This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

HTML5 Search for WordPress


Replaces the built in WordPress search form with an HTML5 search form complete with auto lookup.

This plugin is maintained by Christopher Ross, or you can find him on Twitter at


Updates to the plugin will be posted to


  • Screenshot of search form


To install the plugin, please upload the folder to your plugins folder and active the plugin. The plugin has no settings.


How do I use this plugin?

Once installed, the plugin with automatically replace your existing search form with the new HTML5 form. Be sure to call it from your template using the standard get_search_form() function.


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Contributors & Developers

“HTML5 Search for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • moved CSS to child directories
  • added information page for plugin
  • tested for WordPress 4.1
  • removed icon file
  • Added OOP Class structure
  • Migrated common structure for plugins


  • Plugin built from the fantastic code at