Read this blog on WordPress search box in menu plugin for more information.

A search function can help visitors find exactly what they’re looking for on the website. This is especially useful if you have a lot of content available. While the system has a default ability built-in, what if you want to add a search to the menu bar of WordPress?

For example, what if your theme doesn’t use a sidebar? Perhaps you want to move the search field to streamline the site’s layout.

wordpress search box in menu plugin
Here we will visit the steps required to add the ExpertRec Custom search engine to your website. This is one of the easiest setup processes of all the available options out there and is highly recommended.

  1. Navigate to https://cse.expertrec.com/newuser?platform=cse and signup with your Google ID.
  2. Enter your website’s URL when prompted. You can select a server location near you and add the URL of your sitemap if you wish to. These will be auto-detected otherwise.
  3. You can play around with the settings and customize the UI as the crawl runs. Once it is complete, you can check out a fully functional demo before taking the search to your website.
  4. You can take the search to your website with little to no effort. All you need to do is to paste the code snippet available on the dashboard on your website.

ExpertRec comes with more customization options that you can explore. You can read this article to find a more detailed guide on the installation and configuration.

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