Advanced Search Plus (archived, replaced by Advanced Search)

By Daniel Berthereau Add some fields to the advanced search form (before/after creation date, has media, media type, etc.).

Advanced Search Plus (module for Omeka S)

IMPORTANT: This module is deprecated and has been replaced by the module Advanced Search and won’t be updated any more. The upgrade from it is automatic.

New versions of this module and support for Omeka S version 3.0 and above are available on GitLab, which seems to respect users and privacy better than the previous repository.

Advanced Search Plus is a module for Omeka S that add some fields to the advanced search form to make search more precise.

Added fields are:

  • before/on/after creation/modification date/time of any resource
  • has media (for item)
  • has original
  • has thumbnail
  • multiple media types (for item)
  • multiple media types for media (included in core since Omeka S 2.0.2 for a single value)
  • visibility public/private
  • media by item set

Furthermore, it adds new search query type for properties:

  • start with
  • end with
  • in list (via api only).
  • exclude one or multiple properties (except title)

Finally, an option allows to display only the used properties and classes in the advanced search form, with chosen-select.


See general end user documentation for installing a module.

  • From the zip

Download the last release from the list of releases, and uncompress it in the modules directory.

  • From the source and for development

If the module was installed from the source, rename the name of the folder of the module to AdvancedSearchPlus.


Exclude properties

To exclude properties to search in, use key except. For example, to search anywhere except in "bibo:content", that may contains ocr or full text, use this api query[0][except]=bibo:content&property[0][type]=in&property[0][text]=text to search, or in internal api:

$query['property'][] = [
    'joiner' => 'and',
    'property' => '',
    'except' => $excludedFields,
    'type' => 'in',
    'text' => "text to search",

The excluded fields may be one or multiple property ids or terms.

The title cannot be excluded currently, because it is automatically added by the core.


The visibility check may not working if the api url contains &is_public=&: is_public must not be a empty string. See the patch in This patch is integrated in module only for url, and for call to internal api.


  • [x] The override of a search query with "property" should be called even with "initialize = false" in the api.


Use it at your own risk.

It’s always recommended to backup your files and your databases and to check your archives regularly so you can roll back if needed.


See online issues on the module issues page on GitLab.


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  • Copyright Daniel Berthereau, 2018-2021, (see Daniel-KM on GitLab)
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