Advanced WP Admin/Dashboard Spotlight Search


Advanced WP Admin/Dashboard is a powerful global quick navigation search plugin for WordPress Dashboard – it is an advancement of the default WordPress dashboard search.

You can configure it to search anything on your WordPress Dashboard like pages, posts, comments, orders, users and many more options.

How does it work?

  1. Install the plugin, and you will see the search field on the wp-admin bar.
  2. By default, menu search will be activated. However, you can include any searchable option from the plugin settings page.
  3. Now, type anything for WP Spotlight plugin to search your entire dashboard and list all available menus/options.

How is it better?

WP Spotlight is a new utility search plugin which enhances the search experience in WP dashboard. You will see the search results at lightning speed and as you type, search results will become more accurate.

Moreover, you do not need to explore your WordPress dashboard to find any menu. Just type a word and you will be presented with all available options/menus on your site.

Everything in one place

Say if you have installed a new plugin and it has some searchable options,
WP Spotlight search plugin smartly identifies those options and will list it on the settings page.
All you have to do is check the option to make it searchable.


  • WP Spotlight Search field
  • WP Spotlight Search Settings
  • Menu and Submenu search result
  • Product search
  • Order search by ID
  • User search


September 3, 2020
Pretty cool, does what it says. Nice interface. I'd give it six stars if it could be used to search post meta and user meta. Almost everything on my site is stored in custom fields.
July 6, 2020
This is the plugin I've been looking for for so many years. This works like a charm. I can search for the important things in the admin panel using this plugin.
July 6, 2020
This plugin completely changed our way of working in WP dashboard. Navigating through the admin side is just so much more convenient and because of its 'search anything' behavior, everything is so much faster accessible through WP Spotlight Search. I can’t imagine going back working without it anymore!
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Contributors & Developers

“Advanced WP Admin/Dashboard Spotlight Search” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.0.2 – 05th Jul 2020

  • Fix: Theme Customizer page load stuck due to the Java Script error.

1.0.1 – 28th Sep 2018

  • Improvement: Global shortcut key added for all browsers and all OS’s
  • Improvement: Save setting admin notice added
  • Fix: Search bar icon not showing on Windows & Linux.

1.0.0 – 25th Sep 2018

  • Initial release.