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.



February 7, 2023
yyyeeeaaahhhh...thank you! It was not possible that Wordpress, used all over the world, remained without a function as basic and trivial as it is important! thanks for the great contribution!
December 6, 2022
Plugin works fine. It helped me to resolve some issue
November 24, 2022
We struggled with searching for members in a separate plug in (they'd end up just as a user only) and this allowed us to find them by first name or last name ... a huge time saver! Nice and simple, no problems. Thank you!
December 27, 2020
The Learners on my courses never seem to know what email they used to register their account but most seem to know their actual name ha ha! This plugin makes searching my First Last or partial name super simple. THANK YOU!
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Contributors & Developers

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