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Two Separate ‘For Sale’ and ‘To Rent’ Buttons On Search Forms

By default on search forms you'll get a single 'Search' button. If you wanted to remove the department option and instead have two individual 'For Sale' and 'To Rent' buttons then you can follow the steps below:

Step 1: Remove the Department option

Using our free Template Assistant add on you can customise the fields shown in search forms through a drag-and-drop interface.

Simply edit the form(s) in question and drag the 'Department' field from the 'Active Fields' list to the 'Inactive Fields' list.

Step 2: Override the search form template

Next we need to customise the buttons by editing the search-form.php template. To do this we should first override it. You can read more about overriding templates here, however in summary you should copy:




Step 3: Customise the buttons

Within the newly copied search-form.php template file that now sits in your theme, you should replace the current button:

<input type="submit" value="<?php _e( 'Search', 'propertyhive' ); ?>">

with something like so:

<input type="button" value="<?php _e( 'For Sale', 'propertyhive' ); ?>" onclick="document.ph_property_search.department.value='residential-sales'; document.ph_property_search.submit();">
<input type="button" value="<?php _e( 'To Rent', 'propertyhive' ); ?>" onclick="document.ph_property_search.department.value='residential-lettings'; document.ph_property_search.submit();">