I want smart search to go directly to page when the query have ONE result.

I have a list of contacts, all assigned a number of area codes.

What I've done so far is:
- Enabled smart search
- added smart search module
- added area codes as tags in each contact
- Indexed content
- made a search filter only searching tags

I want the user to be able to search for the nearest contact by inserting their area code in the search box. When doing this I want the contact information to come right up on the page.

However, when searching the tag appears as a link, when clicking, then the contact name as a link, when clicking, then the contact information.

I want to skip the two first steps.

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to do that, or know of any extension to solve this?

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The SmartSearch component doesn't support showing a page directly. But I think it should be easy to do in a layout override for the results page. The overrides can be created in the template manager (see Help Page: http://docs.joomla.org/J3.3:How_to_use_the_Template_Manager#Creating_Overrides) You need to create the override for com_finder.

You could then check in this override if the results array $this->results contains only one element and redirect to the URL instead of showing the results page.

The second step could be changed using a custom smart search plugin. You can copy the existing one, rename it and adjust it so it indexes the desired URL. For more information about how to create a finder plugin, see this doc page: http://docs.joomla.org/Creating_a_Smart_Search_plug-in

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