Make A WordPress Search Bookmarklet

Elsewhere I created a JavaScript bookmarklet tool to easily search my old MovableType blog. It was a natural to create a similar one for my WordPress blog.

In fact, highlighting a chunk of text from any web page, I can search my own blog for the words highlighted (borrowing completely from the Google Browser Button). Or, if nothing is highlighted, I can type search terms in a dialog box. So here is a tool to help you build one for your favorite WordPress blog (most likely your own).

Test It Out

Enter some keywords to test your parameters-- if the search works, use your browser back button to return here.

Build It

Next, create the bookmarklet

Make Me A WP Search Tool

WordPress Blog Name
Used for the popup search box, e.g. CogDogBlog

WordPress Blog URL
The main URL for the blog, w/o the "index.php" e.g.

My Browser Flavor

Safari / Firefox / Mozilla / NetScape 7
Internet Explorer