Search Toggle

Adds a search icon to the primary menu. When clicked, the search form appears. If you click the search icon without entering a search term, the form closes rather than submits.

* Primary Menu Extras
function ea_primary_menu_extras( $menu, $args ) {
if( 'primary' == $args->theme_location )
$menu .= '<li class="menu-item search"><a href="#" class="search-toggle"><i class="icon-search"></i></a>' . get_search_form( false ) . '</li>';
return $menu;
add_filter( 'wp_nav_menu_items', 'ea_primary_menu_extras', 10, 2 );
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// Search toggle
$('.nav-primary .search-toggle').click(function(e){
if( $(this).parent().find('.search-field').val() == '' ) {
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.nav-menu {
.search-form {
display: none;
position: absolute;
top: 16px;
right: 0;
width: 100%;
input[type="search"] {
background: $white;
border: 1px solid $grey-4;
font-size: 16px;
line-height: 1.2;
padding: 6px 20px 6px 8px;
@include placeholder-color( $grey-4 );
.search-submit {
border: none;
color: $highlight;
padding: 8px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
right: 0;
&:hover {
background: transparent;
color: $green-2;
outline: none;
&.active .search-form {
display: block;
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Bill Erickson

Bill Erickson is a freelance WordPress developer and a contributing developer to the Genesis framework. For the past 14 years he has worked with attorneys, publishers, corporations, and non-profits, building custom websites tailored to their needs and goals.

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