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bbPress Search Widget

Extended search widget for bbPress 2.3+, plus Forum search Shortcode, plus widgetized not found content area for Form search 'no results'.

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  • English - default, always included
  • German (de_DE): Deutsch - immer dabei! Download auch via deckerweb.de
  • Spanish (es_ES): Español - user-submitted
  • French (fr_FR): Français - user-submitted
  • For custom and update-secure language files please upload them to /wp-content/languages/bbpress-search-widget/ (just create this folder) - This enables you to use fully custom translations that won't be overridden on plugin updates. Also, complete custom English wording is possible with that, just use a language file like bbpress-search-widget-en_US.mo/.po to achieve that (for creating one see the following tools).

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Note: All my plugins are internationalized/ translateable by default. This is very important for all users worldwide. So please contribute your language to the plugin to make it even more useful. For translating I recommend the awesome "Codestyling Localization" plugin and for validating the "Poedit Editor", which works fine on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Additional Info

Idea Behind / Philosophy: A search feature or a widget is just missing yet for the new and awesome bbPress forum plugin. So I just set up this little widget. It's small and lightweight and only limited to this functionality.


  • Thanks to the WPMU.org blog crew who did a great post about this plugin back in the fall of 2011!
  • Thanks to Pippin Williamson @pippinsplugins for testing and giving very helpful feedback!
  • Thanks to all users who have tested and used (and still using!) this plugin - for all feedback which helped to improve stuff!
  • Thanks to WordPress developer Daniel Hüsken from Germany who helped fix and improve the search results display in versions prior to v2.0.0!

Requires: 3.5 and bbPress 2.3+ or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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