I am using a custom search form on my site that will only show results from one of my custom post types (CPT). I've done this basically by adding a hidden input field like this:
<form id="searchform" action="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/" method="get">
<input class="inlineSearch" type="text" name="s" value="Search" />
<input type="hidden" name="post_type" value="my_post_type" />
<input id="searchsubmit" type="submit" value="Search" />
When a user submits this form, it takes them to the default 'search.php' page to show the results (I have another search form on my site that uses the same page). However, I want a few things to either not appear or display differently if a user gets to my search page after using the CPT form. I know that I can create a custom search page to show the results of my CPT search but it may be a bit of overkill as I pretty much want the same page as search.php with just a few minor alterations.
So I guess my question is, is it possible to use some sort of "if" statement to identify if the search is specifically from my custom post type search and show/hide something in search.php as a result? Hope that makes sense. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!