Well, to be honest i am completely new, not only to Craft but to most PHP stuff as well. I am currently trying to setup a search for my page but i seem to miss a crucial step and can not find any tutorials on what to do.

On my front/ index page i included

<form action="{{ url('search/results') }}">
<input type="search" name="q" placeholder="Search">
<input type="submit" value="Go">

as stated in the Craft Documentation.

I have also set up a single page for my search results with the code from the Documentation as well:

<h1>Search Results</h1>
{% set query = craft.request.getParam('q') %}
{% set entries = craft.entries.search(query).order('score') %}
{% if entries|length %}
<p>{{ entries|length }} results:</p>
    {% for entry in entries %}
        <li><a href="{{ entry.url }}">{{ entry.title }}</a></li>
    {% endfor %}
{% else %}
<p>Your search for “{{ query }}” didn’t return any results.</p>
{% endif %}

So, now if i try to search at the index page and hit enter, it just reloads the index page with the search term


So for sure i am missing a step here and am not loading the right page. I guess it should be stated in {{ url('search/results') }}, but i have no idea what to put there.

Would be great if anybody could help me or at least point me to a tutorial that focuses on setting up a site search in Craft CMS.

  • In your code do you close the <form> as you aren't in your example Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 9:22
  • sure ;) it just got pushed to the next line and disappeared here, fixed that. thanks
    – Tobias Dax
    Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 10:16

1 Answer 1


Inside of the <form action="{{ url('search/results') }}"> You define which page should be redirected to when the search form is submitted.

"search/results" would go to the search folder looking for the results.(html / twig).

If you want to redirect to another page you should name the folder (which is "search" now) then the template name. This can be static without creating a "Single" for that page.

If you did create a single that uses that template and you want to go through your single you can just put the slug of the created Single inside your form action.


You made a folder in craft/templates/ named: search, inside that folder you make a file named: results.

So the file structure would be craft/templates/search/results.twig and the form action would be: <form action="{{ url('search/results') }}">

This way you can just use the preset search template the craft docs offer you. You could also change "results.twig/html" to index.html and then your form action wouldn't need the /results so your action would look like: <form action="{{ url('search') }}">

But I see you get redirect to /index.php/ aswell so I should try rmeoving that by changing your .htaccess file and maybe your general.php.

You can find instructions on how to do that here: https://craftcms.com/support/remove-index.php


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