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Creating a custom search form in WordPress

Any form can submit a query to WordPress. The things to keep in mind are:

  • Submitting the request to your blog URL ( bloginfo(‘url’) )
  • The name of the variable that will hold the value of the search term should s unless your blog is setup differently
  • You can write the code of your search form in a separate PHP file and include it in many pages using include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/my_search_form.php");
<form method="get" id="searchform-txt" action="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/">
	<div>
		<input type="text" value="<?php the_search_query(); ?>" name="s" id="s-txt" />
		<input type="submit" id="searchsubmit-txt" value="" />
		<div class="clear"></div>		
	</div>
</form>

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