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Advanced Plugin Search


Free yourself from the limitations of the standard plugin search delivered by WordPress core. List plugins that have been updated within the last X months or with Y number of downloads. Amazing search features.

Key Features

  • Narrows down searches to number of downloads upper and lower limits
  • Search by name, supported PHP version, WP version
  • Provides advanced search to list only plugins updated within you specified timeframe.
  • Restrict your search to only plugins that are compatible to a given WordPress Version number
  • You name it we have it


Q: How to install from your WordPress dashboard
  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Advanced Plugin Search’
  3. Activate ‘Advance Plugin Search’ from your Plugins page.
Q: How to install from
  1. Download Advanced Plugin Search.
  2. Upload the .zip file in the ‘Plugins > Add New’ section, or copy the unzipped directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  3. Activate WP Advanced Plugin Search from your Plugins page.
Q: How do I configure it

Once Activated you’re ready to go!

  1. Click right side menu called ‘Advanced Plugin Search’
  2. Choose the tab for the configuration settings you want to view
Q: Is it Free

A: The basic feature of Advanced Plugin Search will always be free. Premium features are available for a limited time and use in the free plugin. We’ve introduced some limitations regarding use and search to avoid abuse. If you hit any limits you will be notified by the plugin, just get in touch via our and we will be happy to review your case. We’re not here to prevent you from finding what you need… Quite the opposite!

Q: Can I turn it off

A: Yes, Either disable from ‘Advanced plugin search’ menu’s tab or just de-activate ‘Advanced Plugin Search’ from the plugin menu

Q: Why did you build APS? Does WordPress not already has a search feature for plugins?

A: Yes it does have a search feature, but we think there is room for improvement. We hope APS will make it easier for WordPress admins to find plugins they need. We especially wanted to have more flexibility to filter on more criteria. You can filter on the following criteria: Installs, Rating, Last update and more.

Q: I see some differences between APS search and standard search. How’s that possible?

A: You will see in the plugin operation that we take data from and store it on your sites server. The age of this data is displayed whenever you use APS. If the data at is updated then you will need to download the data again. We dont control how often you download the data bu the age of the data on your server might explain any differences.

Q: : What data do you use for the searches?

A: We use the information present on You can update you information as often as you wish.

Q: I found a bug. What can I do?

A: Get in touch, we’re always happy to hear suggestion. You can simply send an email to:

Q: I have a suggestion. What can I do?

A: Get in touch, we’re always happy to hear suggestion. You can simply send an email to:


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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Initial release


  • Bug fixed to fetch perfect number of plugins.

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