This component allows you to add Google's Custom Search Engine (CSE) Search to your Joomla site using the latest Google CSE API.
The search results are displayed right inside your Joomla page!
No more popup page. No more diversion to other pages.
The googleSearch (CSE) Module
Note that there is an accompanying googleSearch (CSE) Module that allows you to add a Google search form as a module. This means that you can place the search form in any module position you like. The Google Search Result will be displayed by this component.
v3.0.7 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Dec 23, 2016
Support for https - resolved one more Mixed Content warning in the "Powered by Google" image
Changed the installation method to "Upgrade" so that you now do not need to uninstall before installing the new version.
v3.0.6 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Dec 14, 2016
Added new parameter: usehttps. Set this to "Yes" if your site is using https. Default is "No". This resolves the mixed content warning if you are using SSL certificate for your site - "Mixed Content: The page was loaded over HTTPS, but requested an insecure script 'http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=...'. This request has been blocked; the content must be served over HTTPS."
Added new parameter: openlinkinsame_window. Set this to "Yes" if you want links to open in the same window. Default is "Yes". If set to "No", links will open in a new window.
v3.0.5 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Sep 8, 2016
Support for PHP7
v3.0.4 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Sep 15, 2015
This latest version resolves potential Cross Site Scripting.
If you are using this component (any versions, including Joomla 1,0, 1,5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.6 and 3.0 and abvoe), please MAKE SURE you update to the latest version.
v3.0.3 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Sep 10, 2015
Support for the latest Joomla 3.4.4!
v3.0.2 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Feb 14, 2015
Support for the latest Joomla 3.3.6!
v1.6 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5 (for Joomla 2.5)
Released March 15, 2012
Native version of the googleSearch (CSE) component for Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5!
Please click on the demo link above. You can try keywords such as "menu", "joomla", "treeview", etc.
Running googleSearch with sh404SEF
If you are using the googleSearch component together with sh404SEF:
1. Go to sh404SEF Configuration.
2. Click the "By Component" tab.
3. Look for the component "googleSearch(CSE)", and set the first column as "skip".
4. Don't forget to click "Save".
Please also make sure you read the following article:
Running googleSearch with sh404SEF: fixing the error 'JFolder::folder: Path is not a folder: /language'