Can I change the words "Search Confluence" in the Confluence search field?

Can I change the words "Search Confluence" in the Confluence search field?

4 answers

1 accepted

0 votes
Accepted answer

Sandro has answered this question in my unintentional similar posting:

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/20506/change-the-default-text-in-the-search-box.

We did that in Confluence 4 with some JavaScript in Browse => Confluence Admin => Look and Feel => Custom HTML:

<script>
AJS.toInit(function ($) {
    AJS.applySearchPlaceholders = function (scope) {
        var CUSTOM_PLACEHOLDER = "YOUR PLACEHOLDER";

        $searchBox = $("#quick-search-query");
		$searchBox.attr("placeholder", CUSTOM_PLACEHOLDER);
		$searchBox.closest("form").find("input[type='submit']").val(CUSTOM_PLACEHOLDER);

        $searchBox.data("quicksearch", {
            placeholder: $searchBox.attr("placeholder") || $searchBox.closest("form").find("input[type='submit']").val(),
            placeholded: true
        });

        if (!$.browser.safari) {
            $searchBox.val($searchBox.data("quicksearch").placeholder);
            $searchBox.addClass("placeholded");

            $searchBox.focus(function () {
                var $this = $(this);
                if ($this.data("quicksearch").placeholded) {
                    $this.data("quicksearch").placeholded = false;
                    $this.val("");
                    $this.removeClass("placeholded");
                }
            });

            $searchBox.blur(function () {
                var $this = $(this);
                if ($this.data("quicksearch").placeholder && (/^\s*$/).test($this.val())) {
                    $this.val($this.data("quicksearch").placeholder);
                    $this.data("quicksearch").placeholded = true;
                    $this.addClass("placeholded");
                }
            });
        } else {
            $searchBox.type = "search";
            $searchBox.attr("results", 10);
            $searchBox.attr("placeholder", $searchBox.data("quicksearch").placeholder);
            $searchBox.val("");
        }
    };
    AJS.applySearchPlaceholders();
});
</script>

Dont't forget to replace "YOUR PLACEHOLDER" with the text you want to display.

PS: Please stop asking the same question over and over again.

For Doc Theme specificially, you can change this by modifying the following in confluence-install/confluence/WEB-INF/classes/com/atlassian/confluence/setup/atlassian-bundled-plugins.zip/doctheme-x.x.x.jar/doctheme/i18n.properties:

doctheme.global.search.name = Search Confluence

For more details on how to edit files within JAR archives, please refer to this page.

For other themes that inherits from the default one, you can modify this particular line using this method:

quick.search.submit=Search
0 votes
David Simpson Community Champion Oct 28, 2011
This should Be straightforward with a bit of JavaScript, or you could create a partial language pack to do the same job.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Feb 06, 2019 in Confluence

Try out the new editing experience

Hi team, I’m Avinoam, a product manager on Confluence Cloud, and today I’m really excited to let the Community know that all customers can now try out the new editing experience and see some of the ...

1,116 views 59 8
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you