Can the shortcode be used in a widget?

This is not recommended due to size limitations in most widgetized areas. Instead, we recommend using the built-in Search Widget that comes with WordPress. WP Site Search redirects WordPress searches to the Page configured to show WP Site Search results. If you configure WP Site Search to handle WordPress searches (enabled by default), then the […]

How does the query variable work?

The WP Site Search query variable is what the plugin uses to pass search terms to the search page. For most sites, the default q variable will work just fine but you can customize this variable if you'd like. When the variable name is set to q (the default), and your search page has the […]

Do I need a Google Search Engine ID?

No. You don't even need to have a Google Custom Search engine account. The WP Site Search plugin handles all of that for you. WP Site Search creates what's known as a Linked CSE, which is hosted by your WordPress installation and does not require a connected Google CSE account or Google CSE ID. It […]