Support » Fixing WordPress » search widget not showing in sidebar

  • I am trying to get the search widget to appear on the left sidebar on my site. It is currently active and has been added to the left sidebar, but is not visible. I’ve tried deleting my cache and reloading in both IE and Firefox, but it’s not showing. My site is

    Anyone have any ideas? I’ve been search through the forum but can’t find anything.

Viewing 7 replies - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • I am having the same problem. I haven’t added any scripts to the sidebar, it’s pure widgets. Did you ever solve your problem?

    I’m chiming in on this topic also. Did anyone ever find a fix?

    In investigating this issue I noticed that if the search box is called in the header, it won’t show up as widgets in any sidebars.

    Raimy- Thanks for tracking that down.

    To clarify:

    In order to get the search box to reappear in the sidebar as a widget, what do you have to do?


    Ryan S


    It should work even if it is added to the header.. please verify the code for search:

    <?php if ( is_search() ) { ?><?php echo $s; ?> | <? bloginfo(‘name’); ?><?php } ?>

    Make sure that the correct code has been added at the correct place.

    I’m having the same problem.

    Ryan, the conditional statement refers to the current page being the search results page, not to the search widget.

    Did anyone else come across this issue and might have a solution?

    bump…I just noticed this is happenning to me too should have a search widget on the bottom right above the category drop down…

Viewing 7 replies - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • The topic ‘search widget not showing in sidebar’ is closed to new replies.