Updated Simple Search Bar For Blogger


Simple Blog Search Bar

I have been contacted a few times lately by readers looking for the code for a search bar.To be honest there are hundeads of tutorials available on creating a search box including one i posted in 2009, but i decided to post an updated version of that simple search bar.So i have in this post a simple search bar you can place anywhere in your blog but this time with code thats called Onfocus and Onblur effects.With these effects you can have text inside the search bar, when a user clicks inside the bar the text disappears, when you click back outside the bar the text appears again.You can also change the text on the search button and change the width to suit your blog.

Demo - Below is a working demo:

Simple Onfocus Onblur Search Bar


<form id="searchThis" action="/search" style="display:inline;" method="get">
<input id="searchBox" name="q" size="20" type="text" value="Search This Blog...." onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;"/> <input id="searchButton" value="Search" type="submit"/>

Note - To change the width of the search bar increase or decrease '20' in red.Change 'Search' in red to the text you want on the button.

Add Search Bar To Blogger Sidebar

Step 1. In your Blogger dashboard click Design > Add A Gadget > Choose Html/JavaScript.

Step 2. Paste the Search Bar code into the html/Javascript gadget and save.

So that's a neat simple search bar for your blogs, Check out more of our Best Blog Gadgets.

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  1. Thank you. I would love to put that search bar on my blogger header. o you have a tutorial for that.

  2. Sweet but i already have a search bar thanks

  3. Well, this certainly rocks, but it does NOT actually search my blog. The only search function that seems to work is the "Powered by Google" one and I really would love to get rid of that.

  4. I have the same problem that nines had - it doesn't actually search the blog!

  5. it gives me no answers :( no results for any search. how can i fox that?

  6. this only works once then oddly it fails

  7. hey spicy dude you got it thanks buddy!!!!

  8. So good of you to share this to all the bloggers out there. Keep it up dude!


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