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The Lost and Found


This is an easy to use lost and found system for your community theater, church group,
community group, etc.

You submit a picture and a description of your items then people can enter their information
to claim the items.


  1. Upload “” to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory and unzip – or use the internal plugin install
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress
  3. Enter the short code “[lost_found]” on a blank page.

From the wordpress dashboard there will be a menu Settings – lost-and-found with configuration options.


Who is this for?

This is for any group with a wordpress site that one way or another gets items in their lost and found.

Who can add items?

By default the wordpress admins can add items. Within the configuration page you can add other individuals or add that ability to additional users. Note: in order for a user to be able to add items they must have the “upload_files” capability in wordpress. By default these are authors, editors, and admins.

Contributors & Developers

“The Lost and Found” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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Moved in-line javascript to seperate file. Should help bad javascript from wrecking plugin.


Fixed bug related to clearing claims.


Removed the rest of the $post->guid references so it works better.


Fixed install creating output during the install (made it static)


Added ability to add all author type users to add items.
Fixed GUID issues


Added ability to sort newest to oldest or vice versa (in the settings on the dashboard)
Added ability to change how the date is displayed.
Changed the css handling so it will never override your custom css


Major CSS changes – now more theme friendly
Fixed div by zero
Fixed lack of www on links in some WP installs


Added choice for items per page
Cosmetic fixes
Ability to edit items after they are submitted


Completed email feature.
Fixed nav template


Fixed the admin settings


Initial release