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Replace a search link in a WordPress menu with an actual search input field.

JavaScript February 7, 2021




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Additional Notes

Here is where to add the class to the menu item. If this is not available, check the “Screen Options” dropdown at the very top of the screen to enable it.

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    Source File

    Located in /assets/js/modules/search.js on line 73.

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    nebula.menuSearchReplacement = async function(){
        if ( jQuery('.nebula-search').length ){
            jQuery('.menu .nebula-search').each(function(){
                let randomMenuSearchID = Math.floor((Math.random()*100)+1); //Why does it need this again? Add comment please.
                jQuery(this).html('<form class="wp-menu-nebula-search nebula-search search footer-search" method="get" action="' + + '/"><div class="nebula-input-group"><i class="fas fa-search"></i><label class="visually-hidden" for="nebula-menu-search-' + randomMenuSearchID + '">Search</label><input type="search" id="nebula-menu-search-' + randomMenuSearchID + '" class="nebula-search input search" name="s" placeholder="Search" autocomplete="off" x-webkit-speech /></div></form>');
            jQuery('.nebula-search input').on('focus', function(){
                jQuery(this).addClass('focus active');
            jQuery('.nebula-search input').on('blur', function(){
                if ( jQuery(this).val() === '' || jQuery(this).val().trim().length === 0 ){
                    jQuery(this).removeClass('focus active focusError').attr('placeholder', jQuery(this).attr('placeholder'));
                } else {


    To override or disable this JavaScript function, simply redeclare it with the exact same function name.

    nebula.menuSearchReplacement = function(){
        //Write your own code here, leave it blank, or return false.