Support » Plugin: WP-Filebase Download Manager » [Plugin: WP-Filebase] Should Search find the files?

  • Love the WP-Filebase plugin, thanks.

    But I can’t seem to get Search to work. Maybe I’m not understanding.

    I have uploaded a few files, given them titles, descriptions etc, but not attached them to posts.

    I then try searching (not within wp-admin but using Search on the actual site). I tried a search using a word in the file name (activity). It was also in the Title and Description of the file I uploaded. But Search brings up no results.

    Should I expect Search to find and return files from their filenames and/or titles?


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  • cewyattjr


    I’m on the same boat, Aileen. I wonder if you found a solution to this issue?

    Thanks so much,


    Plugin Author Fabian


    Currently, the search does only work for files that are attached to a post or page. The post is listed in search results, not the actual file.



    Okay, thanks for the reply. At least we understand what to expect.

    I very much need to “search” works for searching files.
    That might write a widget for this! or changes in existing ones.

    Yes this is very important.

    Is there a way to make it so search will search the titles/description of the file after you upload it?

    Yep. I’m looking for this as well. It’s not enough to have a category tree. Need to add a search box that will at least return any file that has the query string in the file name.

    So… I think there isn’t a “fulltext” search inside file… 🙁

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