Slickstream typically adds a floating search button to the bottom-right corner of your pages. Tapping on that will open the search panel. We often hook your existing search buttons and bars so that they also open the search panel automatically.
We've heard from some of you that you'd like to have menu items or buttons to directly open specific sections of the search panel. We've added that and it's easy to do.
Wherever you want a button, link, or menu item (or just about anything) to open the search panel to a specific spot, just add an anchor with one of the following on-page URLs.
#slick-search: This opens the search panel.
#slick-search-favorites: This goes directly to the viewer's favorites.
#slick-search-popular: This shows the list of the most popular content (based on traffic).
#slick-search-recent: This lists posts with most recent first.
#slick-search-related: This shows you a list of posts that are most nearly related to the current post.
#slick-search-my-recent: This shows a visitor the pages they have visited most recently on the site.
#slick-search-ingredients: For sites that support the ingredient search feature, this opens the search panel directly into ingredient-search mode.
For example, in your banner, you could add a link that looks something like this:
<a href="#slick-search-favorites">My Favorites</a>
Note that these URLs only work from within your page. If you paste one of these URLs into a browser, it will just open your page as usual. We've heard from you that you'd like to have URLs that will directly open our search panel with a specific set of search results and we've got that on our "to do" list!