Support » Plugin: WP-Table Reloaded » [Plugin: WP-Table Reloaded] Search widget

  • Resolved Josh Fialkoff



    I have a table of hundreds of PDFs with descriptions.

    I would like to have a search box in the sidebar that will query those PDFs and display a list of the matching ones.

    Is that possible?

    Is it possible to have list of resulting PDFs show up on the page with a reload?


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  • Plugin Author TobiasBg


    Hi Josh,

    this is unfortunately not exactly possible like you want it, probably.

    Have you noticed the already existing “Search” functionality above a table which will search “live” in the table and only show table rows that match the search terms?
    That probably comes closest to what you need.

    Additionally, you could take a look at, which can automatically initialize that search from above (with a value from your sidebar search form).

    A solution that works on the server side is not really possible, but you could check out the Filtering Extension from my website ( This however only allows searching for exact cell contents, so that is not really helpful for your visitors, I guess.

    So, summing up, all available ideas will require some custom programming from you. If they don’t really satisfy your needs, you will likely have to look into a custom PHP/mySQL solution for your table, which you would then have to use instead of WP-Table Reloaded.

    Best wishes,

    Hi Tobias,
    Thanks for the quick and thorough update.
    I think I can use this information to work my developer on a solution.

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