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#1 jenmansfield



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

Our search box hasn't been working since we launched the site 6 months ago and I can't figure out how to fix it. is the search box on the top right corner able to be fixed somewhere in the code? If not, can it be removed?


You can see the box here: www.inspiredeats.net 

Edited by jenmansfield, 18 March 2013 - 08:52 PM.

#2 Rob


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

Hi Jen,


I've noticed that someone's done considerable customization to the search field. Some of that styling is incorrect.


I visited the site and searched successfully for 'thanksgiving' and it did yield a results page for that term.


I found this custom code:

.searchform .searchfield {
     height: 13px;
     padding: 7px 30px 5px 7px;
     width: 170px;

The issue is just the 13px being too short.  Try modifying it to 23px.  You may also want to find the color and adjust it.  blue on green is nearly impossible to see.  Try a contrasting color like white or yellow.


Use Firebug or Chrome's Inspection Tools to view your code. It makes fixing things much easier.