I've been searching thru all WordPress files for the phrase "search result for", which is displayed on the search result page (search result for (keywords)) but can't find it.

I would like it to be: "You searched for: (keywords)"

Does anybody know where and how to change this?

  • the string is with an 's' on results - 'search results for'. Looks like it's in the language files so could be edited there or with a child theme perhaps
    – mozboz
    Jul 10, 2020 at 12:37
  • This would depend entirely on how your theme is constructed. I suggest asking its author. Jul 10, 2020 at 14:21

2 Answers 2


I fixed this by adding the following JavaScript in my theme:

addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", () => {
  if (window.location.href.includes("?s=")) {

    // You might need to use adjust the archive title selector
    // according to the specific class of your header, for example:
    // const archiveTitle = document.querySelector(".elementor-heading-title");

    const archiveTitle = document.getElementByTagName('H1')[0];

    if (!!archiveTitle) {
      let text = archiveTitle.innerText;
      text = text.replace("Search Results For: ", "Resultados de la búsqueda de: ");
      archiveTitle.innerText = text;

This has disadvantage of creating FLUC (flash of un-styled content).

add_filter('document_title_parts', function($parts){
    if( is_search() ){
        $parts['title'] = sprintf('You searched for: %s',get_search_query());
    return $parts;
  • well, WordPress didn't crash, but my text didn't change...
    – JoBe
    Jul 10, 2020 at 13:26
  • @JoBe how you search template file calls?
    – Az Rieil
    Jul 10, 2020 at 14:03
  • how do I do what?
    – JoBe
    Jul 10, 2020 at 14:23
  • What is name of search template file you using? Its your theme or you working with existing?
    – Az Rieil
    Jul 10, 2020 at 14:25
  • I'm using hello by elementor...
    – JoBe
    Jul 10, 2020 at 15:36

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