How to Search Any WordPress Website

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00:28 David Blackmon: Hey everybody, welcome to another episode of WP The Podcast, I’m David Blackmon

00:35 Tim Strifler: And i’m Tim Streifler

00:38 David Blackmon: Today we’re going to talk about how you can search any WordPress website, guess what, even without a search bar on the website. And Tim’s gonna he’s gonna share this magical magicness with you. Go Tim.

00:52 Tim Strifler: Yeah, so uh we’ve all been in that situation where you need to search for something and you know it’s a WordPress site, but there’s no search bar. You’re like “what the heck, why isn’t there a search bar?”. Well if it’s a WordPress website it has search built into it even if there’s no search bar. So all you have to do is go to the url bar and after the domain, so it’d be slash then you type a question mark, the letter s equals, and then whatever keyword you want to search. So for example uh we have a search bar but say we didn’t and you’re like i want to learn about uh plugins right? So you go to then you would type, make sure there’s a slash, and then type the question mark s equals “plugins” and then hit enter and then it’s automatically going to do a search and pull up any uh anything it finds for uh that keyword. And so again the search is built into core WordPress and so uh even if there’s no search bar you can still search the site so that’s kind of a roundabout way of doing it,  but i found myself needing to do that for for certain sites and i know a WordPress and they’re not giving you the benefit of a search bar but you can search it anyways.

02:13 David Blackmon: Thank you Tim. It’s a great tip folks i imagine there’s a lot of people don’t know about that one, so yeah this one is gold. Tomorrow we’ve got another great episode until tomorrow we’ll see you then.

02:20  Tim Strifler: Take care bye-bye

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