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Add Search Form to Specific wp_nav_menu

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Mostly a search form is a part of the top website header. You can customize the navigation menu and display a search form with it.

Instructions: Add the following code to the functions.php file of your WordPress theme to add search form to specific wp_nav_menu. If you’ve multiple menus, then replace MENU-NAME with the name of the menu where you want to add the search form.

add_filter('wp_nav_menu_items', 'add_search_form', 10, 2);
function add_search_form($items, $args) {
if( $args->theme_location == 'MENU-NAME' )
        $items .= '<li class="search"><form role="search" method="get" id="searchform" action="'.home_url( '/' ).'"><input type="text" value="search" name="s" id="s" /><input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="'. esc_attr__('Search') .'" /></form></li>';
        return $items;
}

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  1. I’m trying to figure out how to order the search form within a nav menu. For example a standard menu with Home About Services Contact Us – could I put the search form after Services and before the Contact Us? Or after Home and before About?

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