.S. It is not enough to populate the searchbox with the queryString.q value.