Full-Text Search


Replaces site search with full-text search.

Replace the site search from LIKE search to Japanese full-text search (MySQL + Ngram parser or Mroonga engine + TokenMecab parser). This will significantly improve search performance.

Search for pure strings (plain text) without HTML tags. This will prevent HTML tags from being searched.

The data (index) for searching is stored in a dedicated table. It does not rewrite existing table structures or post data (posts table).

Searches for text in PDF, Word (doc, docx), Excel, and PowerPoint files. Secured PDF file are currently not supported.

It supports WordPress multisite.

Search string options

  • OR (uppercase letter) – Combine searches. Example: foo OR bar
  • - – Exclude words from the search. Example: foo -bar
  • "" – Search for an exact match. Example: “foo bar”
  • * – Search by wildcard. Mroonga only. Example: foo*
  • () – Grouping. Mroonga only. Example: (foo OR bar) baz

Operating environment

Requires MySQL 5.6 or later, or Mroonga engine.

Mroonga engine is strongly recommended. InnoDB engine performs significantly worse with large amounts of data.


  • Settings screen.
  • Infomation screen.
  • Maintenance screen.
  • Attachment details screen.


  1. Upload the full-text-search folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.


2022 ལོའི་ཟླ 11 ཚེས 25 ཉིན།
When I asked a question about using it with the WP Download Manager plugin, there was a polite answer about how to customize it, and it worked as desired. That’s excellent.
2022 ལོའི་ཟླ 2 ཚེས 23 ཉིན།
I am a user from China, and I have used the search plug-in developed by you; my website has 2 million pieces of data, and the plug-in developed by you can really run efficiently. But there is one question that I would like to give feedback, and at the same time I would like to ask you if there is a better way to deal with this situation. When searching for a keyword with a number such as \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”10个\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”, the plug-in does not return the result, but always displays the loading process, which may even cause the website to be abnormal. Hope to get your reply, thank you!
གདེང་འཇོག 2 ཡོངས་སུ་ཀློག

བྱས་རྗེས་འཇོག་མཁན། & གསར་འབྱེད་པ།

“Full-Text Search” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Full-Text Search” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་སྐད་ཡིག་ནང་ལ་ “Full-Text Search” ཡིག་སྒྱུར་བྱོས།

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Updated PDF Parser library to 2.10.0.


  • Fixed compatibility issues with other plugins.


  • Supported WordPress version 6.5 and MySQL version 8.3.
  • Updated PDF Parser library to 2.9.0.


  • Updated PDF Parser library to 2.8.0.


  • Fixed an error when extracting text from PDF files.


  • Added option to use mark.js to highlight search keywords.
  • Adhered WordPress coding standards 3.0.1.


  • Supported WordPress version 6.4.
  • Updated WordPress version requirements to 5.5.


  • Fixed a bug in highlighting search keywords.
  • Changed the name of “Reusable Block” to “Synced Pattern”.


  • Fixed a bug that characters on the management screen were sometimes garbled.


  • Updated PDF Parser library to 2.7.0.


  • Replaced composer autoloader with Jetpack autoloader.


  • Updated PDF Parser library to 2.4.0.
  • Code refactoring to meet WordPress PHP Coding Standards.

See the previous changelogs here