Here are steps to add a search box manually in WordPress header.

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  1. Go to Appearence->editor
  2. Add the following code to the header.php file.
  3. This will bring in searchform.php if it is present in your theme.
  4. You can further customize your search box by creating your WordPress custom search from here.
  5. Download and Install ExpertRec’s WordPress search plugin from here which will further modify your WordPress search form.
  6. Copy paste your API key from your ExpertRec’s control panel.wordpress search not working
  7. Your new search engine will look something similar to this. 

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