Fixing your Blogger Search Box

If you have the Blogger search box widget, then you've probably got a few issues with it. As in, it's not working. at. all. I had no clue that my own search box wasn't working until I received an email earlier today from my cousin, Abbey.

I have worked a few designs into her blog in the past (she's a food blogger over at Everyday Champagne), and she emailed me recently that her search box on her blog was not working at all. I tried a few different things and found the same results every time. Nothing worked.

My own blog search box didn't seem to be working either. Bummer. After doing a little research, I found that forums were filled with Blogger users complaints that this had been occurring for months. Yet, the problem had still not been fixed. A little more digging and I found a solution.

You can quickly fix this problem, as follows.

How to Create a Working Blogger Search Box
1. Go to your Blog Layout page and click 'Add a Gadget' on your sidebar (or wherever you want your search box located).How to Fix your Search Box on Blogger
2. Choose 'HTML/JavaScript' in the pop-up window. You'll have to scroll down a bit to find it.How to Fix your Search Box on Blogger
3. Copy & Paste in the following code into the 'HTML/JavaScript' pop-up window:
<form action="http://YOURBLOGHERE.blogspot.com/search" name="input" method="get">
<input value=" " name="q" size="45" type="text"/>
<input value="Go!" type="submit"/>
</form>

Be sure to enter your own blog address where you see the highlighted address and you can adjust the width of the text box by changing the highlighted number.
How to Fix your Search Box on Blogger

4. Just save your work and You're done! Now that wasn't too hard was it?
How to Fix your Search Box on Blogger

Let me know if you run into any issues and I'll see if I can help you out.

Happy Blogging!
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