How to Create a Google Custom Search Engine in a Joomla Site

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How to Create a Google Custom Search Engine in a Joomla Site

This tutorial will show you step by step how to create a Google custom search engine for your Joomla site (and/or another site) in your Joomla site.

Download

We are going to be using an excellent Joomla extension called googleSearch (CSE) component . Click here to go directly to the download page.

Download the extension of your respective Joomla version.

 

Install

Go to Extensions >> Install/Uninstall >> Browse… >> Upload File & Install

 

Set Up Custom Search Engine in Google

Click here to go to the Google Custom Search Engine Configuration page directly. Click on Create a Custom Search Engine.

The first step (1. Setup up your search engine) is self-explanatory. Configure appropriately.

The only tricky part is the syntax for the “Sites to search”. In the example, I have it so that only results from www.ostraining.com and www.joomlatraining.com show up in the…

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