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The Custom Search Gadgets Are Broken

We've seen a number of reports, in the recent past, in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, about inability to search Blogger blogs.

It appears that the problem is with the Google "Custom Search". Both the Google gadget (available from the CSE website), and the Blogger native gadget (available from "Add a Gadget"), appear to be broken. The current workaround is to install a direct blog search, as an "HTML / JavaScript" gadget.

The direct blog search offers few options, such as the ability to offer contextual web searches, offered by the CSE search. Right now, though, it appears to be the only option available.

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ob session said…
Thanks much!
I am also one who reported at the end of last year that all of a sudden the original Search box from Blogger broke and did not get any positive response.
Thank to your post and link, I installed the html solution you offer, thanks much!
Regards
http://daisilicious.blogspot.com/
Kevin Browne said…
Great stuff!
20 minutes ago I added the
'standard' widget to my blog.

It did not work, so I went to forum, found your reply to a previous question, came her and wallah!
problem solved.
thanks a lot.
Kevin

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