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How to embed google into search bar (also, why is my latest post not showing up?)

edited February 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I've made a post regarding embedding google into the search bar here:

luc said: And if you're using a Smarty Theme (ie .tpl), you need to put this in library/vendors/SmartyPlugins/function.searchbox.php , and just change the main div in the template

I would like to add google custom search through the embedded theme's search box. So...In the above file, do I replace it's contents:

function smarty_function_searchbox($Params, &$Smarty) {
   $Form = Gdn::Factory('Form');
   $Form->InputPrefix = '';
   $Result =
      $Form->Open(array('action' => Url('/search'), 'method' => 'get')).
      $Form->TextBox('Search', array('placeholder' => T('Search'))).
      $Form->Button('Go', array('Name' => '')).
   return $Result;

with the code tjforsythe mentioned?

<div class="Google-Search">Google Search</div>
<div id="cse" style="width: 100%;">Loading</div>
<script src="; type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
  google.load('search', '1', {language : 'en', style : google.loader.themes.SHINY});
  google.setOnLoadCallback(function() {
   var customSearchControl = new'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx');
  }, true);

Then, what do I do regarding "changing the main div in the template"?

I could use the Vanoogle plugin, but I do not want a floating search box. I would like it to use the templates search box.

Also, I posted this on the end of an old thread but it didn't 'resurface' did not make its way to to the top of the comment 'queue'.

Thanks for the help!


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    x00x00 MVP
    edited February 2012

    You can style the Vangogle to be pretty much identical to the searchbox.

    It is a question of using lots of !important, to override google default styling.

    If you want dedicate google search you have to pay google.

    grep is your friend.

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    mcu_hqmcu_hq yippie ki-yay ✭✭✭

    If you really want a good search engine and you have access to your server, I would recommend sphinx search engine. I was thinking about implementing this myself in the near future. I have had wonderful success with it in the past and can't recommend it enough.

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