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Custom Searchable Data Entry System


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Fully customizable, editable, downloadable data entry system creator with a powerful search engine to search the data. You can have multiple different forms and organize your entries in the backend and download the entries inputs in CSV format. Perfect for collecting people’s data, information, inquiries and many other purposes.
This plugin will let you to have a search field on front-end and let your users to search through the data that are entered on your back-end/front-end. You have full control over the visibility of the data and can control which data to be shown or hidden in user’s search query.

  • Ability to make multiple different forms and saving the corresponding data in their corresponding tables.
  • Ability to have your search field on any post or page with a simple shortcode [sds-search]
  • The search functionality will return all the matches that it finds in all entries in an organized way.
  • The user can search based on ANY of the data that you provide in the backed.
  • You have full control over showing/hiding particular data in user’s search query.
  • The search functionality will return results for partial matches as well; and it is case-insensitive.
  • Ability to download form inputs in CSV format. So you can have them on your computer in an organized table as well.
  • Ability to search ALL entry tables or to search SELECTIVE entry tables.
  • Ability to update/delete the entries.
  • Ability to show the custom forms on front-end with a simple shortcode that is unique to each form.
  • Full control over the forms and entries and the search functionality.
  • Ability to Upload CSV files to the plugin and enjoy all the features just like the data that are being created through the plugin itself.
  • Ability to have unlimited different fields for each form. (Text input, DropDown, Multiple Choice, File Upload, etc)
  • Ability to edit, delete and show/hide the form fields which leads to the visibility of the data that you wish to show or hide.
  • Ability to update/delete the entries that you already entered to the plugin.
  • Dynamically creates separate file upload folders named the same as tables to organize file uploads.
  • Ability to make entries in all languages.
  • Perfect for collecting people’s information, inquiries and many other purposes such as announcing grades, results of a competition, etc.
  • Ability to create unlimited forms and unlimited fields and file uploads as needed.
  • Very speedy and very user friendly process for making the forms up and running.
  • Ability to edit or permanently delete the created fields. All from the backend of your website.
  • Ability to permanently delete the form and its corresponding entries in case you didn’t want that form.
  • Translation ready.


  • English – Default
  • Portuguese: pt_BR(Brazilian Portuguese – Many thanks to Dimy Coleta)


  • All created forms are organized in tabs.

  • The corresponding entries for each form are organized in tabs.

  • The front-end search form.

  • When the user searches a term in search field.

  • You can control which field to be shown/hidden. (In this example the Image data is hidden and is not shown when the user searches the related data)

  • You can upload the tables that are already existed on your local computer


  1. Upload the unzipped plugin to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


How can I hide some of the data from user’s search query?

Very Easy! All you have to do is to edit the field that you want to hide and checkmark “Hide This Field From Search Query”.


For Example let’s assume you have named your form “Clients” and you’ve put some fields to it like “Name”, “Project”, “Email”. Now you’ve made some entries to this this form and suddenly you realized you want to hide the “Email” field from user’s search query when they are searching for a particular client or a particular project. In this situation all you have to is to refer to the same form that you’ve made your entries through it. In this example you have to refer to “Clients” form which can be found under “Forms” menu. Then you edit the “Email” field and you checkmark the “Hide This Field From Search Query”; click Update and you’re done. The Email information will not be shown on front-end search query anymore.


May 30, 2019
I am trying to have my website have a database to do checks for particular criteria for my Clients and Web Users. I wanted something that had a database for people to fill out, that way, when the criteria was met by another person, they could enter a result that would match the entered info. This Plugin just works! its exactly what I wanted!
April 25, 2019
Quite Functional and unrestrictive, the problems is I need the search function to only search two or three specific data in a table. Is there a way to make this work? Thank you!@
December 29, 2018
It does what it promises, but it does it rather uncomfortable. Editing entries is painful, handling large data sets is not recommended. Search functionality is limited. You can't search for terms within a field, the search will only return entries that start with your search term. That is not acceptable in times of Google search or TablePress. It is not known whether the Pro Version of this plugin does a better job at searching, it is too expensive for my non-commercial purposes (starting at 5$/month).
October 17, 2018
This plugin exactly does what I need without any complicated parts or interface. The contributor supports very well for questions.
September 24, 2018
One star just to get support attention and assistance because nothing happens for some time on the support forum page.
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  • Handled the error about csv mime type for WP v5.0.x


  • New admin interface
  • Minor bug fixes


  • Added the ability for SELECTIVE search
  • Added the option for switching between SELECTIVE and COLLECTIVE search
  • Improved the comprehensive instructions
  • Added the ability to put the forms on front-end via shortcodes


  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translation (Many thanks to Dimy Coleta)


  • Minor issues fixed
  • Added dynamic shortcodes for displaying desired input tables on front-end


  • Fixed upload CSV functionality. Now it works great under any condition.


  • The search functionality shows partial matches as well.
  • The search functionality became case-insensitive


  • bug fixed


  • bug fixed


  • Added the ability to update the entries


  • First release