December 26, 2008

How To Add A Simple Search To Your Blog

First of all, this only for those who using Blogger only.
For me, every blog should have a "Search" feature. This will make your posts reachable and make your reader happy for this feature.
Below are the simple instruction on how to add this feature to your blog.

1. Log into your account.

2. Click the Layout tab from your blog Dashboard.

3. Click Page Elements.

4. Click Add a Gadget above the section you want to put your search box in.

5. Find and click the plus sign next to HTML/Javascript.

6. Type Search this site (or whatever you want) in the Title box or leave it blank.

7. Copy and paste this HTML code in the text area.

__form id=”searchthis” action=”/search” style=”DISPLAY: inline” method=”get”**__input id=”search-box” name=”q” size=”25″** __input id=”search-btn” value=”Search” type=”submit”**__/form**

Note: Replaced all the "__" with "<" and "**" with ">"

add search

7. Click Save.

8. Click Preview.

9. You may have to drag the search gadget into a new area until you get it positioned where you want it to show on the blog.

10. View your blog to see the result.

Now you have a simple way for your reader to search your blog and the results will appear embedded in your blog. So the reader will not need to read every posts of yours to find what they are looking for.

p/s : Just leave a comment if you had any trouble to make this feature. I will try my best to help. smiling...

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