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    If you guys see the Widgets under the WP-Admin -> Design -> Widgets section, you can see that the widget “Search” is missing a title. I want a title so users know that that is a search textbox. Is there a way on doing this?

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  • I believe you would have to edit your theme’s sidebar to accomplish this, as the Search widget has no options.

    Ahh I’d manually have to do it.

    In my sidebar.php, i did this:

    <div id="sidebar">
    		    <li class="widget-search">
                        <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/searchform.php'); ?>
    			<?php 	/* Widgetized sidebar */
    					if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar() ) : ?>

    Sorry for doubleposting but a similar problem I had was to get to the actual code for the search widget. I guess you could edit the same file. See my post below. To get a title to edit on the widget page I guess you would have to do something also with /wp-includes/widgets.php.

    This must be a well hidden secret. Nobody wants to answer, do this and that with CSS, bla,bla. Of course, don´t touch it you just want to style it. Use CSS! But, just show me the code! I want to use a jQuery input box hint:
    So to really edit the search form structure you find it here:
    In WP 2.7 it is in function get_search_form() and edit line 113.
    Hope that saves some time 🙂


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