How to get rid of search box on a wordpress template

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Hi Gang

You see this site: Martial Arts Wembley - Taekwon-Do Warriors Club - there is a search box top right I want to get rid of, I assume I will have to take some code out?

Anybody know which part of the editor I go to to safely remove it, or which code to remove?

Many thanks
Phil
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  • Profile picture of the author Preben Frenning
    W00t! Taekwon Do! I'm a black belt
    Anyways, it seems the search box is in the header.

    Open header.php, and remove <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/searchform.php"); ?>

    I assume that would remove it. (I'm not a programmer, nor a WP guru, but using common sense, and looking at the code have worked wonders for me =))

    Simply removing searchform.php, might also work.

    Remember to back up everything in case it messes up the theme! (The files you change)

    I hope that helps,
    - Preben
    • Profile picture of the author ptone
      Originally Posted by Preben Frenning View Post

      Open header.php, and remove <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/searchform.php"); ?>
      I highly recommend that instead of removing that line of code, you comment out that line of code. Everything between the comment tags will be ignored.

      Use <!-- before the code you want "removed" and --> afterward. So that

      <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/searchform.php"); ?>

      becomes

      <!--<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/searchform.php"); ?>-->

      I know you stated to back it up first, but it would be so much easier to just remove the comment tags than to restore from backup if something goes wrong.
  • Profile picture of the author phil.wheatley
    Hey thanks guys for your help, commenting it out seems to be the way forward, I'll try that now.

    @Preben, cool, black belt! Although the site is for another guy, not me, although I'm in fact a black belt at Kung Fu instead...I feel a battle of the "which is the best martial arts" coming on lol.

    Anyway, thanks again guys for the help

    Phil
    • Profile picture of the author Preben Frenning
      @phil.wheatley - No need for discussion, I'll just admit that kung fu is better
      I got my black belt when I was 12, which is over 8 years ago, so I can't say I'm a "Selv-defense machine" atm :p

      And @ptone and @Gail_Curran - Great tip! I have just learned wordpress by myself, so it will DEFINITELY be used in blog creation later

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