[Support request] How to show search as a field not overlay?

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    thanks for such a great theme. I like it a lot and bought the premium version.

    I am just wondering if there is a way to change the search field from an overlay to an actual search field that shows, like this:
    For me, the overlay is stylish but confusing, especially on mobile. My target audience are not tech savvy and might get confused.

    I have listed one of my test sites in this support ticket.

    thanks a lot.

    GeneratePress 2.0.1
    GP Premium 1.5.6
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi there,

    You could try something like this:

    add_action( 'generate_inside_navigation', 'tu_add_custom_search' );
    function tu_add_custom_search() {
          echo '<div class="custom-search">';
          echo '</div>';

    Then this CSS:

    .main-navigation .custom-search {
        float: right;

    Might need some CSS adjustments, but that should get you started 🙂


    Hi Tom,

    Thanks a lot for the prompt response.

    sorry if my question was not clear enough.
    What I want to do is to replace the overlay on the desktop and mobile menu by a search box.
    so when people click on the magnifying glass, they see a searh box that opens, lot an overlay.

    the solution you gave me added a search box to the menu on desktop, but the overlay still exist when I click on the magnifying glass.

    so is there a way to achieve this?

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    What about something like this?:

    .navigation-search.nav-search-active {
        max-width: 200px;
        left: auto;
        right: 50px;
    .navigation-search input[type="search"] {
        background: #fff;
        opacity: 1;
        height: 40px;
        margin-top: 10px;
    .main-navigation .main-nav ul li.search-item a {
        line-height:  40px;
        margin-top: 10px;
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