The action value for the core search form is /search/node.

How could I get it to go instead to a different url for a custom View?

2 Answers 2


if you don't want to do it with code you can use Custom Searchit gives you the possibility to configure it from configuration page:
For node search you can change it from admin/config/search/pages/manage/node_search


You can use hook_form_alter or hook_form_FORM_ID_alter to alter a form.

Core's search block form has a form id of search_block_form, so you could implement with hook_form_FORM_ID_alter() like:

use Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface;

function mymodule_form_search_block_form_alter(&$form, FormStateInterface $form_state) {
  $form['#action'] = '/my-custom-path';
  • Alternatively, you may want to create a custom block with a simple form to submit to your other url.
    – sonfd
    Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 11:20
  • Thanks so much @sonfd. That's a great help. Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 12:25
  • Further question: do you happen to know how I can pass a search word in the url to an exposed filter in a view? I looked for an answer but could not find one. I am trying to use a Search API view with exposed filter for search term, as the search results page. Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 14:05
  • @EdwardPeters - This is a totally different question. You should ask a new one.
    – sonfd
    Commented Aug 24, 2020 at 14:46

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