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Better WordPress search in three steps

  1. Activate
  2. Configure options
  3. Search ( maybe that's only two steps )

Options include search highlight, searching pages, excerpts, attachments, drafts, comments and custom fields (metadata).

What it does:

Search Everything increases the ability of the default Wordpress Search, options included:

  • Search Highlighting
  • Search By Author
  • Search Every Page
  • Search Every Tag
  • Search Custom Taxonomies ( new )
  • Search Every Category
  • Search non-password protected pages only
  • Search Every Comment
  • Search only approved comments
  • Search Every Draft
  • Search Every Excerpt
  • Search Every Attachment (post type)
  • Search Every Custom Field (metadata)
  • Exclude Posts from search
  • Exclude Categories from search


Installation Instructions:

  1. Download the plugin and unzip it (didn't you already do this?).
  2. Put the 'search-everything' directory into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Go to the Plugins page in your WordPress Administration area and click 'Activate' next to Search Everything.
  4. Go to the Options > Search Everything and configure your settings.
  5. That's it. Have fun and if you can contribute (see notes).

Frequently Asked Questions

It doesn't work

Read the installation guide.

It still doesn't work

Create an issue here on github.

What Translations are included?

  • Arabic
  • Belarusian
  • China / Chinese
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Norwegian (Nynorsk)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Taiwan / Chinese
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