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I want to remove the search bar completely from my website. I've had a hard time trying to figure this out.

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Rather try this easy way by putting it into local.xml in your theme layout folder

<layout>
  <default>
    <reference name="header">
        <remove name="top.search"/>
    </reference>
 </default>
</layout>
  • Refresh your cache after saving this code.
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Place a local.xml file in your template layout (e.g. app/design/frontend/yourpackage/yourtheme/layout/local.xml) with the following content

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout version="0.1.0">
    <default>
       <reference name="header">
         <remove name="top.search" />
       </reference>
    </default>
</layout>

If you already have a local.xml file in there, just insert the <default> node or the <remove> node accordingly.

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    Doesn't work. Just tried it on a clean install.
    – Shaughn
    Apr 29, 2015 at 22:55
  • Please try again, I've been doing it this way for a long time :) make sure you put the local.xml file in the right place and clear your cache Apr 29, 2015 at 23:29
  • What version you testing on? I have this setup correctly and the search bar does not get removed
    – Shaughn
    Apr 30, 2015 at 0:53
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It all depends on your theme, but they should all be the same. Open up the template:

app/design/frontend/[INTERFACE]/[THEME]/template/page/html/header.phtml

Then, change the following:

<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('topSearch') ?>

to:

<?php //echo $this->getChildHtml('topSearch') ?>

Clear caches and refresh. The search should disappear.

If you wanted to, you could disable the module completely, but i wouldn't recommend it as it will open up a whole new set of problems regarding dependancies, etc.

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just open your "style.css" and find code #header-search then add display: none; in it or replace with display: block; if available

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  • Perfect, Thank you! I appreciate everyone's help!
    – Wilsooo
    Apr 30, 2015 at 15:38
  • If this is useful for you please accept this as "Answer"
    – sIiiS
    May 1, 2015 at 16:07
  • Don't do following this. If it works, it doesn't mean, that its good solution
    – zhartaunik
    May 1, 2015 at 16:51
  • Why not? What will happen if I just edit the css?
    – Wilsooo
    May 1, 2015 at 17:10
  • Not happened! your search bar will be hidden as you need, I don't know why others don't accept this method and set negative rating to my answer, I am so sorry for them!!
    – sIiiS
    May 2, 2015 at 7:24

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