Live Search

Addon by Jonas Siewertsen

Live Search Main Screenshot

A Statamic Live Search realised with Laravel Livewire.

It's fast to implement, hooks into the Statamic 3 core search and does add the 'update as you type flavor'.

Statamic Live Search

This Package extends my third-party Statamic 3 Livewire integration.

No need for live search?

Check out my Statamic 3 Livewire integration.


Pull in the package with composer

composer require jonassiewertsen/statamic-live-search


  • PHP 7.4 or 8.0
  • Laravel 7 or 8
  • Statamic 3

Set up Livewire

The create your first search does provide a quick start example to get you started.

As the statamic-live-search is extending the statamic-livewire addon, the setup is excactly the same and a deeper understanding might be useful. See the link below for more information.

Statamic 3 Livewire integration Docs

Create your first search

Add the livewire:search component to one of your templates and define your template.

### If using Antlers ###
    {{ livewire:styles }}
    {{ livewire:search }}

    <!-- Some crazy stuff going -->

    {{ livewire:scripts }}

### If using Blade ###
    <livewire:search />

    <!-- Some crazy stuff going -->


Setup the template

Use the default dropdown layout

To get you started as fast as possible, we do provide a default template. You can publish it and edit it after your needs.

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=live-search:views

After publishing, you will find the template inside resources/views/vendor/live-search/dropdown.blade.php. It can be edited as you like.

Use your own template

Create your own template and put it somewhere you like. Define the template in the tag and you are ready to go.

If you need augmented values, which is the case for images, it's the easiest way to use Antlers, so you don't need to worry about it.

<!-- If using Antlers -->
{{ livewire:search template='partials.your-own-search-template' }}

<!-- If using Blade -->
<livewire:search :template='partials.your-own-search-template' />

If the template name is, the template is expected at resources\views\partials\search.blade.php or resources\views\partials\search.antlers.php.

This might be a solid starting point for your own template:


    <input wire:model="q" type="search">

        @forelse($results as $result)
            <li>{{ $result['title'] }}</li>
            No matches found


    <input wire:model="q" type="search">

        {{ results }}
            <li>{{ title }}</li>
        {{ /results }}

Configure your index

That's the great thing. This addon does hook into Statamic core search. Just configure your indexes in the config/statamic/search.php file.

If you don't provide any index, we will search in all existing. That's great for smaller sites.

A more specific search could look something similar:

'blog' => [
     'driver' => 'local',
     'searchables' => 'collection:blog',
     'fields' => ['title'],

Remember to define the index in your component:

<!-- If using Antlers -->
{{ livewire:search template='' index='blog' }}

<!-- If using Blade -->
<livewire:search :template='' :index='blog' />

To update your indexes, run php please search:update More information

See the Statamic docs for more information

Customize the search logic

The provied parts have been build modular, so you can easily extend those parts.

Extend the Search Class

1. Create your own Livewire Controller

php artisan make:livewire YourCustomLivewireController

2. Extend the Search class

namespace App\Your\Namespace;

use Jonassiewertsen\LiveSearch\Http\Livewire\Search;

class YourCustomLivewireController extends Search
    public $template;
    public $index;

    public function mount(string $template, string $index = null)
        // You can pass those, but they can be hardcoded as well. 
        $this->template = $template;
        $this->index = $index;

    public function render()
        // Do something crazy or funny. 

        return view($this->template, [
            'results' => $this->search($this->q, $this->index),

2. Use the SerachFacade Controller

It might be that you want to customize the name of the query string or that you want to use multiple filters.

You can import the SearchFacade trait and write a complete Livewire Controller as you need it.

use Jonassiewertsen\LiveSearch\Traits\SearchFacade;

The provided method does expect the following parameters: search($query, ?string $index = null, ?int $limit = 10)

Have fun customizing.


Thanks to: - Caleb and the community for building Livewire - Austenc for the marketplace preview image


I love to share with the community. Nevertheless, it does take a lot of work, time and effort.

Sponsor me on GitHub to support my work and the support for this addon.


This plugin is published under the MIT license. Feel free to use it and remember to spread love.