How to Remove role=”search” in get_search_form() in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to remove role=”search” from the get_search_form() HTML output? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to remove role=”search” in get_search_form() in WordPress.

Please note that role is an attribute introduced in XHTML draft for accessibility however does not validate.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function valid_search_form ($form) {
    return str_replace('role="search" ', '', $form);
add_filter('get_search_form', 'valid_search_form');

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 62 best free WordPress blog themes and how to create a WordPress donation form.

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  1. lun fun

    1. Cool glad you like snippet, good snippet when people want to have valid html.

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