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I would like to customise the Search Form that you drag and drop from the widgets panel.

The customisation will be more than just css changes. I would like to add and custom classes. Is this possible?

Is there a hook to customise the Search Field?

The only option I can think of is to create a custom search widget.

  • @ChinmoyKumarPaul, can you please make an answer out of your comment? – Mark Kaplun Aug 5 '14 at 8:08
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if your theme have not search-form.php file then you will create the file and add the custom css there. Because search widget is calling the get_search_form() function. First it will search the search-from.php file from activated theme folder. If there have no file then it will call wp's default search form.

See the Codex

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If you landed here, it is searchform.php in WP v4.6.1

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