Zen cart is easily one of the best ecommerce platforms out there. One of the things that sets it apart from other online shopping cart programs is it’s wide range of native features and functionality. If you own, operate, or work with zen cart websites, you are probably familiar with the search box feature. Most often, this box is found in, or near the header area. It is a very useful feature which allows customers to search your store using certain keywords and/or phrases. It is a very convenient way for your customers to find what they are looking for more quickly, and can provide a smoother, more enjoyable shopping experience.
While the search box is a convenient feature for customers, there are a few reasons why you might want to remove it. For fans of a clean, uncluttered layout, the search box can be removed for design purposes. This is especially true when it comes to responsive design. Mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, etc. have very limited screen space, so removing the search box in the header can give you a lot more room to work with on these devices.
Whatever your reason for removing the search box, it is a pretty easy thing to do. The first step is to open your zen cart admin area. Go to the Tools menu, and navigate to the ‘Layout Boxes Controller’ screen. Once there, look around until you find the ‘search_header.php’ option. Select this, and you will see two options, which should both be set to ‘on’. All you need to do to disable the search box in the header is to set both of these to ‘off’. Save your changes, and take a look at your newly decluttered header area!