Create a new search form

Showing a search form helps users to quickly find the stay (or any other bookable product) that best meets their needs.

The plugin allows you to create endless search forms that can be later added in a widget or shown by means of a shortcode.

To create a new search form, click on “Bookings > Search Forms > Add search form”.

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Search fields can be enabled/disabled by simply clicking on the dedicated icon.


Search form options

In the section below you can set up some additional options for the search form. You’ll find two tabs, Style and Options.

In theĀ Style tab, you can customize the following layout and colours:


  • Style: pick one among Default, Informal, Elegant, or Casual:
  • Background colour
  • Text colour
  • Search button background
  • Search button text
  • Search button on hover.

In theĀ Options tab, you can choose where to show the search results, either in the popup or on the Shop page.

Search form results

Add a search form using a shortcode

Go to “Bookings > Search Forms”, copy and paste the shortcode related to the search form that you want to show on your page.


You can set the default category in the search form using the shortcode:
[booking_search_form id=1 cat=current]

The form colors cab be set when the form is created.


Search form categories

If you enable the “Categories” field in the search form, you can give your users the possibility to filter search results based on the selected category.
By default, all WooCommerce product categories can be selected, except for empty ones.

Yet, if you wanted to make only some of them selectable, you can just go to “YITH Plugins > Booking” and select the categories you want to include in the search form from the “Booking Categories” menu.