jQuery Plugin For Searchable Site Content - selectedText

jQuery Plugin For Searchable Site Content - selectedText
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selectedText is a jQuery & jQuery UI plugin which allows searching user selected/highlighted text on popular search engines.

How to use it:

1. Include the necessary jQuery library and jQuery UI in your web page.

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.11.0/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>

2. Include the jQuery selectedText plugin after jQuery library.

<script src="js/jquery.selectedText-1.1.js"></script>

3. Include the Bootstrap's CSS in the head section. The plugin will display a floating search box in a Bootstrap popover widget when the visitor select your site content.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="//netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.2.0/css/bootstrap.min.css">

4. Create a search box and add your favorite search engines.

<div class="popover" id="search">
  <h3 class="popover-title">Search on...</h3>
  <div class="popover-content">
    <input type="hidden" value="" />
    <a href="http://www.google.com/search" class="btn btn-primary">Google</a>
    <a href="http://www.yahoo.com/search" class="btn btn-primary">Yahoo</a> 
    <a href="http://www.bing.com/search" class="btn btn-primary">Bing</a>
  </div>
</div>

5. The Javascript to enable the plugin.

$(function() {
$('.selectable').selectedText({
  min: 3,
  max: 0,
stop: function(text, e) {
$('#search').css({
  top: (e.pageY)+'px',
  left: (e.pageX)+'px'
  }).show().find('input').val(text);
}
});
var timeout;
$('#search').mouseout(function() {
  timeout = setTimeout(function() {
    $('#search').hide().find('input').val('');
    }, 250);
  }).mouseover(function() {
  clearTimeout(timeout);
});
$('#search a.btn').click(function() {
  var uri = $(this).attr('href'),
  query = $('#search input').val();
  $('#search').hide().children('input').val('');
  window.open(uri+'?q='+query);
  return false;
});
});

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by Lugat. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.