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How to add search to your website

To add a search bar to your website, we recommend using Google's free Custom Search Engine tool.

 

Step 1 - Create a new custom search engine

Go to www.google.com/cse and press the "Create a custom search engine button" to start the process.  If you already have one or more search engines already associated with your Google account, you can just click the "add" button to make another.

 


Step 2 - Enter the sites that you want the search engine to crawl

Enter one or more websites that you would like to search in the appropriate field and then press the "CREATE" button.

 

 


Step 3 - Customize your search

Next, click on the "Look and feel" link in the left-hand navigation.  Select your Layout and Theme, or use Customize to overwrite the colors from the Themes.  A preview appears in the right-hand column. When you are happy with your search, click the  "Save & Get Code" button. 

 


Step 4 - Get the code and paste it into Jimdo

Copy the code that appears in the gray box and into a new Widget / HTML element anywhere on your site.