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The sidebar has a search function but it's not working.

I have a custom front page (home.php) that the htaccess is pointing as the main front page.

However, the search function requires the /index.php before it to work (otherwise the search doesn't work... try a random search to see what I mean).

How can I fix this? I.e. allow the search function to append the /index.php into the form action?

See code snippet below.
<form method="get" id="searchform" action="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>">
<div><input type="text" value="<?php the_search_query(); ?>" name="s" id="s" />
<input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="Search" />
</div>
</form>

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Question by:zzargo
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by:dosth
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<form method="get" id="searchform" action="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/index.php">
<div><input type="text" value="<?php the_search_query(); ?>" name="s" id="s" />
<input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="Search" />
</div>
</form>
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by:zzargo
ID: 21769179
I tried that, but that doesn't seem to work... check out the site again. ANy other ideas?
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by:dosth
ID: 21769467
can you hardcode this for checking

<form method="get" id="searchform" action="http://www.acqyr.com/Positive_Affirmations/index.php">
<div><input type="text" value="<?php the_search_query(); ?>" name="s" id="s" />
<input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="Search" />
</div>
</form>
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by:zzargo
ID: 21769532
Hi there,

still doesn't seem to work (give it a try yourself with the new code)
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by:dosth
ID: 21769791
it works, can you tell me where you edited the search form?

please create a test.html page and add the below code
<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</head>
 
<body>
<form method="get" id="searchform" action="http://www.acqyr.com/Positive_Affirmations/index.php">
<div><input type="text" value="" name="s" id="s" />
<input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="Search" />
</div>
</form>
</body>
</html>

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by:zzargo
ID: 21769828
I understand that it should work... but try doing the search yourself on the site to see what I mean. It doesn't append the /index.php to it.

This is a Wordpress install. I put the code in the searchform.php file in the Theme directory.

/wp-content/themes/default/searchform.php
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by:dosth
ID: 21770053
modify the searchformp.php

with this code

<form method="get" id="searchform" action="http://www.acqyr.com/Positive_Affirmations/index.php">
<div><input type="text" value="<?php the_search_query(); ?>" name="s" id="s" />
<input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="Search" />
</div>
</form>

if you add this i am able to see this in view source
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by:zzargo
ID: 21770382
That's what I mean... it's there! Identical to what you have pasted.

I have that in the file, but for some reason it's not showing it in the source for me either.

Is there another location that the searchform.php file is called in Wordpress? I don't understand why this doesn't work!
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by:dosth
ID: 21770499
ohhhhhhhhh

you are using the default theme only and modifying the searchformp.php page right

just for testing can you rename this page and test
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by:zzargo
ID: 21770647
I renamed it... and it still seems to function but incorrectly... how the heck does that even still work!? It must not be used at all!

Any ideas?
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by:zzargo
ID: 21770671
HMm... it's using the Search widget within the "presentation > widget" area of Wordpress
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by:dosth
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then it is refereing to wrong theme, if i rename searchform.php i get error so it is some thing with theme, please check what theme you have selected

include(/home/fms/public_html/wp-content/themes/default/searchform.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/fmspublic_html/wp-content/themes/default/sidebar.php on line 6

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/home/fms/public_html/wp-content/themes/default/searchform.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/fms/public_html/wp-content/themes/default/sidebar.php on line 6
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by:zzargo
ID: 21770856
No, it is using the right theme.

The problem is that it is using the Search widget, as explained above... and the search widget doesn't reference the searchform.php file at all.

How can I adjust that?
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please check here
/public_html/wp-includes/widgets.php
line 438

function wp_widget_search
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by:zzargo
ID: 21771141
YES! Thank you! It was actually on line 411 for me... i added the /index.php to it:

            <form id="searchform" method="get" action="<?php bloginfo('home'); ?>/index.php">
                  <div>
                  <input type="text" name="s" id="s" size="15" /><br />
                  <input type="submit" value="<?php echo attribute_escape(__('Search')); ?>" />
                  </div>
                  </form>

And it works!!

Awesome, thanks so much for taking so much time with this! :)
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glad to help and learn
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