How to automatically add a search field to your navigation menu

January 11, 2011 at 9:06 am

Do you ever wanted to be able to automatically add a search field to WP 3.0+ navigation menus? If yes, just have a look to today’s recipe, you’ll probably love it!

Open your functions.php file, and paste the following code. The search field will be displayed once you saved the file.

add_filter('wp_nav_menu_items','add_search_box', 10, 2);
function add_search_box($items, $args) {
        $searchform = ob_get_contents();
        $items .= '<li>' . $searchform . '</li>';
    return $items;

Thanks to Ronald for the cool tip!