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Once you’ve created your Search Form you will want to add it to your theme/posts.

As a Shortcode

All Search Forms can be displayed using a shortcode.  Click on `Search & Filter` in your admin sidebar to list all your Search Forms, their shortcodes will also be displayed.

To use within your theme files simply call the `do_shortcode` function with the shortcode provided from the admin screen:

<?php echo do_shortcode('[searchandfilter id="1"]'); ?>

As a Widget

Head to `Appearance` -> `Widgets`.  Search & Filter Form will be listed as widget.  You can choose any of the Search forms you have already saved.


Styling Your Search Form

There is currently basic styling applied to the Search Forms generated.  This is to allow your theme to handle its display, however you may need to tweak some of your CSS for better integration.

The default CSS files loaded within the plugin are designed to display the Search Form vertically (ie in a widget area), they can be used horizontally however your CSS will need to be modified in order to achieve this.