If you want to search a WordPress website, but there is no search field available, there are mainly 3 options you have
I. Use Google
- You can use Google to search for content within a website by using the “site:” operator followed by the domain name of the website you want to search.
- For example, to search for “WordPress plugins” on the website “www.claudemuller.com”, you would type “WordPress plugins site:www.claudemuller.com” into the Google search box.
II. Use the WordPress search function without the search box
- You can also use the search functionality built into WordPress by appending “/?s=search+term” to the end of the website’s URL.
- Replace “search+term” with the term you’re looking for. This will bring up the search results page with the search term already filled in.
III. Use a third-party plugin
- There are third-party plugins available that will add a search bar to your website’s menu or other areas.
Here is a list of 5 WordPress plugins that can add search functionality to your website
- Ivory Search
- This plugin allows you to create custom search forms and customize the search results page.
- This plugin replaces the default WordPress search with a more powerful search engine, offering features like fuzzy matching, phrase searches, and more customizable search results.
- Better Search
- This plugin creates a search box for your website and offers analytics to help you track popular search terms and trending topics.
- This plugin adds better search functionality to your website, with features like keyword stemming, search term highlighting, and a customizable search results page.
- Ajax Search Lite
- This plugin uses AJAX technology to create a live search box that returns results as you type, providing users with a more efficient and intuitive search experience.