Search not displaying on mobile

Hi, I have installed the plugin and connected with Algolia and everything is working fine on desktop
But on mobile the search input does not show, I can see it in devtools and can get it to show with extra css but the functionality does not work

I would also like to be able to place the search input somewhere else on the page is this possible?
Thanks

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I’ve made some enquiries, and currently the Algolia search option is desktop-only.

However, it should now be possible to use the normal search as an alternative on mobile when algolia-search is enabled on your site. :+1:

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Thanks @JammyDodger I have looked into this and couldn’t see any reason why algolia shouldn’t work on mobile. Alogolia was being hidden by css so I added new custom css for it in common.scss and with a bit of tweaking to the drop down display have it working on mobile too.

Going to the effort of having algolia as the search engine it’s a bit odd to find that it doesn’t work on mobile.

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That’s good news. :slight_smile: Let me check if I garbled my question and see if this is something we can tweak for everyone. :+1:


@Andrew_Dickens I’ve just checked back, and if you’re interested we’d love it if you could add your changes as a PR to the plugin so everyone could benefit. :slight_smile: :+1:

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Note… on desktop you can still reach “advanced search” in Discourse which captures a few use cases missing from algolia (like user search and faceted search).

If it is amended so we ship with a mobile friendly CSS and outlet for algolia we need to ensure you still can reach the advanced Discourse search.