Change default text in search box?

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  • #862729

    caiusshaw
    Member

    Is it possible to change default text in the search box from

    search

    to

    search news

    or

    search blog

    The blog I need help with is theartshopandchapel.wordpress.com.

    #862833

    caiusshaw
    Member

    whoops now I know what quote means!

    #862835

    timethief
    Member
    #862899

    caiusshaw
    Member

    yes I do..

    #862905

    caiusshaw
    Member

    but I can’t find the word or image search so that I can edit it.

    #862907

    timethief
    Member

    Ths custom design upgrade comes with Staff support. I’m flagging this thread so it will be moved to the CSS Forum where you can get help.

    #862909

    caiusshaw
    Member

    Thanks

    #863001

    I’m sorry to say that the search box text is not something that can be changed on WordPress.com with CSS only because that text is populated using Javascript and we don’t give you the option to change Javascript for security reasons.

    #863057

    caiusshaw
    Member

    O.k. Thanks. Are there any work arounds like hideing this search box and creating a new one capable of searching WordPress?

    Or making the text in question the same colour as the background so it disappears (without also changing the colour of the input text), then putting the new text I want next to the search box?

    #863065

    There’s not a way to add a new search box without the “Search” text in the box.

    Making the input text the same color as the background would also make it so any text typed into the box would be impossible to read.

    Sorry! There just isn’t a way to do what you’re asking on WordPress.com.

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