Choosing the styleWe assume that you have read Part1 above and you are ready to choose the GooglePlus style box.
- Go To http://www.google.com/cse/manage/all
- Click the control panel link next to your search box title
- From the left menu choose "Look and Feel"
- For layout choose "Two Page"
- For Style choose "New! Default" If you wish to customize the link colors on the search results page, click the customize button to make the changes
6. Click Save & Get code
7. Now do not close the window and open a a new tab and do this:
- Go to blogger
- Click Pages form list menu
- Create a new page and title it "SEARCH RESULTS"
- Write nothing inside it and click Publish
- Now visit this new page and copy its URL from browser address bar
9. Where it asks for Specify search results details paste inside the first box the URL of the SEARCH RESULTS page you just created. See the screenshot below for our page
Inside the second box where you are asked to specify the query parameter embedded in the URL of search results, you can keep it default or you can simply replace the letter "q" with your blog short name. If you search anything on our blog you will see MBT parameter appearing in the URL inside the address bar as shown below:
10. After you have filled the two boxes click "Save Changes"
12. Now after you have positioned the search box the only part left is adding the second code inside your SEARCH RESULTS page. To do this copy the second code from the box which says "Paste this code on URL of Your SEARCH RESULTS Page, where you'd like the search results to appear".
Now go to your SEARCH RESULTS page inside blogger and paste the code inside the HTML section of the editor as shown below:
13. Hit update and you are all done!
Visit your blogs to see a million dollar worth search box right on your sidebar. Play with it to see how search results appear. :)
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