Search extensions - how-to & snippet examples

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Any chance we can get a Yelp extension?

Certainly! And here’s how:

The first step is to figure out the URL pattern for the website you want to query. Every website will do it a bit differently but usually, they follow the same basic concept.

Go to the website and search for three asterisks ***. In Yelp’s case, something like:***

(note your specific URL may vary depending on your location).

Now you just need to type out something like the following, anywhere (in TextEdit for example):

name: Yelp Search
icon: search filled Y

This is a PopClip snippet>. Now select the snippet, and PopClip will offer to install it.

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By email:

Can I suggest you an extension to look on Thanks a lot

Here’s an example with the en-fr language pair. To use different language pairs, copy and paste to a text editor and then modify the search URL as needed.

name: WordReference en-fr
icon: WR

(The above block is an extension snippet — select it then click “Install Extension” in PopClip.)

I added a more advanced example where the search happens in a specific browser: Snippet: Bing search in Microsoft Edge