Jekyll is great! However, it lacks one important thing compare to the other blogging systems. It’s the search function. I’ve implemented a simple Google search box in my jekyll blog. Below are the steps.
Implement a Search box
First, create a file named my_google_search.html in the _includes folder in your jekyll website directory. Add this code to the newly created html file
Replace http://yoursite.com with the URL of your site.
Next, open up your template file (usually /_includes/themes/theme-name/default.html), add this line in the head area.
Finally, add a form where you want the search box to appear
Ok, now you’re done ;)
Actually this is a very simple Google search box that can be applied for any site not just Jekyll. Simply create a form in your page and include the script in the js file and Google will do the rest for you.