Admin Search


Admin Search makes searching your WordPress posts, taxonomies, comments and media easy by bringing results from all post types together in a single, simple-to-use interface, fully integrated into the WordPress admin.

Choose which post types and taxonomies are searched and the number of results displayed for each. Admin Search also supports custom post types and taxonomies.

Admin Search is a lightweight plugin that doesn’t use any space in your WordPress database by using WordPress’s WP_Query function in real time.


  • Search everything, anywhere
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Extend the search query with WordPress apply_filter


  • Search by keyword to find posts, pages, media and more with matching titles or content
  • Find media by title, alt text, caption or description
  • Choose result sources and more with settings to tailor your search experience


  1. Visit Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for “Admin Search”
  3. Activate Admin Search from your Plugins page
  4. Go to Settings > Admin Search to choose which post types to search


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


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  • Fix: Added correct version number to stylesheet and script URLs
  • Update: Tested on version 5.4 of WordPress


  • Fix: Limit is now applied to each post type, not the total number of posts returned
  • Update: Plugin has been tested back to WordPress 4.9.2