You can also output search results in dropdown. The only difference is, you can’t apply filters or pagination here. Pagination variable in shortcode is the number of posts.

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Search box is the result of the following shortcode:

[search_plus pagination="5" search_box_template="results_in_dropdown" ]

Applying as a jQuery Plugin

If you want to apply any part of your design using only JQuery, you can simply apply the following method:

<div class=".my-wrapper-class"></div>
<script>
jQuery(document).ready(
function(){
jQuery(".my-wrapper-class").qualSearchPlus(
{
"pagination":"5",
"search_box_template":"results_in_dropdown"
}
);});
</script>