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Adding a Site Search to your website allows visitors to quickly locate information.   This help doc will describe how to add a Custom Google Search to your website.

Enabling a Site Search Across the Entire Site

Enabling a Site Search Across the Entire Site

Within the CMS4Schools Admin, click on Navigation Builder Home.

Select Site Search Results from the drop down menu at the top of the page content area.

Click on Main Body for the one page that exists in that category.

The following screen will display:

Creating a Google Custom Search ID

Creating a Google Custom Search ID

Use the click here link to be taken to the Google website to create the site search and obtain the code needed to add this functionality to your website.

The next screen will walk you through those steps.

To begin, click on Add and the following window will display.

  1. Enter the URL(s) of your website under Sites to Search.
  2. Provide a name for the search engine, typically your school district name.
  3. If you wish, you can utilize more advanced options by clicking on the link and following the instructions provided.
  4. Click Create.

A few more details...

A few more details...

Before grabbing the code, it is important to verify the sites to be searched.   

Click on Edit search engine near the top left and complete the following steps:

Verify sites

Verify sites

In the Sites to Search section, verify that all the sites to be included are listed.  If needed, you can add, delete, etc. URLs.

On the right side of this area, click on the Search only included sites link,  The two choices include:

  • Search only included sites
  • Search the entire web but emphasize included sites

Make your selection, then click Update.

Show results only

Show results only

Along the left navigation menu, choose Look and Feel.

Choose Results Only and then Save

Locating the Code

Locating the Code
  1. Along the left, click on Setup.
  2. At the top you will see the Basics tab.
  3. Near the middle of the page, click on Search engine ID.  Your search engine ID will display in a pop-out window allowing you to easily copy it.

Back in CMS4Schools

Back in CMS4Schools

Paste the code in Google Custom Search ID box and choose from the additional options available.  

Click Update to complete the process.

What it looks like...

What it looks like...

A similar search box will display on all pages of your website when the Include Search Box in Left Nav: option is chosen in the previous step.

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