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Simple Search Redirect


A widget and shortcode that let you simply redirect users to various search engine’s site: search filters, often more accurate than your default WordPress search functionality.


  • Simple Search Redirect's simple widget interface, which lets you set up a search redirect. I'm not clever with plugin names.


Does this redirect do anything on the server side of things?

Nope, it’s purely a JavaScript redirect. That does mean the search won’t work if JavaScript is disabled, though this is something I’m trying to improve.

Why doesn’t my `placeholder` text show up?

This is most likely because you’re using a browser that doesn’t support the HTML5 placeholder attribute for inputs.

Why does the search input and/or submit button look weird?

This plugin has zero custom CSS, so the styling of your input and submit button are entirely inhereted from the styles on your site. If something looks crappy, take a look at your theme’s CSS to find what input styles you have, and write new ones if you need to.

Why doesn’t this work on my site?

Hm, I’m not sure, let me know about your issue in the support forums and I’ll take a look.



  • First version

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