Advanced All in One Admin Search by WP Spotlight


Advanced All in One Admin Search by WP Spotlight is a powerful global quick navigation search plugin for WordPress Dashboard – it is an advancement of the default WordPress dashboard search.

You can configure it to search anything on your WordPress Dashboard like pages, posts, comments, orders, users and many more options.

How does it work?

  1. Install the plugin, and you will see the search field on the wp-admin bar.
  2. By default, menu search will be activated. However, you can include any searchable option from the plugin settings page.
  3. Now, type anything for WP Spotlight plugin to search your entire dashboard and list all available menus/options.

How is it better?

WP Spotlight is a new utility search plugin which enhances the search experience in WP dashboard. You will see the search results at lightning speed and as you type, search results will become more accurate.

Moreover, you do not need to explore your WordPress dashboard to find any menu. Just type a word and you will be presented with all available options/menus on your site.

Everything in one place

Say if you have installed a new plugin and it has some searchable options,
WP Spotlight search plugin smartly identifies those options and will list it on the settings page.
All you have to do is check the option to make it searchable.


  • WP Spotlight Search field
  • WP Spotlight Search Settings
  • Menu and Submenu search result
  • Product search
  • Order search by ID
  • User search


14 Oktober 2023 1 reply
The plugin basically works fine, but not for ACF fields (post meta) used in WooCommerce products. We are using ACF fields for products (Woo) and the plugin does not return any entries when searching for strings that are in the ACF fields although we did check the boxes for products and post meta in the settings of the plugin.Maybe the post meta search needs to be extended for WooCommerce.
8 Mei 2021
Such a fantastic plugin! I’m a frequent user of Spotlight on MacOS, and WP Spotlight has allowed me to hide most of my admin menu items because I can now just search for them when I need them. It’s also very well-maintained. Thanks so much for building such a useful plugin! 🙂
17 Mac 2021 2 replies
I think the plugin is really great. I just tested it a bit. A really good backend search for admins and editors. Does it also work with content from ACF – Advanced Custom Fields? I have already created fields but no content yet.
3 September 2020 4 replies
Pretty cool, does what it says. Nice interface. I’d give it six stars if it could be used to search post meta and user meta. Almost everything on my site is stored in custom fields.
6 Julai 2020
This is the plugin I’ve been looking for for so many years. This works like a charm. I can search for the important things in the admin panel using this plugin.
Read all 7 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Advanced All in One Admin Search by WP Spotlight” adalah perisian sumber terbuka. Orang-orang berikut telah menyumbang kepada pemalam ini.



1.1.1 – 8th April 2021

  • Fix: undefined variable $admin_is_parent. (Thanks a tonne to @theprinze for reporting)

1.1.0 – 14th April 2021

  • Feature: The new option brings you to search the post by post meta (E.g: Advanced Custom fields)
  • Improvement: Menu finding ability improved.
  • Improvement: Search library updated
  • Fix: Plugin search results linking to incorrect URLs for certain menus.(Thanks a tonne to @sofrlowi for reporting)

1.0.2 – 05th Jul 2020

  • Fix: Theme Customizer page load stuck due to the Java Script error.(Thanks a tonne to @ginhofresh for reporting)

1.0.1 – 28th Sep 2018

  • Improvement: Global shortcut key added for all browsers and all OS’s
  • Improvement: Save setting admin notice added
  • Fix: Search bar icon not showing on Windows & Linux.

1.0.0 – 25th Sep 2018

  • Initial release.