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Disable Search

Disable the built-in front-end search capabilities of WordPress.
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This plugin prevents WordPress from allowing and handling any search requests from the front-end of the site. Specifically, this plugin:

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By Dennis (1404iran) on February 9, 2022

Simple and Very Handful

Easy to Use! Works Flawlessly!

By aliakey7 on January 2, 2022

Love this plugin! Really didn't want a search bar on my site and this took care of the problem. I have used this plugin for about a year with no hiccups at all. Thank you for developing it!

Great one

By gerlofdelange on September 17, 2021

I was looking for hours to hide the search form in the theme I am using. This plugin worked in 2 clicks: install and activate Really great!!

Best in addition to Google Custom Search

By shirtguy72 on April 13, 2020

Great plugin! Thanks for allowing search functions to remain for Admin Backend!

perfect plugin

By Harry (dibbyo456) on July 28, 2019

does what it says. no options is much better.


By intenni on October 8, 2018


Awesome, FINALLY able to disable search!!!

By cpowersgeoshack on May 19, 2017

Thank god I can finally stop hacker wannabes from trying to hack through the search. On and my Google Maps works just fine, so not sure why the other guys does not.

Breaks Jetpack gallery and Google Maps API

By odw2017 on April 25, 2017

Does a good job of disabling search, but also disables Jetpack slideshow gallery and the Google Maps API (via Unyson builder).


By Anonymous User 14379775 (anonymized_14379775) on January 15, 2017

Very useful for certain type of websites! Is it ok for WP 4.7 and after?

Nice but...

By CBServices on September 3, 2016

Nice plugin but when using buddypress and you are logged in there still is a search at the right top of your page (wordpress admin bar).

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