Search & Filter (Free Version)

By: Designs & Code
Added: December 2, 2020


Performance: Search & Filter (Free Version) has a rating of 4/5
Recommendation: Safe to use, slight impact site performance.


Search & Filter is a simple search and filtering plugin for WordPress – it is an advancement of the WordPress search box.

You can search by Category, Tag, Custom Taxonomy, Post Type, Post Date or any combination of these easily to really refine your searches – remove the search box and use it as a filtering system for your posts and pages. Fields can be displayed as dropdowns, checkboxes, radio buttons or multi selects.

This is the free version of the plugin. Its limitations in comparison to the Pro version are:

  • It doesn’t use ajax to display results (filtering by more than 2 taxonomies at a time may not display proper results)
  • It doesn’t have a drag and drop interface, only a manual shortcode
  • It doesn’t include jQuery range slider, date pickers and auto-complete comboboxes for selects and multiselects


This plugin has been replaced by: Search & Filter Pro
This plugin will still be supported, but the replacement should be considered priority.


To see this plugin in action, go to the Features page of this site and use the sidebar which is made entirely with Search & Filter.