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The HTML page contains the HTML you need to add to your site. You can choose from a variety of panels, links, buttons, and more.

Most people will want to use one of the available search panels. These allow your visitors to search directly on your site. There are also simple links (text links and buttons) available. These lead the user to a query page which they use to enter their query. And finally, there is a selection of other panels which prominently display just the site map or what's new feature on your site.  
Contents
Site Search with Subsections
Site and Web Search
Site Search Only
Web Search Only
Text Links
Adding HTML to Your Site
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Site Search with Subsections(top)

This search panel only appears if you are using sections (see How to Use Sections). After you have defined your search sections this panel will appear, and will contain a drop down allowing you to choose which section of your site you want to search.

For more detailed instructions on adding HTML to your site see Adding HTML to Your Site, the last section in this page.

You may want to change the labels of the sections as they appear in the drop down list. This is fine, just be sure to change the option text only, not the option value itself. To see an example of this, and more information on customizing any search panel to support sections, see Customizing Your Search Panel with Sections.

Site and Web Search(top)

The site and web search panels allow your visitors to either just search your site, or to search the entire web. There are a variety of panels available in a variety of styles. Select the panel you like the best and copy/paste the HTML into your site. For more detailed instructions on adding HTML to your site see Adding HTML to Your Site, the last section in this page.

Site Search Only(top)

Site search panels allow your visitors to only search your site. Web searching is not available through these panels. There are a variety of panels available in a variety of styles. Select the panel you like the best and copy/paste the HTML into your site. For more detailed instructions on adding HTML to your site see Adding HTML to Your Site, the last section in this page.

Web Search Only(top)

Web search panels allow your visitors to only search the entire web. Site-only searching is not available through these panels. There are a variety of panels available in a variety of styles. Select the panel you like the best and copy/paste the HTML into your site. For more detailed instructions on adding HTML to your site see Adding HTML to Your Site, the last section in this page.

Text Links(top)

There are four generic text links available in this section:
Search this site. This leads to a search panel which allows your visitors to search your site.

Search the web. This leads to a search panel which allows your visitors to search the world wide web.

Site map. This leads to a map of your site.

What's new. This leads to a page listing which pages on your site were most recently modified.

See the section Adding HTML to Your Site for info on how to copy HTML to your page.

Adding HTML to Your Site(top)

The text area below each search panel (or text link) contains the needed HTML code. Copy that HTML code (be sure to grab it all!) then paste it into your web page using a text editor (like notepad).

The reason we recommend using a text editor is that HTML editors often modify the code you are trying to add - usually without telling you!

If you are hesitant to use a text editor because you are not familiar with HTML, first open your page using your usual HTML editor and add the text "insert here" to your page where you want the search panel to be. Then save the page and open it with the text editor. Look for the "insert here" text and paste the search panel HTML into that spot.

If you must use an HTML editor, look for its "paste HTML" function and use that instead of a regular "paste". If that doesn't work, use the text editor.

 

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