Plugin replaces Location select field in Search Form Element with search box powered by Google. If frontend user starts typing in new Location field, he will receive the list of predicted addresses and locations found by Google. Once user selected some location (address) and submit Search Form, the result will be posts filtered according to selected location and within selected radius.
Radius will be enabled automatically and is required for search based on Google Location or geolocation obtained from browser. Search Element allows administrators to hide Radius input from search options but keep in mind, that it must be enabled if you want to use Advanced Search plugin. Some themes might have simplified search plugins or elements – these elements will not be affected and probably will not support Advanced Search features. Advanced Search plugin is compatible only with Search Form Element used in our directory type themes.