Custom Google Search Plugin API

Hi!

We received following from Google today. Do you know how to solve this issue?

"Dear Custom Search Engine Administrator,

The Custom Search Element API 1.0, which was deprecated in 2012 in favor of API 2.0, is now no longer maintained. API 1.0 may experience outages and failures, and possibly stop working entirely.

You’re receiving this message because our records show you might currently be using the Custom Search Element API 1.0. You can confirm if you’re using this version by looking at the code on your search page for a call to google.search.CustomSearchControl.

Next Steps

To avoid any potential interruptions in service, please update your website to use the Custom Search Element API 2.0. The easiest way to transition is through the CSE Control Panel at cse.google.com, where you can generate your new Custom Search Engine code and add it to your website.

We’re always improving the Custom Search Engine and we thank you for your support. For more information about the Custom Search Element API, visit Google Developers.

Sincerely,
The Custom Search Engine Team

Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google Custom Search product or account."

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Best regards Mikael Karlsson - Finansportalen.se

  • Denitsa
    • WordPress Warrior

    Hello Finansportalen AB,
    I hope you are having an amazing day!

    Do you use Google search on your WordPress site in any way (you may have some plugin like the WP Google Search that does that for you or added that manually)?

    This message means that the Custom Search Element API version 1.0 is no longer supported by Google and you should begin using the new 2.0 version, so this suggests that you're using this on your website right now.

    As stated in the letter,

    The easiest way to transition is through the CSE Control Panel at cse.google.com, where you can generate your new Custom Search Engine code and add it to your website

    I hope this makes sense! Please let us know if you have any confusion or any further query. We will be glad to help.

    Warm regards,
    Denitsa

    • Michael
      • WPMU DEV Initiate

      Can you tell us if the updated plugin will be available before April 1st 2017?
      If not I need to get lots of code changed in time.
      The Google API 1.0 was deprecated in 2012, so it is a shame to see this update to the plugin left so late.

      Michael

  • Sajid
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hello Michael,
    Hope you are doing good today :slight_smile:

    I am sorry for inconvenience and I can totally understand the frustration here. I have pinged the developer again here. As soon as there will be an update, I will post a reply here.

    Thanks for patience and have a nice day :slight_smile:

    Best Regards,
    Sajid - WPMU DEV Support

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