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Google Ajax Search


Using this WordPress plugin you can add AJAX Search to your site. Version 1 allows for the option of having Blog Search and/or Web Search with another option for a secondary url search, ideally for flickr or another photostream. Full Style options and Widgetized for you pleasure.


Create a new topic in the forums with ‘googleajaxsearch’ and ‘dancameron’ as the tag for your support related questions.


Installation Instructions:

  1. Download the plugin and unzip it (didn’t you already do this?).
  2. Put the ‘googleajaxsearch.php’ file into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Go to the Plugins page in your WordPress Administration area and click ‘Activate’ next to Google Ajax Search.
  4. Go to Options > Google Ajax Search to configure your settings and click ‘save’.
    a. You will need an API key first.
    b. Next you will need to enter CLOSED or OPEN for the displayed search results.
    c. All other options are optional.
  5. Place the search box where you want by placing into your theme (most likely your sidebar) or simplify your life and use widget sidebars.
  6. Have fun and if you can contribute (see notes), at the very least post your likes and dislikes about the plugin linking to so your readers to find the plugin and I can see your feedback.


It doesn’t work

Read the installation guide.

It *still* doesn’t work

Open up a thread in the support forums tagged ‘googleajaxsearch’ and ‘dancameron’.

Contributors & Developers

“Google Ajax Search” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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