The Entry Search Widget allows entrants to search through entries using a few different variables like email or name; that way, they don't have to click through each page to find an entry manually. This is especially helpful for campaigns with a large number of entries and voting campaigns where entrants are encouraged to share their entry.
To add one of these widgets to your campaign, click the Entry Search Widget icon in the Add Widgets Panel, or click and drag the icon into your preview area.
The widget settings popup is where you'll make any needed changes to your Entry Search Widget. To change the widget name, click on the pencil icon in the top-left (next to the name) then type your new name.
You will also see the CSS ID (starting with a #) of your new widget listed in the top-right corner of the popup.
You'll want to move through each item in the menu on the left side to make sure you've completely customized the Entry Search Widget in the way you'd like. You can navigate through these sections using the Back and Next buttons at the bottom.
When you're finished making changes to your widget, click the blue Save and Exit button.
The Setup section is where you'd do most of the configuration of your Entry Search Widget. First, use the Entry Display Widget to be searched dropdown field to select the Entry Display Widget that the widget will be connected to - the widget containing the entries you want to be able to search through.
In the Searchable fields area, check the boxes next to the fields that you'd like folks to be able to search. For example: If you want someone to be able to find a specific entry by typing in the email address of the entrant, make sure the Email box is checked.
Finally, the bottom section allows you to customize the search field itself. Use the Input label field to add text that will display above the search field, and the Placeholder field to add text that displays inside the field until a search term is entered.
If you'd like to limit visibility of the widget to a specific date and time, make the widget a popup, only show the widget in your Builder, or limit in which country/countries the widget can be seen; you'd do so in the Visibility section. More information about these settings can be found in the Widget Visibility help doc.
In this section, you can add a CSS Class that will be associated with the Entry Search Widget - that way you can target it with custom CSS code. Rules and naming conventions are provided so that you don't use a class that won't work. Simply add your CSS class(es) to the Extra CSS Classes field.