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is_search() WP 1.5.0

Works when the search results page is displayed. Conditional tag.

For more information on this and similar theme functions, check out the Conditional Tags article in the Theme Developer Handbook.

  • Global. WP_Query. $wp_query Global WP_Query instance.

No Hooks.




if( is_search() ){
	// ...


#1 How to embed Google search into a search page

An example of how you can embed a Google search in a WordPress search results page

if ( is_search() ) {
	// here you can insert the search code from Google

Code of is search: wp-includes/query.php VER 5.1.1

function is_search() {
	global $wp_query;

	if ( ! isset( $wp_query ) ) {
		_doing_it_wrong( __FUNCTION__, __( 'Conditional query tags do not work before the query is run. Before then, they always return false.' ), '3.1.0' );
		return false;

	return $wp_query->is_search();

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