A simple search for find strings in your database and replace the string.
This plugin was extremely helpful when I was moving from the test-subsite to the live site. Solved the problem replacing URL in the database. Will donate.
This plugin advises you to back up your database before using it, which is good, because it is really easy to shoot yourself in the foot with this plugin.
The user experience is confusing. It tries to get you to experiment before doing anything that will actually change data, which is great, but in doing so, it adds complexity and confusion.
I have a few ideas on making it clearer and safer.
So, the flow would be:
This is an incredibly powerful plugin that easily allows you to make changes to your entire database. However, I have found that it causes the Redirect plugin to break leading to a huge manual effort to sort through my 301 redirects.
A process that would have taken all day was fixed in less than 30 seconds. Thanks for the plugin!
This plugin can be a life saver if you ever move your site or make major updates. Came in very handy when I moved a site from one hosting account to another.
Another time it came in very handy is when I installed the Better WP Security plugin. A few of my sites were hacked so I wanted a plugin that would help make my site more secure. Better WP Security makes some major changes to your WP install if you let it. One is to change the wp-content folder name to prevent hacking bots. After doing that, though, many of my image references wouldn't work. Big problem? Not with Search and Replace. Just ran it to replace the old path with the new and I was golden. This is a great plugin!!!
This worked perfectly and was quick and easy to use.
Fantastic! It saves my huge time. Thanks author.
Thanx for plugin! Saved a lot of times for me.
I moved between servers and this plugin really helped me determine why my image links were broken. Turns out that it was some entries in the database that were still pointing to the old server.