Configure Google Custom Search Engine

  1. Go to:
  2. Log in with your Google account. Create an account if you don’t have one.
  3. Select: New search engine
  4. In “Sites to search”, enter your website URL
  5. Click: [Create]
  6. Click: [Control Panel]
  7. Copy the Search Engine ID
  8. In another browser tab, open your WordPress dashboard
  9. Open: Settings > Custom Google Search
  10. Paste your Search Engine ID here, replacing the sample
  11. Click: [Save]


  1. Customize Search Box colours
  2. Open Google Custom Search Engine control panel
  3. Click: Look and feel
  4. Click: Customize tab
  5. Set Border Color and Background Color to: 23282D
  6. Click: Search Button
  7. Set Background Color to: 999999
  8. Click: [Save]
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Drew Mathers