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The Google Search Widget adds a Google search field to your sidebar.

Your blog’s privacy needs to be set to ‘Allow search engines to index this site’ in Settings > Reading for it to be able to search content on your blog.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s added to a blog sidebar:

Google Search

Settings

Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see the widget settings look like this:

Google Search widget settings

  • Title:  Allows you to add your own custom title.
  • Button Text:  Used to change the text on the Search button.