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DuckDuckGo Search Widget


DuckDuckGo is a search engine that emphasises privacy and search quality. This plugin adds a search widget to your site that lets users search the site using DuckDuckGo.

If you come across any bugs or have suggestions, please use the plugin support forum or email me. I can’t fix it if I don’t know it’s broken!

Note: this plugin is not maintained by the DuckDuckGo team; issues should be reported to the plugin author and not to DuckDuckGo support.


  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Look for the DuckDuckGo Search Widget under Appearance -> Themes, and add it to your layout
  4. Your users can now use the newly created search box to search your site on DuckDuckGo

Contributors & Developers

“DuckDuckGo Search Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Make search widget title optional.
  • Use SSL by default, but allow it to be turned off.