Hi Andrew,

put this into your themes's xsl:

<xsl:template name="disable_front-page-search" match="dri:div[@id='aspect.eperson.LDAPLogin.div.login']">
    <xsl:apply-templates />
    <div>Your stuff goes here</div>
</xsl:template>


Regards,
~~helix84

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