Can’t add Google Custom Search engine widget

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  • #123007

    kiranmova
    Member

    I am trying to include a text widget on my blog and paste the google custom search engine widget. The HTML code inside the google form is not getting saved.

    #123120

    timethief
    Member

    Please check the forum search box and discover the many threads in there. You will find that this widget cannot be posted on wordpress.com blogs. Frames and forms are stripped for security reasons. But, not to worry because all of your blog’s visitors can do google searches themselves by opening another window.

    #123143

    badsneaker
    Member

    I hope I’m not stepping on toes here but as far as I know virtually all Google based widgets are Java based.
    They just won’t work with a wordpress.com blog.
    However, if you upgrade to wordpress.org, those HTML problems should disappear . . . I think. 8-)
    ~m

    #123146

    timethief
    Member

    You are correct we can’t use javascript here. http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/07/javascript-can-i-use-that-on-my-blog/

    #123147

    drmike
    Member

    Also remember that Google rarely indexes a site completly while the search function here does.

    #123150

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for clarifying that drmike. :)

    #123151

    badsneaker
    Member

    you guys are just too damn smart for me ;)
    ~m

    #123157

    timethief
    Member

    @badsneaker
    Stop polishing that apple and get back to blogging, eh. LOL :D

    #123158

    badsneaker
    Member

    You got it, dude
    The forums are kind of fun though . . .
    ~m

    #123160

    timethief
    Member

    Hey, I’m no dude { SHE said fluttering her eyelashes}.

    #123163

    badsneaker
    Member

    Dude looks like a lady . . . {grinning}
    Maybe not. 8-)
    ~m

    #123164

    badsneaker
    Member

    Sorry. Should have looked at your avatar. {duh!}
    ~m

    #123165

    timethief
    Member

    no problem dude ;)

    #123166

    options
    Member

    instead of trying to embed an input *form* one can just include a hyper-link to a Goog Custom Search *homepage* into a text W.

    and yes, it’s a one more click to reach search results, but it worth that as Goog just perfectly index a whole site completely, hence results just outstanding.

    #123168

    options
    Member

    oh, and it’s extremely fast I should say, which may be significant for people whose blogs have a large number of posts and comments.

    #123297

    kiranmova
    Member

    thanks everyone for responding.

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