Search Bar Locations

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    Anybody know how to remove the “Search Bar”? I don’t know if it’s s Theme issue. Except you also find this Search Bar in the Widgets section. But with Widgets you have the option of adding or removing the Search Bar if you don’t want to keep it there. But for some reason, the Search Bar I’m stuck with apears in my header and it’s redundant to have it there.


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    I was also just looking for a way to remove the search box from my blog. or if that is not possible a way to move it to a different location where it does not overlay with my menus.

    my blog link is

    thank you for your help,



    That is a widget. If you don’t want it there, put a blank text widget into the right top sidebar location at appearance > widgets.


    @rossd2002, in your case, you are using the Imbalance 2 theme and you can remove the search box by customizing the “Header Area” on your Appearance → Widgets page. For example, if you want that area to show nothing, add an empty text widget.


    Also, you have moved the menu items to the right in a way that makes rectangular area from the original menu position across the entire header area to where the menu items are and that will likely cause issues for your visitors if they happen to click in the whitespace in between.

    Add the following to your CSS to fix this.

    #header-left {
    float: right;
    padding-right: 20px;
    width: 150px;
    .menu ul a {
    padding-left: 0;


    well now dont i feel like a fool. i was trying to do something in CSS (and im a rook so i dont know anything in that language). and all i had to do was add a simple widget.

    you all are awsome!




    Ok because you all were so helpfull fixing my problems and even problems I did not know I had (thank you thesacredpath) last time im going to pester you all with two more little questions. the current state of my blog is

    1) how do I get rid of most of that awakard empty space between my header and the line right above my posts?

    2) is there a way to make the image i am using for my title longer to take up some of the space between its current location and the column of page links i have on the right side of the page?


    1) Try this:

    #header {
    padding-bottom: 0px;

    2) Is the end goal to extend the clickable area, or do you really want to add a larger image?

    To make the clickable area wider, try this:

    #header-image-link {
    height: 170px;
    width: 720px;


    the end goal would be to make the image wider, not really any taller just wider. i have tried making the image wider in photoshop but that does not seem to work. wordpress seems to be making me crop it down. so im guessing maybe there is some code in CSS that is forcing “white space” around it?

    does this make since?



    also if anyone could recomend a good book/website for little kids (to css at least) i would be gratefull!


    The WordPress header function will always use the original image size. To use a larger image, you have to put the image in via the CSS instead.

    Upload the image to your media library and then post a link to it here in this thread and we can help get it in there for you.




    I’m getting a 404 file not found on that URL.





    or try this?


    That image is the same size as the one currently in your header area. 210 x 170

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