Create a search module in Joomla 1.5

This tutorial will show you how to create a search module in Joomla 1.5

Adding a search module will allow users to search for content on your site

1) Click Extensions


2) Then Module Manager

Scroll right

3) Click New


4) Select Search


Scroll right

5) Click Next


6) Enter a Title


If Show Title is set to Yes, the module name will be displayed on the front-end

7) Choose the position where the module should be displayed on the page


Scroll down

Here, you can set the menu in which this module will display


Scroll up and right

8) Enter the suffix for the CSS class of this module


In this example, the CSS class name of this module would be .module-search

9) Choose whether a search button should be displayed


If Search Button is set to No, the search will start after the user presses the enter key

10) Choose whether the search button will be displayed as an image


Note that in order for the search button to show up, your image must be named searchButton.gif and be uploaded to images/M_images

11) Click Advanced Parameters

This is where you can set your caching options


12) Click Save

The search form will now show up on the front-end. Let’s go to our site

The search module shows up here


That’s it! You now know how to create a search module in Joomla