Extended User Search In WP-Admin


By default WordPress in WP-admin allows users to search only by username or email id.

But what if you want to search user by first name or last name or both. What if you want to search by entering only partial email address/id or username or by bio, you cannot do it as by default. WordPress do not come with this feature.
This plugin eliminate above limitation. Which could perform search based on full-name, first-name, last-name, email, username and bio.
“Extended User Search In WP-admin” Plugin that allows admin to search user much more deeply and overcomes the limit possessed by WordPress.

Note :- This plugin is inspired from “Improved user search in backend” and “User First Name / Full Name Search In WP-admin” plugins.


  1. Go to plugins->Add New. Click on Upload Plugin.
    2) Browse the downloaded zip file And click install now.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. You are Done. Go to Users tab and enjoy extended user search.


September 20, 2019
I was so glad when I found this. But it doesn't work. Any suggestions?
September 16, 2019
I've never understood why the core does not allow user search in the admin - by firstname / lastname... (it searches username / email) - installed this plugin - and worked exactly as expected.
August 31, 2019
This is exactly what I was looking for and it seems to work perfectly. I wanted to be able to search for WooCommerce customers (which are listed in the WP Admin "Users" section) by their first or last name. This plugin took care of that without any changes to the User admin page. Just type in the first or last name and it finds it. I cannot believe more people haven't begun using this! Thanks very much to the developers and keep up the great work!
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Contributors & Developers

“Extended User Search In WP-Admin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.