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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

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2) Then Module Manager

Scroll right

3) Click New

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4) Select Search

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Scroll right

5) Click Next

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6) Enter a Title

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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

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Scroll down

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

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Scroll up and right

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

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

9) Choose whether a search button should be displayed

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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

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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

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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

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