Add a search form to any TTG CE4 page

Search form added to the Galleries page
Search form added to the Galleries page

Would you rather have a search form out front on a web page rather than relying on your clients to click on a search link? It’s really easy to add a search form to any TTG CE4 page.

The code that puts the search form on the Search page is viewable by just looking at the page source (right-click on your page and choose “view page source”).

Just copy this code and, with a small change, use it in any TTG Page Copy(md) field.

Here’s the code to look for (or just copy this):

<div id="search" class="collapse clearfix">
<h2>Photo Search</h2>
<form action="./" method="GET">
<input type="text" id="q" name="q" value=""/>
<button type="submit">Search</button>
</div> <!-- #search -->

You’ll need to change one line though. Change this line:

<form action="./" method="GET">

to this:

<form action="/search" method="GET">

This assumes that your Search page is in the root of your site. If it’s not, then modify the path accordingly.

2 thoughts on “Add a search form to any TTG CE4 page”

  1. Thx for this nice tip.
    It is working fine … but after klicking on the search button I`m directed to the search page. (the one I get after clicking on the search menu.
    The behavior I expected is to stay on this site and get the search results on this page

    Kindly asking for a tip how to solve this issue

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