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


Installation Instructions
  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.


Simple but Handy

This plugin exactly does what I need without any complicated parts or interface.
The contributor supports very well for questions.

Support attention

One star just to get support attention and assistance because nothing happens for some time on the support forum page.

Not up to date

I just tryed it on WP 4.7.3 and it isn’t compatible. Yoc cand upload CSV database, fou can’t even add multiple rows on database.

Edit: it needs lots of work on import sistem, and also has lots of special caracters that didn’t recognise, like “+”. However, I managed to work with and was only one option I’ve found of this kind.


This plugin is just what I needed. I created a lookup tool for people to find their polling place. I had to upload a csv file with 18,000 rows. Now voters in my school district can see where to vote! Thanks CSDES!

CSV upload doesn’t work

Good plugin but the CSV upload feature is unreliable. Don’t use this plugin if you have lots of data because you might have to enter it one cell at a time. (Not 1 row or column at a time, but 1 CELL at a time!)

One of fine database plugins

One of fine database plugins. I can manage many great databases with it 🙂
In fact only plugin in the market to have features and databse linkages as required by me – in training and consulting business.

It can have many other applications.

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Contributors & Developers

“Custom Searchable Data Entry System” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • 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