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?
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?