Change text in Search Form (4 posts)

  1. lovelywren
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi! I'm using the search widget in my left (primary) sidebar, and I would like to be able to change the text in the search box. I tried changing this code from the searchform.php file:

    <form method="get" class="searchform themeform" action="<?php echo home_url('/'); ?>">
    <input type="text" class="search" name="s" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value='<?php _e('To search type and hit enter','hueman'); ?>';" onfocus="if(this.value=='<?php _e('To search type and hit enter','hueman'); ?>')this.value='';" value="<?php _e('To search type and hit enter','hueman'); ?>" />

    I replaced all the 'To search type and hit enter' in the above code with the text of my choice, but nothing happened. I"m not sure what I actually need to modify, and it seems to be different for every theme (even if you are using the built in WordPress search widget) - I would appreciate any help! Thanks!


  2. aolaru
    Posted 1 year ago #


    Alternate method (doesn't involve code level changes): Hueman theme comes with the .mo and .po files, which are used for translation in different languages (the two files are located in ..//wp-content/themes/hueman/languages). Using Poedit (download it from here) open the en_US.po file and "translate" the "To search type and hit enter" to something of your choice. Save & upload the en_US.po file to your server and that's it.


  3. lovelywren
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks - but one more question. I've never uploaded a file to my server! I manage everything completely with the wordpress dashboard. I'm hosted through dreamhost. Can you tell me how exactly to upload a file to the server? Thanks!

  4. Alexander Agnarson
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    This may be helpful: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/FTP

    I'd recommend using FileZilla - great free FTP software.

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