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Search with own theme doesn't work


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10 January 2010 at 11:59am 25 Posts

I created my own theme an recognized, the search functionality doesn't work. I red the search tutorial - the necessary code is already in the Page.php file.
If I use 'blackcandy' the search works, if I use my own theme, it does not.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance,


10 January 2010 at 5:22pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Have you got a template for the result listing in your custom theme? This is the template for the results page - so if you don't have one you won't see any results. If thats not the issue you might want to explain a bit better what isn't working.


10 January 2010 at 9:19pm 25 Posts

I have a in my template.
And I don't know why, but after switching back to my template, it works. Yesterday I tried serveral hours to get it work, cleared the cache, rebuildt the db and so on. Is there any other option I have to set (that may be automatically is done when switching the template)?
So long, thank you for your reply.


10 January 2010 at 10:38pm (Last edited: 10 January 2010 10:45pm), 25 Posts

I try to modify things with searching - translation and layout - and the same behaviour like upstairs described occurs.
After some tests the SearchForm jumps to my homepage and don't show results.
If I switch the theme to blackcandy and back everything works fine, again...
Does anybody has a explaination for that?
My theme directory looks like this:

--------[dir] Layout

I found out, that the HTML form-tag isn't filled, if I use my own theme. If I switch to blackcandy the following form tag is rendered:

<form enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded" method="get" action="/contact-us/SearchForm" id="SearchForm_SearchForm">

In my template it only looks like this:


I have no idea, what's the reason for that.
Thank you in advance,


11 January 2010 at 12:13am 25 Posts

Oh my god, I'm so stupid...
I wrapped the form in my template within an empty form tag, I used for test reasons...