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#1 markdalton

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:09 PM

Hi there, Has anyone any experience in implementing Google Site Search in place of the standard WordPress search that can either help me or point me to a "How To". I have searched the forum, & Web, but keep hitting dead ends. Thanks in advance.

#2 kastelic

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:37 PM

Have you seen this plugin? Haven't used it but it looks promising...

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#3 markdalton

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 11:08 PM

Thanks i'll give it a try, and let you know how it goes.

#4 markdalton

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:58 PM

Okay I have been playing around and it certainly looks like this Plugin will do the job. That said my coding knowledge is rater rusty and I can't figure out how to get the customised search box to appear in place of the stand WordPress search box. Any suggestions?

#5 bryan-hadaway

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:19 AM

You might be better off doing it manually, see:

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And for the last part you could instead go to:

Appearance > Editor > Search Form (searchform.php)

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If you're using Base copy searchform.php over to the Base folder first and then edit it there.

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#6 markdalton

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:40 PM

Thanks Bryan that was just the kind of thing I was looking for.

#7 4rapiddev

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 06:37 PM

I just created a tutorial on my blog which aims to build a search box on Wordpress for a website at Google.com.

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