WP_Rewrite::get_search_permastruct()publicWP 1.5.0

Retrieves the search permalink structure.

The permalink structure is root property, search base, and finally '/%search%'. Will set the search_structure property and then return it without attempting to set the value again.

Method of the class: WP_Rewrite{}

No Hooks.


String|false. Search permalink structure on success, false on failure.


global $wp_rewrite;


Since 1.5.0 Introduced.

WP_Rewrite::get_search_permastruct() code WP 6.4.3

public function get_search_permastruct() {
	if ( isset( $this->search_structure ) ) {
		return $this->search_structure;

	if ( empty( $this->permalink_structure ) ) {
		$this->search_structure = '';
		return false;

	$this->search_structure = $this->root . $this->search_base . '/%search%';

	return $this->search_structure;