Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Blogger search box functionality broke work around.

While testing my web pages on blogger I recently noticed to my surprise that my searches where coming back “No Result” using the standard blogger search box plugin. This surprised me since it was clear the items I was searching for existed on my site.
See  below a quick search of my blog returns “No Results” yet there the word is right in the title.
Although this does not seem to be the first time this has happened it does not look like there is a solution is sight. It seems this has been broken before and fixed and is once again broken.
Luckily there is a workaround it is not quite as nice as the built in search functionality but it works for me.
1. Choose add a gadget where ever you want the search box to display
2. Find the HTML/Javascript box, and choose Add (+)
3. Enter the following code and save.
<form action="/search" name="input" method="get">
<input value=" " name="q" size="20" type="text"/>
<input value="Search!" type="submit"/>
Not quite as nice as the default search so I’ll keep watching for a fix, but for now at least I have some level of search available.

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