Joomla 3 – 0 (zero) appearing before search module

Problem:

When using the default Joomla 3 search module and the button is turned off a 0 appears near the search box.

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Solution:

Possibly more of a workaround until Joomla fixes the code, the solution is to ‘comment out’ the offending line of code when your website does not use the button and is displaying a 0.

Using your prefered file method, such as the cpanel or FTP, open modules/mod_search/mod_search.php

Fine the line that looks like this: (should bearound line 35)

$button            = $params->get('button', 0);

and change to:

//$button            = $params->get('button', 0);

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Now save the changes, clear the Joomla cache (if you use cache) and the 0 has gone.

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