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  • I have about 3 years worth of posts in one of my WP installs. I am trying to find all posts with a specific name mentioned in them to research something; but cannot remember when each is posted, so I am having to search month by month on the admin page.

    (And for whatever reason, when I use the search on my blog’s template, it does not find it at all … weird … but that doesn’t concern me right now. I can always replace the search function with several search-related plugins I have.)

    I’ve searched through the posts here, but either nothing like this exists, or I am not using the correct keywords. I need something that can search all posts via the admin page. Is this possible? Or does an admin fix/plugin with this ability exist?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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  • What version of WordPress are you using?

    When I perform a search under Manage > Posts in 1.5.x, it outputs all posts that match the search term, not just posts within a given month.

    I am using

    OK, my bad. I was under the impression that it only searched a given month.

    Then my problem is that it is not finding the search term, when clearly it exists in the post.

    Would the terms format in the post matter? For instance, the term I am looking for is in italics in every post so far … would that affect the search?

    It shouldn’t. The search in WordPress is a bit dumb. That’s not meant as an insult but as a decription of it’s pattern matching power, which is not all that powerful. If a search term exists anywhere in a post, it should provide a match.

    If you know that the term is set in italics, one thing you could try is:


    ( or <em>searchterm if you’re using that tag).

    I tried that, but will definitely keep looking into it then. Thank you for your input. 🙂

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