String locator


Cuando trabajas en temas y plugins, a menudo te das cuenta de que un fragmento de texto aparece codificado en los archivos, necesitas modificarlo, pero no sabes en qué tema o plugin se encuentra y tampoco en qué archivo individual buscar.

Easily search through your themes, plugins or even WordPress core and be presented with a list of files, the matched text and what line of the file matched your search.
You can then quickly make edits directly in your browser by clicking the link from the search results.

By default a consistency check is performed when making edits to files, this will look for inconsistencies with braces, brackets and parenthesis that are often accidentally left in.
This drastically reduces the risk of breaking your site when making edits, but is in no way an absolute guarantee.


  • Buscando en WordPress la cadena hello dolly.
  • Pantalla de búsqueda cuando la edición está desactivada.
  • Having clicked the link for one of the results and being taken to the editor in the browser.
  • La exploración inteligente ha detectado una incoherencia en el uso de las llaves.

Preguntas frecuentes

Will Smart-Scan guarantee my site is safe when making edits?

Although it will do it’s best at detecting incorrect usage of the commonly used symbols (parenthesis, brackets and braces), there is no guarantee every possible error is detected. The best safe guard is to keep consistent backups of your site (even when not making edits).

As of version 1.6, the plugin will check your site health after performing an edit. If the site is returning a site breaking error code, we’ll revert to the previous version of the file.

My search is failing and I am told that my search is an invalid pattern

This error is only related to regex searches, and is based off how PHP reads your regex string.

Al escribir tu cadena de búsqueda, asegúrate de ajustar tu búsqueda en barras diagonales (/), seguido por cualquier modificador como mayúsculas y minúsculas (i) que quizás quieras utilizar.


25 de septiembre de 2020
I was excited to use this to find some code string left behind by a plugin. However, this plugin failed to find the code after several tries. It pulled results which had nothing to do with the string search intended.
22 de junio de 2020
I think this is a must-have for any WordPress Developer out there looking for a piece of code inside Inspect Elements and trying to figure it out where this file is located. Added to my toolbelt! Thank you and Highly Recommended!
16 de mayo de 2020
You have no idea how much time your plugin saved me to find a color code in a HUGE theme with hundreds of files. Awesome. I love you people!!!
29 de abril de 2020
There are many legacy projects, we have to work with, and there are 2 key plugins we use to handle them. This one is one of them! (second one is the database search plugin). The plugin has an integrated code editor, so, simple edits can be applied on the fly.
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Registro de cambios


  • Fixed case-sensitive class call, apparently not all PHP versions are equal in how this is treated.


  • Updated the editor screen, to a design which more closely adheres to the WordPress editor styles.
  • Added support for searching files, even if you are not able to edit them.
  • Added support for jumping to not just line number, but also location inside that line.
  • Added alternative to disable loopback checks when saving changes.
  • Improved performance by using transients instead of option entries (lower memory usage overall).
  • Improved handling of errors with links to some documentation when available.
  • Improved the amount of details about the current file that are shown in the editor.
  • Fixed the search results table to look like a normal table when restoring a search.

Older entries

See changelog.txt for the version history