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WP Search Tags


This wordpress plugin ensures tags associated with a post are searched when users perform search using the out-of-box wordpress search feature. This plugin works with the new WordPress 2.3 native tagging features.

This plugin is beneficial for those that associate tags with posts that don’t appear in the post content.


See an example of this plugin at Wedding Cake Blog


  1. Download plugin installation and upload wp-tag-search.php to your plug-ins folder, usually /wp-content/plugins
    1. Login to wordpress administration panel and activate the plug-in (Under plug-ins). Plugin name is Search Tags

Contributors & Developers

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

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Added ability to search category names as well


Significant performance improvement due to query re-write. Credit to Loïc Mahé


  • Initial Version