WP Plugin: Better Search Widget

Today I upgraded from WordPress 2.3.3 to 2.6.1. I’m such a late adopter sometimes.

I had to go through and repeat a few hacks. For example, 2.3.x didn’t allow you to do get_sidebar($name), so I’d hacked the “get_sidebar()” function. And I replaced the still-broken Atom feed reading widget with James Wilson’s Google Reader Widget.

Then I finally got fed up with the default “Search” widget, which doesn’t look like the other widgets at all (no title), so I started hacking into that one. Then I realized “why hack, when I can extend?”

So, here it is, Better Search Widget.

All it does is add a search widget with a customizable title, submit button, and field size. Quick-and-useful. You can see the results in the sidebar.

If you decide to use it, leave a comment and I’ll check out your blog.