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This has nothing to do with WPML, but I’m sure you’ll still like it. When I noticed what’s happening, I hardly believed it. Tried again and it really works. Chrome recognizes WordPress sites and uses their search feature!

Here’s a video that shows how it works:

This is what I’m doing:

  1. In Chrome, go to the address bar and type in the site’s URL
  2. Add a space
  3. Enter a search string. I typed in “wpml.org getting started”
  4. Chrome redirects me to the WordPress search URL: http://wpml.org/?s=getting+started&lang=en

From what I can tell, Chrome remembers my surfing history. Once I’ve run a search on a WordPress site, it understands that this is possible. Next time, I can do the search from the address bar, like it shows in that clip.

Tell me, is this working for you too?

4 Responses to “Chrome Integrates WordPress Search”

  1. Hmm, it doesn’t seem to work on any of our WP-powered sites. And it only worked for WPML.org after I conducted a search on the site first and then tried to search from the address bar. Also got it to work for wpcandy.com. Pretty neat!

    • I tried it also on mashable.com and thenextweb.com. Chrome only knows how to do this trick after you run a regular WP search on the site. Only works if the site runs on the root URL, not in a sub directory.