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WP Google Search

This plugin gives a very simple way to integrate Google Search into your WordPress site.

9 reviews
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4.4 out of 5 stars
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Great job
By , for WP 4.1

Thank for the plugin, works great. Well done.

Good job and support !
By , for WP 4.0

Good job and support ! While I didn't need to post a support request I was able to figure out some details that helped.

Thanks and good job :-)

LUV it! And it works great with WP 4.0 too!
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It searches everything in my sites: pages, bbpress topics, tablepress, flickr images, even PDFs. A very important plugin!

Problem
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If you look at my site you will see what is wrong site.daisy.com.ua. White big border around all my search box. How can I fix it and make t transparent? Thank you!

easy to use simple
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works great, thanks!

Happy after trying several Google CSE plugins
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I tried several Google Custom Search Engine plugins and had problems (bugs) or issues (things I didn't like) about all of them.

WP Google Custom Search however was super easy to setup and works great.

Two things I found odd:
1) It's unusual in the WP community to have a plugin you activate and THEN you have to go to the settings page and click a check box to actually enable. The only plugins I know of that do this are cache related. Anyway, just unusual UX, not awful and obviously because this plugin can't do anything until you enter your Google CSE ID number.

2) It's not obvious from the settings page that you auto create a page with a slug of search_gcse and that users can go to the page itself and rename the slug to change it.

Developer suggestions:
Provide a sample of what a Google CSE ID actually looks like. I know they vary a little, but it'd be helpful to know if it's the whole ID, the adsense ID, etc... which can be a bit confusing.

Provide a note below the Search Page Target URL that read "You can change the url slug for this page by editing the page itself" or something like that.

Good job
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Works right out of the box.
I tried a lot of Google search plugins, but only this one worked well.
Thanks!

very good
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this is the first Google search plugin that works fine for me without coding or css settings

Quick plug and play...
By , for WP 3.8.1

I just installed this plugin but so far the search results are soooooo much better than the default. The plugin doesn't have too many options, most everything you take care of on the Google side of things. The CSS is easy to change within your own stylesheet so no need to dig around or change code to get it to fit in with the styling on your site.

Thank you much! Cheers!

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