Support » Themes and Templates » Styling the Default WordPress Search Form
5 years, 2 months ago
So far I have styled the search field (input) and search button.
Which only took me a fraction of 10 seconds to even complete.
On the other hand..
The text preceding the search field (input) and the search button is quite annoying. I can’t seem to find the file or text that contains the preceding text.
My Current Example/
Search For: (Search Input) (Search Button)
What I want/
(Search Input) (Search Button)
I already have the styling done but I just have no idea where the “Search For:” is coming from. I did a global search and find-all function on dreamweaver and notepad but it isn’t anywhere..
Am I missing something?
I’m assuming the “Search For:” is integrated into WordPress?
If so, how does one remove this god awful text..
There has to be a way because a lot of WordPress themes don’t have this integrated..
Alright so I solved this problem on my own.. thankfully it only took 5 minutes. I’ll post the answers right now for future troubled members!
1. Open searchform.php in any text editor (Located in your theme’s directory)
2. Locate class=”assassistive-text” label as “s” and change the text located within the PHP tags.
5 years ago
May I ask how you styled the search field and search button ?
I’m using the TwentyEleven theme and the search button background is the same as the general background. I would like to make it white.
Thanks for your help