Multisite Global Search
Does not work (4 posts)

  1. Treebeard
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I Activated the plugin across the Network, and using the search form in the template, it returns absolutely no results. I tried hacking the search form, even to include a hidden radio button (checked) but still nothing:

    <form class="ms-global-search_form" method="get" action="<?php echo get_bloginfo( 'wpurl' ).'/'.$page.'/'; ?>">
    <label for "s" class="hide">Search Terms</label><input type="text" value="Search"
    name="s" id="s"
    onblur="if (this.value == '')
    {this.value = 'Search';}"
    onfocus="if (this.value == 'Search')
    {this.value = '';}" alt="Search"  longdesc="Search this site" />
    <input type="hidden" id="searchsubmit" value="<?php _e( 'Search', 'ms-global-search' ) ?>" />
    <div style="visibility: hidden;"><input type="radio" id="ms-global-search_181444722" name="mswhere" value="all" checked='checked' /></div>

    We're not using the widget, we have a custom form already styled in the site, so I don't know what I'm missing, but if there is a way to hack the form that's coded in the template that would work.. I just don't know what else to add, to get the form to work. Any ideas?



  2. aliciagh
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #


    Sorry for the delay.

    The Multisite Global Search form can be put in your site using the widget, inserting the shortcode in a page or post, or putting one of the following lines in the template:


    Later, you can edit the style sheet including in the plugin directory to custom the form.

    Thanks for using my plugin!

  3. Treebeard
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi aliciagh,

    thanks for sending instructions. we ended up having to use a different plugin since we launched a month ago, but for future reference I'll keep this on hand. I don't understand the code that's supposed to be added to the template, just that one area where it says your_results_page. Is that supposed to be in quotes? Why isn't it wrapped in a <php> tag? You just add that code exactly as it appears? Or do you need to do anything else? Reason I ask is that some programmers forget to tell you that stuff and assume everyone else is a programmer ;) I'm not, unfortunately, so I would just copy/paste that line above and expect it to work. Maybe that's why people are reporting your plugin as Broken?

    I haven't tried the code above because I thought I could use the built in search form. I'll give it a try next time though.

    Also, I wouldn't recommend updating any styles within the plugin directory, they will be overwritten with the next plugin update, so if anyone else is reading this - it's best to add the styles to your own stylesheet.


  4. aliciagh
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi @malawimama,

    It's true, I supposed that you had some knowledge of PHP.

    For example, this is my results page for word 'e-learning': http://grial.usal.es/agora/busqueda/?mssearch=e-learning&msp=1&mswhere=all

    In my case, the name of the results page is 'busqueda' so the code that I'll have to put in my PHP template must be:

    <?php Multisite_Global_Search::ms_global_search_vertical_form('busqueda') ?>

    About the style sheet, you are right. You can copy the style from the style sheet in the plugin directory and paste it in your own stylesheet.

    Thanks a lot. I'll update the FAQ section with this explanation.

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