Legalities and a Promise
Monday, December 09, 2013
Fixing the SEARCH THIS BLOG Gadget in Blogger
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!