Archive for: September 2012

WordPress: Multiple Search Forms

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This entry is part of my WordPress development series, providing tutorials on specific things you can do in WordPress. Read some more?

Sometimes you may need to have multiple search forms within your website. You can easily call the WordPress function get_search_form()¬†wherever you want your search forms to be. An example of this could be when you have a search input in the header or footer of your website. But then, you may have a search form at the top of your mobile navigation that slides out on mobile devices. Or, there’s one on the Search page of your website as well when there’s no results.

However, if you’re someone (like me) who tries to have valid code (or as close as we get), then this won’t work with the default WordPress search form because it will use the same ID for each one, which won’t validate.

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