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Advanced Admin Search


Advanced Admin Search provides you easy and simplest way to search anything in WordPress admin panel from one single search field.

Why use Advanced Admin Search?

By using this plugin you can quickly search posts, pages, users, custom post types, comments and more from one single search field on WordPress admin bar.
You won’t have to go to each section to search any of this. It will also check for the content of every post to provide you exact results.

Not sure where you placed the shortcode for third party gallery or appointment plugin?
Simply search the shortcode in search field and it will provide you list of posts/pages or anywhere it is placed.

Bar Search Features

Advanced Admin Search on WordPress admin bar allows you to search:

  1. Admin Menu
  2. Media Library (Attachments)
  3. Users
  4. Posts
  5. Pages
  6. Custom Post Types
  7. Post Meta

Dedicated Full Search Page

Dedicated Full Search page of Advanced Admin Search in WordPress admin panel allows you to search:

  1. Media Library (Attachments)
  2. Users
  3. Posts (and content for shortcodes, links etc)
  4. Pages (and content for shortcodes, links etc)
  5. Custom Post Types
  6. Post Meta

You can filter the search by:

  1. Keyword (search term)
  2. Post Type
  3. Post Status
  4. Author ID or Username
  5. Meta Filters
  6. Filter by Meta Key
  7. Filter by Meta Value
  8. Filter Meta by Expression (Exact Match, Starting With, Ending With)


Found a bug? or want to contribute in our plugin? We would love that! Check out Official repo for Advanced Admin Search on Github.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/advanced-admin-search directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


May 3, 2023
Installing this plugin will redefine your table styles, messing up the design of your website. Plugin should not be redefining basic tags like <tr> to support its search results page. I had to uninstall it.
October 24, 2022
works well and does what it says, makes meta fields searchable which was great. Unfortunately the CSS file included reformats the look of admin and front end which is annoying and unnecessary and makes my products page messy as all the column widths are changed. i tried to clean it but then gave up and uninstalled to regain the correct display and will look for a better replacement
July 2, 2022
search anything you want, this plugin finds it! Great developer!
May 21, 2020
It works as expected, hence the 5 stars rating. In the wishlist I would like an option to configure or filter where to look, if in pages, posts, sliders, etc. But anyway, it is great.
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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Bug fixes


  • Bug fixes
  • Table output fix when no results found


  • Security issues fixed


  • Bug fixes


  • Readme file updates


  • Bug Fixes
  • Dedicated search page support
  • UI Changes


  • JS bug fix
  • SQL error fix
  • UI Changes


  • Improved the code
  • Bugs removed
  • Post meta and comments search added


  • Support for custom post types
  • Bug fixes


  • Hello WordPress!
  • Submitted plugin on WordPress