This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Admin Bar Backend Search


This plugin requires WordPress 3.3

On the administration you can find different search forms. Some for contents like posts, pages, media or comments.
But you have also one for plugins, themes and/or users.

This plugin will centralize all search types into one search form, which is placed in the new Admin Bar.
You can change the type via a dropdown menu, take a look at the screenshot.

Does work with network admin too.

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  • How it will look.


Note: There will be NO settings page, just take a look at your Admin Bar.

For an automatic installation through WordPress:

  1. Go to the ‘Add New’ plugins screen in your WordPress admin area
  2. Search for ‘Admin Bar Backend Search’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’ and activate the plugin

For a manual installation via FTP:

  1. Upload the ab-backend-search directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in your WordPress admin area

To upload the plugin through WordPress, instead of FTP:

  1. Upload the downloaded zip file on the ‘Add New’ plugins screen (see the ‘Upload’ tab) in your WordPress admin area and activate.

Contributors & Developers

“Admin Bar Backend Search” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Adds German translation.
  • Minor fixes.


  • First release.