Embedding google search box within Confluence pages

Hi, I am unable to find an appropriate response to this question in the forums or online. Are we able to embed a standard google search box within our Confluence pages? So that entering our search term into this box within a Confluence page would take us to the results page on google.

Is this something that can be done?

Thanks,

Tim

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Basically there are two ways of doing this:

Globally:

You can insert a google search box at the bottom (or wherever else you like) by injecting html via javascript. Browse to Administration > Look and Feel > Custom HTML > "At end of the BODY" > Edit, paste the following:

<script type="text/javascript">
AJS.$('#main').append('<form method="get" action="http://www.google.com/search">\
<input type="text" name="q" maxlength="255" />\
<input type="submit" value="Google Search" />\
</form>');
</script>

Per Page:

If you don't want a search box on every page, it's also possible to create you own macro which you can do at Administration > Configuration > User Macros and using the following (rendered) html:

<form method="get" action="http://www.google.com/search">
<input type="text" name="q" maxlength="255" />
<input type="submit" value="Google Search" />
</form>

Good luck!

That's worked like a dream! Thanks Dennis, and Happy Christmas!

Good to hear Tim, please mark the question as answered so that more people can use this information :) Merry Christmas to you too!

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