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I'm looking for a simple way to achieve search filtering like this : http://ckclinical.co.uk/search/

They are obviously pointing people to a empty search and then filtering by category. I've spent hours running round in circles :) Thanks.

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@user2924 - I must be missing something but I'm unclear still what you mean by "like this"? Can you also please specify your basic requirements? – MikeSchinkel Feb 4 '11 at 13:56
@MikeSchinkel I think he is asking for the "Refine your search" box in that website, If I am not wrong then. – ntechi Feb 4 '11 at 14:03
@ntechi - In part I ask people to clarify so I can hopefully train new users to put more time and effort into their questions. It helps everyone if they can provide a clear and consist description. This site is designed to be a search engine destination for great answers to common questions and if questions have titles that mean nothing and questions that are very vague, it's no good for anybody. – MikeSchinkel Feb 4 '11 at 14:21
@ntechi @MikeSchinkel - apologies for any vagueness, I thought it was better to provide a link and reference the filtering rather than produce a longer question. Will know better next time ;) – user2924 Feb 4 '11 at 15:19
Look at this answer to Is there any multiple filter/criteria plugin for wordpress ? you can code the ba_search_with_filters function to output select dropdown with just the categories you want. – Bainternet Feb 4 '11 at 15:46

Search is a big topic and therefore I can only guess the direction you want to go to. Like @MikeSchinkel in his comment was asking for more, I can for the moment only provide a list of links of which one might come close to what you need:

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Thanks @hakre - Faceted Search looked promising if I can restrict a few categories. Otherwise the second link sounds exactly what I am looking for....however tutsplus is down at the moment. Will report back. – user2924 Feb 4 '11 at 15:24
@usewr2924 - good to read! – hakre Feb 4 '11 at 16:54

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