Media Search Enhanced

Description

This plugin is made for:

  • Search through all fields in Media Library, including: ID, title, caption, alternative text and description.
  • Search Taxonomies for Media, include the name, slug and description fields.
  • Search media file name.
  • Use shortcode [mse-search-form] to insert a media search form in posts and template files. It will search for media by all fields mentioned above.

Screenshots

  • Demo search on the Media Library screen.
  • Demo search on the Insert Media - Media Library screen.

Installation

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘media-search-enhanced’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select media-search-enhanced.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download media-search-enhanced.zip
  2. Extract the media-search-enhanced directory to your computer
  3. Upload the media-search-enhanced directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

FAQ

How to link media to the file itself rather than the attachment page in media search results page?

Please add the following code to the functions.php in your theme:

function my_get_attachment_url( $url, $post_id ) {

    $url = wp_get_attachment_url( $post_id );

    return $url;
}
add_filter( 'mse_get_attachment_url', 'my_get_attachment_url', 10, 2 );

Reviews

Essential!

This plugin was essential for my photoblog and its thousands of media library files. How else could I ever expect to find what I was looking for?

Neat but with an inconvenient or a bug

The functionality is a must have. I don’t understand why it is not implemented in WordPress by default. It works very well on my WordPress 4.6.3 except that… the sorting column functionality of WordPress doesn’t work correctly anymore when your extension is activated. In the Media lib, I click on “Title” or “Date” column headers and the result is not all consistent.
I hope you’ll get this review and fix the issue.
Thank you.

reduces wp functionality

I tested this plugin and for media that few words in the title, it fails to find them.

For example, if my media name is my_media_file.jpg and I search for “my media”, this plugin does not find it. While wordpress without this plugin is finding it fine.

Would be happy to change my review once this is fixed.

Saved The Day

I’m rebuilding a site that used a Gallery CPT with no image titles. This plugin allowed me to rebuild the galleries by searching by file name. Works perfectly.

Wonderfull

Works perfectly.
I can now search gallery captions.

Is there a way I can include the search in my footer area as a widget or something?

I would also like to decrease the length of the search bar.

Read all 23 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Media Search Enhanced” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.8.0

  • Supporting MIME type and date filters when searching in the Media Library. Thanks to @jedifunk for spotting this bug.

0.7.3

0.7.2

  • Bug fix: Make the search work with WPML Media – All languages.
  • Filter the search form if it’s on the media search results page.
  • Make the images clickable in the search results. Can be disabled by setting the filter mse_is_image_clickable to false.

0.7.1

  • Bug fix: Remove duplicate search results when WPML plugin is activated, THE RIGHT WAY.

0.7.0

  • Remove duplicate search results when WPML plugin is activated. Props @joseluiscruz.

0.6.1

  • Security update: use $wpdb->prepare to process SQL statements. Thanks to @daxelrod for this.

0.6.0

  • Add ID to search fields.
  • Modify the clauses with posts_clauses filter.

0.5.4

  • Add filter mse_get_attachment_url to modify the attachment URLs in the media search results.

0.5.3

  • Bug fix: Filtered excerpt should be returned, not echoed.

0.5.2

  • Display thumbnails in the media search results.

0.5

  • Use shortcode [mse-search-form] to insert a media search form in posts, which only searches for media files (through all fields).

0.4

  • Search media file name.

0.3

  • If there are Taxonomies for Media, search the name, slug and description fields.

0.2.1

  • Add DISTINCT statement to SQL when query media in the “Insert Media” screen

0.2.0

  • The first version