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Search Simple Fields


Search Simple Fields for WordPress let you add custom fields to be used during the wordpress search.

Search Simple Fields is mainly, an extension for Simple Fields plugin, but not only.

Features and highlight

  • choose the post types to be used in search. Easy way to include registered post types
  • choose the defined Simple Fields to be used in search query
  • advanced option: choose from Media custom fields. It required programming knowledge: you need to include the name of the function used for the “attachment_fields_to_edit” filter.
  • to include the set custom fields, add in the active theme function.php file the lines:
    if(!is_admin()) :
    if(function_exists(‘search_simple_fields_search_posts’)) :

Help and Support

You can find more information about this plugin here:


As always, make a backup of your database first!

  1. Upload the folder “search-simple-fields” to “/wp-content/plugins/”
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress
  3. A new option will be added to Settings: Search Simple Fields


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Contributors & Developers

“Search Simple Fields” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • First beta version.


  • Added possibility to search in WordPress custom fields too