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How do I get my search box to transfer the search term to the search page like yours?

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  • How do I get my search box to transfer the search term to the search page like yours?

    Hello.

    I like the way your Home page search box transfers the user's search term to the search box on the search page. How did you do that?

    Thanks,
    Shelly

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    It should do that by default. So long as you are using the automatic search form ("Configure"->"Search Page"->"Form Format"->"Advanced" or "Basic")

    If you have disabled this form ("Do not generate") and you are using your own HTML search form, then it will not auto-populate and you will have to script this yourself. The search term is retrieved from the "zoom_query" variable in the HTTP GET parameters (i.e. the URL)
    --Ray
    Wrensoft Web Software
    Sydney, Australia
    Zoom Search Engine

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ray View Post
      It should do that by default. So long as you are using the automatic search form ("Configure"->"Search Page"->"Form Format"->"Advanced" or "Basic")

      If you have disabled this form ("Do not generate") and you are using your own HTML search form, then it will not auto-populate and you will have to script this yourself. The search term is retrieved from the "zoom_query" variable in the HTTP GET parameters (i.e. the URL)
      Thanks Ray. It took me a while to learn what I needed to know in order to understand your reply. But I do! Now I have another question. Should I ask it here or create another thread?

      I want to call the search_template.html with a php include. I am following the instructions as best I can but it isn't working. Some of the words are there, but not the search box or the search results.

      Can you help me with that?

      Shelly

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Shelly View Post
        Thanks Ray. It took me a while to learn what I needed to know in order to understand your reply. But I do! Now I have another question. Should I ask it here or create another thread?

        I want to call the search_template.html with a php include. I am following the instructions as best I can but it isn't working. Some of the words are there, but not the search box or the search results.

        Can you help me with that?

        Shelly
        Nevermind! I found my mistake. It is working now. Thanks, Shelly

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