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How can I add a website search bar on my page?


pedrordiaz

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Hello Everyone!

 

I am new to OSC. I would like to know how I can put a website search bar up on my website so the viewers can search for special promos or products?

 

Please be specific, as i am new to all of this.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!

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osCommerce already comes with this feature ... what version are you using...are you using a template?? be more specific

 

 

 

what version? i have no idea :( the designer that did my site and i aren't together anymore. No this is a custom template.

 

Please see below:

 

http://www.printchemist.com

 

I hope that helps.

 

thank you once again!

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hmmm bit hard to tell how it was set up there and if column_left.php was used or discarded in your design .... easiest thing to do is add the following code:

 

require(DIR_WS_BOXES . 'search.php');

 

in your left column ... but as mentioned im not sure how this was designed so wouldn't have a clue where you would find the code for the left column...it normally sits in the file /includes/column_left.php ... but your designer might have put it in /includes/header.php ...

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hmmm bit hard to tell how it was set up there and if column_left.php was used or discarded in your design .... easiest thing to do is add the following code:

 

require(DIR_WS_BOXES . 'search.php');

 

in your left column ... but as mentioned im not sure how this was designed so wouldn't have a clue where you would find the code for the left column...it normally sits in the file /includes/column_left.php ... but your designer might have put it in /includes/header.php ...

 

 

i would like to put the search bar on the right side next to the CONTACT button on the top. would that still work? do i have to slice anything?

 

im sorry for soudig stupid. i really appreciate your help.

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i would like to put the search bar on the right side next to the CONTACT button on the top. would that still work? do i have to slice anything?

 

im sorry for soudig stupid. i really appreciate your help.

 

 

OK, i have INCLUDES/COLUMN_LEFT.php

INCLUDES/COLUMN_RIGHT.php

INCLUDES/HEADER.php

 

which one do i apply the code to and where?

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i would like to put the search bar on the right side next to the CONTACT button on the top. would that still work? do i have to slice anything?

 

im sorry for soudig stupid. i really appreciate your help.

 

Oh ok...well that code will display the search box BUT i think its going to completely mess your design up as it uses a new table to create the search box...

 

what you can do is include that bit of code AFTER your contact button (this should be in /includes/header.php ... then modify how you want it displayed in /includes/boxes/search.php so you can play around with the display in this file to suit your site :)

 

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BACKUP OF ALL YOUR FILES BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES!!

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Oh ok...well that code will display the search box BUT i think its going to completely mess your design up as it uses a new table to create the search box...

 

what you can do is include that bit of code AFTER your contact button (this should be in /includes/header.php ... then modify how you want it displayed in /includes/boxes/search.php so you can play around with the display in this file to suit your site :)

 

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BACKUP OF ALL YOUR FILES BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES!!

 

 

 

PERFECT! thank you very much! Much Appreciated!

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