My original post wasn't well written. The purpose of the post was to ask whether others felt it was a better technique to include the menu in the header or in the menu aesthetically and for logistical reasons although in my final line I asked for a 'how to'.
The first respondent responded to the initial part of the question. He/She was happy to have it in the the header.
My subsequent post reiterated that, should I consider that putting the search bar in the menu was a better option, then it was my responsibility to put in a little research before posting for a solution.
Accepting that the original post was unambiguous in that it ended with a request for a solution, the sarcasm of the tone of the moderator's response aggravated me somewhat although I do VERY much appreciate that the moderator directed me towards a solution in their post.
I'm a teacher (during the daytime) and so I appreciate more than most that the 'learned' should value the desire of the 'learner' to 'learn'.
Less sarcasm would be appreciated by the users of the forum although we VERY much appreciate the help you give us.
A request, though; please respect the fact that we are learning and doing all we can to learn. And your place on the web is a place of knowledge. We don't always inherently understand your frustrations at being asked a question that has been asked before as we don't do your job as you don't do ours. I'm only a coder by night. During the day I teach other things.
You slapped my wrists and I'm now slapping yours.
Finishing I reiterate that, while I haven't yet finished implementing the solution, I only know of it on the basis of your post. But your job isn't to be sarcastic (if you are paid for it). It is to help the 'less learned' to learn.