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Enhanced Search Form


WordPress has a build-in search system which actually allows searching posts in certain one or mutiple category(s), month archive(s) and tag(s). However, by default you must manually add extra GET/ POST parameter to search query to enable these features.

This plugin enhanced the wordpress search form so visitors can submit a more advanced search query via XHTML visual Form, allowing setting conditions that posts should be in some category(s), publish in which month, having some tag(s) and other conditions. Mutiple conditions are allowed and connected by AND Boolean operation.

Go to “Installation” tab to see how to install and use this plugin. Goto “Screenshots” tab to see what enhanced search form likes.


  • Russian (ru_RU)


  • Search Form, the "Advanced" button is added by this plugin
  • When clicking "Advanced", visitors can set more search conditions...


Known problems

It’s tested that some feature(s) of “search everything” plugin is not compatible with this plugin, which will cause this plugin’s “search by month” feature not working, the problem may be because of the unmatched quote in SQL sentence processed by “search everything” and this plugin. Currently no way to fix it as further troubleshooting is difficult.


V0.5 – 03.12.2014

  • Update : We remove a menu page.

V0.4 – 21.11.2014

  • Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.0.1.
  • NEW : We added a menu page.

V0.3 – 2014.08.27

  • Bugfix : We fixed bugs on the search results page.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.9.2.
  • NEW : The Russian language file is added to the plugin.

V0.2 – 2009.09.18

  • Bugfix : Bugs fix

V0.1 – 2009.07.12

  • New : First release.

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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