Google Custom Search?

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Do you want to add a Google search form to your site? Try this:

Admin CP -> Appearance -> Templates -> forum_list

Add the red code, and change the blue code to your domain name:

Rich (BB code):

<xen:container var="$head.canonical"><link rel="canonical" href="{xen:link 'canonical:index'}" /></xen:container>
<xen:if is="{$xenOptions.boardDescription}"><xen:container var="$head.description">
	<meta name="description" content="{$xenOptions.boardDescription}" /></xen:container></xen:if>
<xen:container var="$head.openGraph">
	<xen:include template="open_graph_meta">
		<xen:set var="$url">{xen:link 'canonical:index'}</xen:set>
		<xen:set var="$title">{$xenOptions.boardTitle}</xen:set>

<xen:hook name="forum_list_nodes">
	<xen:if is="{$renderedNodes}"><xen:include template="node_list" /></xen:if>
	<xen:edithint template="sidebar.css" />

	<div class="section">
		<div class="secondaryContent">
			<h3>Google This Site</h3>
			<form method="get" action="">
				<input type="text" name="q" placeholder="Search..." size="31" maxlength="255" value="" /><br />
				<input type="hidden" name="sitesearch" value="" />
				<input type="submit" value="Search" />

	<xen:hook name="forum_list_sidebar">
		<xen:include template="sidebar_online_users" />
		<!-- block: forum_stats -->
		<div class="section">
			<div class="secondaryContent statsList" id="boardStats">
				<h3>{xen:phrase forum_statistics}</h3>
				<div class="pairsJustified">
					<dl class="discussionCount"><dt>{xen:phrase discussions}:</dt>
						<dd>{xen:number $boardTotals.discussions}</dd></dl>
					<dl class="messageCount"><dt>{xen:phrase messages}:</dt>
						<dd>{xen:number $boardTotals.messages}</dd></dl>
					<dl class="memberCount"><dt>{xen:phrase members_count}:</dt>
						<dd>{xen:number $boardTotals.users}</dd></dl>
					<dl><dt>{xen:phrase latest_member}:</dt>
						<dd><xen:username user="$boardTotals.latestUser" /></dd></dl>
					<!-- slot: forum_stats_extra -->
		<!-- end block: forum_stats -->
		<xen:include template="sidebar_share_page">
			<xen:set var="$url">{xen:link canonical:index}</xen:set>
It will show in the sidebar on the index page, like this:

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Active member
Will this work with Adsense search code as well? We'd like to incorporate adsense search into our forum. I'm sure others would like this too.

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Sorry I don't use Adsense. I am only familiar with their site search feature.

If Adsense offers a different search feature then you can probably find that inside of your Adsense account.