12/06/2013 at 2:00 pm #274891
I’m not sure the category option works entire as expected. What other users have done create an empty category that will not be used and added
category=x to the shortcode. X would equal the ID of the unused category. This would cause no results to be shown. When a user selects a category from a template that category will be shown and a user can search within that category, but I think without a category being chosen and if a search is performed, no results would be shown because the search would be limited to the empty category. I haven’t tested this myself, this is what others have communicated back to me. I hope that makes sense and helps.