I posted this tutorial a couple of years ago on my Ruby Slippers blog (I kinda miss my old name :)). Recently a reader was asking me how to put one on her blog so I thought I'd resurrect this post.
Here goes .... circa 2013:
Have you ever noticed this gadget in a sidebar?
If you go to your layout page, click on "add a gadget" and scroll down a bit, you'll see this:
Well, almost. My search box has already been added. If your box hasn't been added yet, then you'll see a little blue plus sign in the top right hand corner.
I strongly urge you to click that plus sign and add the search function to your blog. It's super handy for your visitors.
I was looking through a blog this morning and really needed to find a particular post I remembered seeing a couple of months ago. If the box had been there, then I would only have needed to type in a few key words and bingo! I'd get a list of all the published posts containing those words.
For example, on my running blog I typed in "Max" (that's my dog).
And this is what popped up. Cool, eh?
Now clearly I blog about my dog too much :) but I think you get the idea.
Please keep your readers happy and pop in that search box.
Stuck on something? Let me know in the comments and I'll try to do a tutorial just for you!