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Search box always visible in header menu? (Instead of on click)

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  • #5657


    Any tips about how to include a search box always visible in the menu (for instance, right next to the magnifying glass icon) instead of the current on click popup search box?

    Thanks! 🙂

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  • #5673
    Jason Bobich


    I apologize, but there is no feature in the theme for this. This would be a customization you’d need to make to the theme.

    One possible solution from your Child theme’s functions.php would be to hook WordPress’s get_search_form function to the “themeblvd_header_menu_addon” hook, and then position and style it with CSS.

    add_action('themeblvd_header_menu_addon', 'get_search_form');



    For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS” option on your theme options page.

    Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.

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