How can I move the advanced search into the left sidebar of my homepage? No one seems to have been able to give me an answer so far and I would really like to know how this can be done. Thankyou

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Use following code in local.xml to move advanced search to left side bar on home page.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout version="0.1.0">
        <reference name="left">
            <block type="catalogsearch/advanced_form" name="catalogsearch_advanced_form" template="catalogsearch/advanced/form.phtml"/>

Hope this helps

  • Into the local.xml?
    – Oli Tuck
    Mar 22, 2016 at 12:08
  • 1
    Yes. you can put it in local.xml Mar 22, 2016 at 12:09
  • It made it appear on the homepage. But now at the top there is breadcrumbs which say 'home/catalog advanced search' which I wouldn't like to happen and also when you search it just goes to 404 page not found
    – Oli Tuck
    Mar 22, 2016 at 12:11
  • Copy catalogsearch/advanced/form.phtml file in to your theme. and modify as per your requirements. Mar 22, 2016 at 12:13
  • It is in my theme and it is identical to the original, the search isn't working
    – Oli Tuck
    Mar 22, 2016 at 12:13

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