Google custom search

Google custom search 1.4

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.2
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Replaces XenForo search with Google custom search.

(Example of Google custom search)


(Example of Options page)


Setup step 1:

Go to the Google custom search start page:

  1. Click the GET STARTED link.
  2. Click the "create an instance of a Custom Search Engine" link.
  3. Click the Control Panel link.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Add your forum URL and Create.
Setup step 2:

Go to the Google custom search options page in XenForo and enter your Search engine ID.

Setup step 3:

Go to the Google custom search setup page:

Select Image search.


Select Full width layout.


Disable the Automatic thumbnails in search results option.


Enable Results Browsing History and set Link Target to _self.

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Google custom search v1.4 changes: Now compatible with XF 2.2 and newer.
  2. See description

    Google custom search v1.3 changes: Added andy_googlecustomsearch.less template.
  3. See description

    Google custom search v1.2 changes: Added options page for easier configuration.