I would like to include the author search in the default WordPress search. Is there any way of doing this? right know it retrieves all the posts with the permalinks and author names. same way i need the authors search. is it possible?

  • What author search?
    – s_ha_dum
    Jan 27, 2014 at 15:01
  • i need to search the users and retrieve their posts like the default search.suppose i am searching naveen, so i want to retrieve all posts from naveen.
    – Naveen
    Jan 28, 2014 at 5:21
  • Do you want to just search authors, or include authors into the default post search?
    – s_ha_dum
    Jan 28, 2014 at 13:55
  • include authors in to the default search.
    – Naveen
    Jan 29, 2014 at 14:21
  • Search the site please: wordpress.stackexchange.com/search?q=include+authors+in+search
    – s_ha_dum
    Jan 29, 2014 at 14:22

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This plugin called "WP Extended Search" looks like it would do the trick.: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-extended-search/

There's also this answer that may work for you: Possible to search by author name with default WordPress search function?

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