Search shows fine in chrome but not in IE8- looking at the code the DIV block-search-form simply isn't there. This occurs in different themes and also if I change where search should be displayed.

I'm on a fresh install of 7.12 with commerce kickstart, internationalization and other pretty standard modules.

Any ideas?

  • Does the search block appear in IE9?
    – dimitril
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 15:17
  • I'm afraid not. If the code were there I would assume it's a CSS issue. I'm just starting with Drupal so I don't know what other IE issues exist. Thanks.
    – JWS
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 17:59
  • I just realized that if I logout of Drupal the search disappears in Chrome as well. So it's not a browser issue. Any other ideas?
    – JWS
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 18:16

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Judging from your commments it's a permission issue. To solve it select People -> Permissions from the admin menu (or use the path admin/people/permissions) then look for Search and give 'Use search' (and possibly 'Use advanced search') permissions to the roles you want.

  • That was it! Thanks a lot. I'm new to using a CMS so I'm still not thinking of permissions when in comes to troubleshooting. Must. change. mindset. ;-)
    – JWS
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 19:42

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