Google Custom Search Plugin

Google Custom Search plugin for WordPress replaces the default search engine with Google's Custom Search for websites.

Author:Aleem Bawany (profile at
WordPress version required:2.7
WordPress version tested:3.0.5
Plugin version:1.3
Added to WordPress repository:17-12-2008
Last updated:19-09-2010
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:38 900
Active installs:600+
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The default search engine that ships with WordPress is not the best search engine and bloggers every where should make the switch to WordPress Google Custom Search plugin. This plugin is a drop in replacement and works with minimum hassle. See a working Demo.


  • Replaces all default WordPress search forms to point to Google Custom Search (thanks to a new hook in WordPress 2.7)
  • Adds a new search page on your blog at /search/
  • Converts the default /?s= URL to a search engine friendly /search/ URL
  • Allows you to make money off clickthroughs on Google ads in the search results