[theme-reviewers] searchform.php, why?
danielx386 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 11:50:32 UTC 2011
Thankyou for your answers. Mike, you said that I can use filters to change
the markup. Can you please link to the codex (or any other site) that
explains how to do that?
On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 9:30 PM, Mike Little <wordpress at zed1.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 10:21, Daniel Fenn <danielx386 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Right now after taking a break I got my head stuck down into my theme
>> again and all is good.
>> Reading over the guidelines reads:
>> Search Form: Must be included using get_search_form()
>> Themes may optionally customize the search form, as searchform.php
>> May I ask why that is the case? I am asking right now because what happen
>> in a case like mine where you need different markup for search bar in the
>> header, different markup in the sidebar and last and not lease, different
>> markup on the search results page.
>> Now I recall that with the wordpress comments area it used to be where you
>> had to write up your code by yourself and now it is all done by doing "
>> I fully understand that case, and wordpress give some control over it so it
>> not all that bad.
>> But with the search form, I am realy lost on that one.
> WordPress also gives you control over the output of the search form too
> (via the 'get_search_form' filter).
> So, one reason for using the function call is that if a user of your theme
> wishes to install a plugin that modifies the search form, they could do so
> without having to hack your theme.
> As for different mark-up, I would expect you only need different styling,
> not different mark-up. But if you did need different mark-up, you could
> implement that via the filter.
> Mike Little
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