garbonzo... Your idea works great! Since I have my install in a directory I want hidden from the public your solution didn't quite work. After
inserting the action command into my search feild
I got a reply from the search, but the URL showed my hidden directory.
Here's how I figured out how to hide the directory:
1- Copied the /wpinstall/index.php file and renamed it "search.php" and copied it to my root.
2- Changed line four of "search.php" to reflect the path to my hidden directory:
3- Opened up the searchform.php in my theme.
4- Replaced the the "action" command to /wpinstall/index.php
instead of <?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?> <--THANKS TO garbonzo
5- Saved the searchform.php to searchform-mail.php and uploaded that file to my theme.
6- In the header.php in my theme I changed the
<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/searchform.php'); ?> to read: <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/searchform-main.php'); ?></div> and it worked like a champ.
Now my search reply comes back with:
It's a bit cumbersome, but it worked for me