I am attempting to integrate Algolia into my React project. Is there a way to disable the instant search so that it only searches after you click a button? Also how would you then apply categories and filter those results? I used a function to handle submits and it seems to be working fine.
When you say InstantSearch, are you instead referring to the “search as you type” feature? When Algolia uses the term “InstantSearch” it refers to a set of UI components that have been made available to ease development efforts:
Within our InstantSearch components, we do have the ability to disable the “search as you type” feature. I have included the React documentation on the relevant parameter below:
There are also different methods of refining the results which can be seen under the “Refinements” section of the same documentation:
This includes category lists, range sliders, etc. You can also create custom widgets.