Ajax Filter Search



Ajax Filter Search is a small but powerful plugin that displays your post or custom post type in a tabled format with pagination, all using ajax so theres no page reload!

A user can filter your posts by search keyword, month, year, and category to get the exact content theyre looking for. This is a great tool for anyone looking to show a reel of Press Releases, Blog Posts, Upcoming Events, whatever you can think of!


  • Setting Panel Customize your version of Ajax Filter Search by updating various plugin settings (see screenshots).
  • Customizeable Shortcode Beginning the process of allow overriding of the default values in the general settings with custom shortcode attributes. In the future, this will give you the ability to have multiple shortcodes throughout the site. For now, You can add a filter_by attribute to show selected categories/taxonomies to the default query.

Example Shortcode

[ajax_filter_search filter_by="category-slug-1,category-slug2"] 

Tested Browsers

  • Firefox (Mac, PC)
  • Chrome (Mac, PC, iOS, Android)
  • Safari (Mac, iOS)
  • IE10+

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How to install Ajax Filter Search.

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the Add New in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for Ajax Filter Search
  3. Click Install Now
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the Add New in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the Upload area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click Install Now
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download
  2. Extract the ajax-filter-search directory to your computer
  3. Upload the ajax-filter-search directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


  1. Copy the shortcode [ajax_filter_search]
  2. Add the shortcode to your page, by adding it through the content editor or placing it directly within one of your template files.
  3. Load a page with your shortcode in place and watch Ajax Filter Search fetch your posts.

Yes! Simply add the filter_by attribute to the shortcode and enter the category slug of the selected category/taxonomy youd like to display. For multiple categories, separate each with a comma (,).

Make sure you have the correct slug for the correct post type & taxonomy you selected..

Yes, Ajax Filter Search uses admin-ajax and nonces in order to protect URLs and forms from being misused.

Yep, but just know that any edits may affect future versions.

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