WordPress FullText Search

for powerful modern in-site search

Install this plug-in on your website and users will find all the data you have planned. Nothing will get lost.

A special algorithm makes searches several times faster, adds real relevance and displays results in a user-friendly way. You can search by titles, article text, meta fields, tags, categories, and even by file content!

Searching in PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, etc is currently supported.

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 The best solution to find attachments by their content 

 No need to code or set up for hours - it just works... Awesome!

 One of the must-have plugins for the WordPress 

 Very flexible plugin, we solved all issues with the PDF files on our website with it 

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This product is designed (and still being developed) by an international team for WordPress users and enthusiasts from all over the world.

We take special steps to make it accessible to you. You can pay for the Pro license using Paypal or a credit card issued in ANY country.

How Does It Work?

A modern two-stage search approach

(this method is also used by Google, Yandex, Bing, and other popular search engines)

WPFTS Indexing Diagram
WPFTS Indexing Diagram

STAGE #1: Data Indexing

Immediately after activation, the plugin extracts all data from your website database (posts, meta fields, categories, tags, attachments' content, etc) and put it to a separate high-optimized structure, called "Word-based Search Index".

This index uses MySQL WordPress database but different tables. No existing data tables will be touched. This index will be kept in sync when you make any changes in WP.

Unlike Google or Bing, WPFTS Pro processes the internal data of the site, not HTML webpages. Thanks to this, even protected data is indexed and can be made available for search.

STAGE #2: Search and Display

When the website user makes the search, the plugin dynamically improves the standard WordPress search functionality (WP_Query) using hooks so WP uses the Word-based Index to search textual data. Thus all previously indexed data become searchable like usual posts.

WordPress Search using Index
WPFTS Smart Excerpts example with Twenty Seventeen theme
WPFTS Smart Excerpts example with Twenty Seventeen theme

Finally, the WPFTS plugin shows found records in a user-friendly manner (like Google does) using your existing theme page. You don't need to change any template for this. Even the attachment files will be magically shown in search results!


WPFTS plugin is written in PHP and doesn't require an installation of any additional software. It will work on shared hosting.

What hosting do you need for WPFTS?


Unlike the standard WordPress search, WPFTS plugin splits the text into words and saves them in a special way. This mechanism results in any post or file being found in milliseconds

How does it work?


With the help of the in-built filters you can significantly expand the search options, for example, you can search metadata, through file content or within the custom generated data at the same time. 

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The plugin uses its own DB tables and doesn't change your original data and code. In case you'll notice any issues after plugin installation (this is very rare case), you can simple disable it and write us so we can help you to fix the issue.


We are working hard to make this plugin better each new day. The price includes one year subscription which gives you free updates, add-ons and technical support.


The plugin's interface uses the same language as your WordPress version. Right now English, Russian and Ukrainian languages are supported. If you want to add any other language – write to us and we will include it in the next plugin update. The plugin is ready for localization using any of popular WP plugins.

Has been running since 2016 on a variety of sites

"When we finalized the WordPress platform, to host our legal websites of India, it also became clear that the default search of WordPress is not up to mark. Our sites would excel only, with a powerful search tool. In came FullTextSearch, too much of a relief, installed it and now results are very very relevant and fast. Swell support. Very competitive pricing."

Manpreet Singh Sood

"As webmaster of a car club, I was looking for an affordable tool to make our pdf file library searchable. I discovered the Fulltext Search plugin and bought a license. It worked great, but my service provider reported performance problems and shut it down. I reported this to the development team, and after an update, this problem was solved. Now it works great again!. Don’t expect miracles, but for this price, it really works like magic!"

Gerard Cappers

"Highly recommended. I was trying ajax search which failed in attached pdf search while WP FullText Search delivered what I expected. I have never ever experienced such attitude to potentional customer. They spent some hours with advice how to set up and configure plugin so that it works without glitches with PDF Embedder and other plugins I am using.
This help saved probably hundreds of hours with creation of my web site. I must say again – unbelievable, I am impressed as never in my life."

Ivo Stika

"This plugin does an amazing job, searching in our uploaded PDF files, in Armenian language. We purchased the Pro version and I came here to write about how amazing, fast and helpful is the support team. Good job!"


"I have been looking for an advanced search plugin that can handle 50.000+ posts, is reasonably fast & accurate AND is no hog on server resources. As an online newspaper with an open archive, we just need a reliable search.

What can I say? WPFTS absolutely RULEZ! We started with about 50.000 posts: yeah, it took some hours to build the index 🙂 Despite the very long running time of the process, it went flawless. After generating the index, the plugin worked right out of the box. It is VERY fast, even now as we crossed the 100.000 posts margin!
It gives us exactly what we need: highly relevant results, sorted by date, with amazing speed.
Also very nice: the Google-like presentation of the results, with snippet and highlighted search term. Bravo!
And since you can turn a WP search into an RSS-feed, we can offer highly specialized feeds which we can automatically feed into special-interest facebook groups, thus vastly expanding our reach.
One last word about the support: I have to give it an A+
Simply outstanding! Timely and competent, and a fun to work with. Keep up the good work!"

Alex Dittrich

"The plugin is simply excellent in enabling searches for pretty much any term (including custom taxonomies and metadata), while support is fast, positive, and helpful."


"This is the best plugin full text search even try.


The support is incredibile and professional!
Now we finally can search inside all PDF files on our huge client website.

Buy to PRO !!"


"If I could give this 10 stars I would! This is truly one of the best value plugins I have seen in all my time using WordPress!

First – for the ROI on price, the functionality you get is amazing! The ability to search through documents and be presented with the results is fantastic! We have archives of documents that were not indexable until now. Setting this up was a matter of installing, and clicking a few buttons. It could not be any easier.

Next – In truth, I did run into some issues on the site I installed this on. However, the issues were due to poor coding on a custom theme. I inherited a site and the results I expected were not shown. Support from the developer was better than top-notch! Getting updated code, online chat, and support, and getting hotfixes blew away any expectations I had. I could not have asked for better support. In fact, unless he was sitting at my desk next to me, I cannot imagine better support.

This plugin will be going on every site we use!!"


"Very collaborative, helpful and quickly support.
I have troubleshooting with Avada theme and they have solved it in less than 24 hours.
The plugin works better than expected, highly recommended."


"I’m super happy to have been helped with minimum response time and judicious guidance to make even better use of this gem of a plugin!

Unconditioned recommendation."


"Finding products with Guttenberg has never been easier. Thanks!"


"My new favorite plugin & Rockstar Support team.

Alexey made my day to fix an ennoying issue with Divi with a clear instruction.

Now we finally can search inside all PDF files on our huge client website.
You need a PRO version for PDF search but the massive improvement for both site owner and visitor is undeniable.

So, if you happen to host a website with a lot of content. Go Pro!"


"Very collaborative and helpful service. I am a novice so it was very helpful for me to be able to contact the developer for help. I messaged on their homepage and they got back to me very quickly. I needed some help to create search parameters that only resulted in pdf and page results for search and I AM NOT a PHP expert. They helped me on both counts and i learned a lot in the process.

Highly recommended. I purchased the pro license it is well worth the money!

UPDATE; just when you think it cannot get any better it does. I had an issue with a conflict between this plugin and WP Smush and the developer took the time to figure it out and solve the problem. AWESOME SERVICE."


"The team was really helpful with getting the excerpts working with my Bento theme by creating an installable add-on. After that he created another add-on for the integration with Memphis Docs. The WPFTS search results page offers wonderful working configurable excerpts now, and links to indexed documents in Memphis Docs library. Searching is running smoothly now, in long text posts and many document types as well. No other plugin is needed! Your sublime help is very much appreciated! Merry Christmas! 😉"

Theo Jager

"Great plugin, works like a charm! After contacting him, the author showed great interest and deep understanding of the matter and he was more than helpful!

Highly recommended!"


Why FullText Search is useful to me?

Improve user experience

Users can find the information they need much more quickly and feel more comfortable with your site. Loyalty, repeated visits and visit time are growing.

SEO visibility

You can display a piece of the private information in the search results and thereby improve the visibility of the site for search engines and create capture points for potential customers.

Directly increases revenue

More loyal target users visit your site and the targeted information is more visible to them. Your income grows.

Some More Details

How is WordPress FullText Search built?

The inbuilt ("standard") search in WordPress simply searches through all posts on your website, comparing the search request with the title and posts' content. The more files (posts, pages, etc.) the site has, the slower the search process will be. For example, if you website contains more than 10000 posts the search process can take from a few seconds to tens of seconds! It is not convenient for an end user and heavily overloads a server.

WordPress FullText Search plugin provides a background scan of all data (posts and pages) on your site, splitting them into separate words and writing a systematized structure in separate tables of database (the so-called "index"). At the same time, the search significantly speeds up because the index for the requested word (or the combination of words) immediately shows the list of all files where this word is used. Such algorithm works hundred, if not thousand times faster than the standard search. That is why a similar algorithm is used by Yandex, Google, Facebook, VKontakte and other popular search engines.

The complete search index is built once - after the first activation of the plugin. Thereafter WPFTS plugin will correct the data in the created index during adding, editing or deleting of posts/pages in a "clear" automatic mode. 

The search index is saved and stored in a separate database. Your original data remains unchanged.

How does WPFTS expand the search abilities?
What are the requirements to the website hosting?

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