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<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script>
  window.Squarespace.onInitialize(Y, function(){  
		$(".sqs-search-ui-text-input .search-input::placeholder").html(function() { 
          return $(this).html().replace("Search", "new text");  
    });
	});
</script>

 

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1 hour ago, tuanphan said:

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.0/jquery.min.js"></script> <script> window.Squarespace.onInitialize(Y, function(){ $(".sqs-search-ui-text-input .search-input::placeholder").html(function() { return $(this).html().replace("Search", "new text"); }); }); </script>

Thank you so much @tuanphan. I'm afraid that didn't actually work 😞

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On 6/10/2020 at 6:08 PM, therealmiguel said:

Thank you so much @tuanphan. I'm afraid that didn't actually work 😞

 

6 minutes ago, sandrakeus said:

I'm also looking for a solution. The code above doesn't work for me either. I'm on Squarespace 7.0 / Brine.

Try again with

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script>
  $(document).ready(function() {
	$(".sqs-search-ui-text-input .search-input").attr('placeholder','new text');
});
</script>

 

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3 minutes ago, therealmiguel said:

@tuanphan Thank you so much again for your help with the search placeholder query above. 

 

Do you happen to know how to change the colour of the search box border on 7.1:  https://miguelmateas.com/daily-picks

Thanks again! 

Miguel

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.sqs-search-ui-button-wrapper.color-dark .search-input {
    border-color: red;
}

 

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19 hours ago, theresa.southern said:

This did not work for me to replace search input placeholder text. Using 7.1. Is that the problem?

Can you share link to page where you use search input? I can check easier.

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On 6/15/2020 at 11:36 AM, tuanphan said:

 

Try again with


<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script>
  $(document).ready(function() {
	$(".sqs-search-ui-text-input .search-input").attr('placeholder','new text');
});
</script>

 

 

This code still doesn't work for me. But I found a solution that worked for me in mean time.

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On 6/15/2020 at 5:36 AM, tuanphan said:

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.0/jquery.min.js"></script> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $(".sqs-search-ui-text-input .search-input").attr('placeholder','new text'); }); </script>

Hi @tuanphan

I also can't get this code to work for me - I'd like to just change the Search placeholder text in the top navigation of this website to "Search by Artist": www.williamchambersart.com - Any help would be appreciated!

Edited by Leda_Atomika
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Hi @Leda_Atomika

Thanks to @tuanphan


@sandrakeus @theresa.southern Please share your website address.
Use this code for your website.

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script>
 $(document).ready(function() {
	$(".Header-search .Header-search-form-input").attr('placeholder','new text');
});
</script>

Please use the like button if it helps you!

Best,
Leopold

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21 hours ago, IXStudio said:

Hi @Leda_Atomika

Thanks to @tuanphan


@sandrakeus @theresa.southern Please share your website address.
Use this code for your website.


<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script>
 $(document).ready(function() {
	$(".Header-search .Header-search-form-input").attr('placeholder','new text');
});
</script>

Please use the like button if it helps you!

Best,
Leopold

Hi Leopold - Thank you for your answer, however I get a syntax error on <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.0/jquery.min.js">

Apologies if it's a simple fix, I am clueless on this... thank you!

The site is:  Version 7.0– Brine family (Jaunt template) 

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Hi - when I try this code (Tuan's), it makes all my buttons stop being the same width. I couldn't leave the code in my site so I can't show an example, but this is all the code I have in my site:

Any assistance would be helpful as re-naming the search text would clarify my UX quite a bit... 

Thank you!

/* Small Button Styling */
.sqs-block-button-element--small {
 width: 35% !important;
}

/* Medium Button Styling */
.sqs-block-button-element--medium {
 width: 55% !important;
}

/* Large Button Styling */
.sqs-block-button-element--large {
 width: 55% !important;
}

/* Newer posts */
nav.blog-list-pagination .prev-label {
    visibility: hidden;
}
nav.blog-list-pagination .prev-label:before {
    visibility: visible;
    content: "More Posts";
}
/* Older posts */
nav.blog-list-pagination .next-label {
    visibility: hidden;
}
nav.blog-list-pagination .next-label:after {
    visibility: visible;
    content: "More Posts";
  font-size: 26px !important;
  font-weight: 500;
}
/* Summary Block Styling */
.sqs-block-summary-v2 {
.summary-title,
.summary-heading {
font-family: Futura;
font-weight: 500;
font-size: 24px !important;
color: 042426;
 } }
/* Hide Shop Categories */
.products.collection-content-wrapper .nested-category-children {
  
  display: none;
  
  }

//--Slideshow: Reel Buttons
.gallery-reel-control-btn {color: #000000}
.gallery-reel-control-btn::before{background-color: #F7F6F3}

/* Mobile Menu Font */
.header-menu-nav-item a {
    font-size: 18px;
}

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On 3/17/2021 at 5:49 AM, coriwhat said:

Hi - when I try this code (Tuan's), it makes all my buttons stop being the same width. I couldn't leave the code in my site so I can't show an example, but this is all the code I have in my site:

Any assistance would be helpful as re-naming the search text would clarify my UX quite a bit... 

Thank you!

/* Small Button Styling */
.sqs-block-button-element--small {
 width: 35% !important;
}

/* Medium Button Styling */
.sqs-block-button-element--medium {
 width: 55% !important;
}

/* Large Button Styling */
.sqs-block-button-element--large {
 width: 55% !important;
}

/* Newer posts */
nav.blog-list-pagination .prev-label {
    visibility: hidden;
}
nav.blog-list-pagination .prev-label:before {
    visibility: visible;
    content: "More Posts";
}
/* Older posts */
nav.blog-list-pagination .next-label {
    visibility: hidden;
}
nav.blog-list-pagination .next-label:after {
    visibility: visible;
    content: "More Posts";
  font-size: 26px !important;
  font-weight: 500;
}
/* Summary Block Styling */
.sqs-block-summary-v2 {
.summary-title,
.summary-heading {
font-family: Futura;
font-weight: 500;
font-size: 24px !important;
color: 042426;
 } }
/* Hide Shop Categories */
.products.collection-content-wrapper .nested-category-children {
  
  display: none;
  
  }

//--Slideshow: Reel Buttons
.gallery-reel-control-btn {color: #000000}
.gallery-reel-control-btn::before{background-color: #F7F6F3}

/* Mobile Menu Font */
.header-menu-nav-item a {
    font-size: 18px;
}

Hi. Do you still need help? Can you share link to page where you add search box?

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On 3/25/2021 at 11:59 AM, monicam93 said:

Hi I'm on 7.1 and having the same problem.

https://ibb.co/VDPfcv3

Diversify.film

I want to change the placeholder text.

I used this:

 

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script>
 $(document).ready(function() {
	$(".Header-search .Header-search-form-input").attr('placeholder','new text');
});
</script>

Screen Shot 2021-03-25 at 12.58.29 AM.png

Hi,

Settings > Advanced > Code Injection

Not Custom CSS

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  • 4 months later...

Hi Guys

The above code works for me which is great and I have managed to change the text that appears in the searchbox but is it possible to make the text bold?

I have tried a few things but no luck

 

thanks
Jay

 

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  • 7 months later...

Hello,

Is there any chance to change the placeholder text in search textbox with CSS?
I am on personal 7.1, and would like to translate the placeholder text in search textbox and newsletter block textboxes.

Thank you.

Edited by black_rooster
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