Add A Permanent Joomla Article Search Field In Administration Area

Being able to search for Joomla content articles while in any area of the Joomla administration area, will boost the speed of article edit. This guide will show how to add an article search field to the head area.

article search field

The Method

  1. Make a duplicate of the default admin template
  2. Edit index.php and add the search field as the first child element within the <header> element.
<header class="header<?php echo $header_is_light ? ' header-inverse' : ''; ?>">
<form action="index.php?option=com_content&view=articles" method="post">
   <div class="btn-wrapper input-append">
      <input name="filter[search]" id="filter_search" value="" placeholder="Search" data-original-title="" title="" type="text">
      <button type="submit" class="btn hasTooltip" title="" data-original-title="Search">
         <span class="icon-search"></span>
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