Override search form layout in WordPress


You can override default layout of search form in wordpress. It is easy in WordPress. In your theme where you want search form in your custom html code then first add this code.

<?php get_search_form(); ?>

This function first search the ‘searchform.php’ template file in our theme. We can add our custom html design and css code in ‘searchform.php’ to change its layout.
If ‘searchform.php’ not found in theme then this function use default search form code for example :

<form role="search" method="get" class="search-form" action="index.php">
<label>
<span class="screen-reader-text">Search for:</span>
<input type="search" class="search-field" placeholder="Search &hellip;" value="" name="s" title="Search for:" />
</label>
<input type="submit" class="search-submit" value="Search" />
</form>

Enjoy!

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