Search Permalink

Search Permalink redirects search form queries to cruft-free permalink URIs.

For example, the search term “foo” was entered on the search <form>. A browser would usually GET the page using this URI:

Search Permalink would redirect this query to a better-looking address clearly indicating that a search was made, like this:

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Change Log

Version 1.1
Released 17 October 2007


  • Added client-side script to lessen server-side processing and redirects.
Version 1.0.1
Released 14 October 2007


  • Support for any combination of permalink and query string requests for search term and page number.
Version 1.0
Released 25 August 2007


  • Fixed URL encoding bug.
Version Beta 1
Released 19 August 2007


  • First beta release of the Search Permalink plugin.


Copyright © 2007 Aja Lorenzo Lapus

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

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100 Replies to “Search Permalink”

  1. There is a small error in version 2.8.4 of WordPress. The error occurs at line 41.


    It should look like:


    Greetings and thanks for the plugin 😉

  2. great plugin..

    But, can you tell me how to call permalink search result?

    I wanna create Search Query with Link, like

    <a href=”<?php xxx ?>” title=”<?php yyy ?>”><?php the_search_query(); ?></a>

    What xxx and yyy should be replaced?

  3. Any plans on updating it to be compatible with WP 3.0?? It stopped working for real.


  4. Indeed, I was looking for alternatives to this plugin which would work on WP 3.0 but haven’t found any 🙁

    I hope it’ll get updated!

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