Monday, December 09, 2013

Fixing the SEARCH THIS BLOG Gadget in Blogger


Since most of us use Blogger blogs:

BLOGGER'S SEARCH BOX IS BROKEN: The feature in blogger that allows for a SEARCH THIS BLOG option to appear in your "add a gadget" location has been broken since mid November.

Google has not repaired it yet.

If you want people to search your blog, here is a fix:

Remove your current Search gadget.

Go into Layout > Add A Gadget > choose add HTML

Title it: SEARCH THIS BLOG

then type the following into the code:





IMPORTANT: do not forget to change the words "creativesmiles2" to your blog title (what is in the URL - not what you may have renamed your blog in a banner/header)

For more information, see the Google forum where everyone is complaining about the unresolved issue
and then see this website where a person developed a search widget:

Diane Carlisle's blog contains the widget info if you'd like to stop by and thank her.

Hope this helps!

hugs,
de

15 comments:

Shirley Chillman said...

Thank goodness I am not on Blogger is all I can say Donna. lol

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Kathyk said...

Brilliant, thanks so much for the information .... I now have a working search function on my blog - don't worry, I've credited you and Diana's blogs as the source of my inspiration

THANK YOU and Seasons Greetings

Kathyk

Benzi said...

You're the best to share this, Donna. I don't have that feature but probably should get it.
Hope you're having a good day.

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome Donna thanks for sharing.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

McCrafty's Cards said...

Thank you Donna you are an angel
Kevin xx

NanaConnie said...

I'm on Blogger but am thankful at this moment that I never put the search tool option on my blog. :-D

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I've never had the search this blog gadget but maybe I should :) Thanks for the information! Hugs, Shirleyx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well, isn't this great! I don't have a search feature but I've tried it on other blogs and came up with nothing and I guess this explains why. Thanks, Donna - you are awesome!

Wishing you a joyful day!

Anne Temple said...

You find the best animated images to add to your posts :-)

Becky said...

Thanks for the info.

Diane Carlisle said...

Thanks for the link back, Donna! I love your graphic. lol It's how I think I look at times when I'm on the computer. :)

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

I had no idea , thank you so much for sharing this with us Donna !!! You are always so helpful !!

hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Leslie Miller said...

Well, I just searched your blog and it worked, so kudos to you for sharing!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

You know, I knew that something was up because it was only working every now and again. I use this feature on my own blog looking for things and on others as well. Wish more people would add it but of course it needs to work. Thanks for the info. I am going go fix mine now. Don't be surprised if I create a post letting my own readers know what's up and sending them here to learn how to fix it.

Hugs,
Lisa

Stamping With Bibiana said...

thanks so much for the tip...when I first saw your post my search was working just fine...but anyways, I saved your post in my Pinterest gallery in my section "technology tips"...and guess what, today I found out that my search was NOT working...so I used your fix and NOW it works perfectly...THANKs SO MUCH. I am glad that I saved your info...
bye bibiana

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