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    I am trying to add a search box to my top bar menu.

    The problem I’m having is that the search box is appearing on both the top bar menu and the main menu. I only want it to appear on the top menu.

    I used the following code in the functions.php file (please see note below about the section of the code I have put in bold):

    add_filter('wp_nav_menu_items','add_search_box', 10, 2);
    function add_search_box($items, $args) {
            $searchform = ob_get_contents();
     <strong>if( $args->theme_location == ‘nav-top’ )</strong>
            $items .= '
    <li>' . $searchform . '</li>
        return $items;

    Here is a pastebin link if that doesn’t render properly here:

    The section in bold is where I’m supposed to be able to name the menu where I want the search box to appear. Whether I used frontier-menu-top, frontier-menu-primary, top-menu, or main-menu, the search box persists in appearing in both areas. If I use something arbitrary, it takes the search box off of both.

    Is there any way to include it in one and exclude it from the other? As I mentioned, I only want it on the top menu.

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  • Theme Author ronangelo


    Always wrap your codes in backticks or code tags before posting here so it doesn’t mess things up like it did. The link to the pastebin would have sufficed.

    Anyway, I don’t really know why your code’s not working but If I were to add a search box on the top menu, this is how I would do it:

    function add_top_search_box() {
    	return get_search_form();
    add_action( 'frontier_after_top_bar', 'add_top_search_box' );

    You’re using a child theme, right?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    What Ron said. The post was ‘fixed’ but the forums may have eaten some of your content :/

    Yes, I’m using a child theme, and I’m sorry about the code posting. I am still learning and I don’t know the proper procedure for posting code. I don’t even know what “back ticks” means. I think I understand what code tags are though. I’ll try that next time, or I will just use the pastebin link.

    Thank you for your assistance. I replaced the code I was using with the code you are using and it worked like a charm.

    One question, though, and if there’s not an easy answer, I will be fine with the way things stand now. Is there a way to move the search bar over a little? Perhaps using a style in CSS? Not a big deal, if not.

    Again, thank you so much for your wonderful support. I couldn’t ask for a better theme or better support.

    Here’s a link to my site:

    Theme Author ronangelo


    Check either of these codes.

    #top-bar .search-form {
        float: left;
        padding-left: 60px;
    #nav-top {
        float: left;
        padding-left: 60px;
    #top-bar .search-form {
        float: right;

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