Go Live Update URLS


Goes through entire site and replaces all instances of an old url with a new one. Used to change the domain of a site. Works on both multi-site and single site installs.

Check out Go Live Update Urls Pro for more features including priority support, the ability to test a URL before running, updating of tables created by plugins, and so much more!

Pro version 2.2.0 just dropped with lots of great new stuff!


  • Database table by table selection.
  • Updates serialized data in core tables.
  • Very easy to use admin page – which may be found under Tools.

Updates Entire Site including

  • Posts
  • Pages
  • Image urls
  • Excerpts
  • Post Meta data
  • Custom Post Types
  • Widgets and widget data
  • Options and settings
  • And much more

Pro Features

  • Updates database tables created by plugins without fear of issues.
  • Database tables are organized into understandable sections.
  • Updates serialized data across any table.
  • Priority support.
  • Improved admin page.
  • Ability to test URL changes before running them.
  • URL testing report is provided for peace of mind.
  • Optionally fix common mistakes when entering a URL automatically.
  • View and use history of your Site Address (URL).
  • Predictive URLs automatically fill in the OLD URL and NEW URL.


Send pull requests via the Github Repo


  • Typical settings page. The verbiage will change slightly depending on your database structure


Use the standard WordPress plugins search and installer.
Activate the plugin.
Use the plugin under the Tools menu in the WordPress admin

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the go-live-upload-urls folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Installation Instructions

Use the standard WordPress plugins search and installer.
Activate the plugin.
Use the plugin under the Tools menu in the WordPress admin

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the go-live-upload-urls folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Where do you use this plugin?

Under the Tools menu in the dashboard there will be a “Go Live” link.

Why does updating the domain break some plugins?

Some plugins will store the data in the database serialized which does not allow for easy updating of the data. You may un-check tables used by such plugins to avoid breakage and then update the urls manually for those plugins. Currently the options, postmeta, usermeta, commentmeta, and sitemeta tables are serialization safe. The Pro Version supports updating these tables created by plugins.

How do I know which tables I should not update?

Most tables will be just fine to update. This plugin will tell you which ones not to update.
If you wish to try to update tables mentioned as not safe anyway, you may make a backup of your database, run this on all tables and if you run into trouble, restore your database, un-check tables in sections, and rerun this until you find the culprit. If you find you are running into issues often with custom table you may want to check out the Pro Version of this plugin which works with any table.


Another slam dunk

I tried this plugin because I like the authors other plugins and it works just as great. switch my site to SSL in under 30 seconds!

Works perfectly, we buyed Pro version

That’s a great plugin and it works like a charm.

Only missing features are:

  • an override function to rename GUID (I do it for websites that are still not online).
  • I would prefer to have a single Pro plugin instead of installing 2
  • a table list to be sure it’s gonna update all the tables in the database (with my_prefix_), rather than hoping it will magically works. With it still does.

Worked Perfectly

I was a bit nervous after reading some of the comments but even with a plugin heavy site this worked like a charm. I did go with the PRO version to get the support for plugins. Highly recommend!

Great Plugin! Been Using 2 Years

Thanks you for bringing this to the community. Lovely plugin. I like how it’s not on the main navigation and under Tools instead. It only has one purpose, to update URLs and not a bunch of useless mumbo jumbo to go with it. LOVE it.

Works great, awesome support!

Thanks so much! The plugin works fantastically and your support is absolutely superb! I’ve purchased the Pro Version and it does everything I’d hoped for. 🙂

It worked well !

It took a lot of hours to figure out how can I change my primary domain properly, then I found this plugin, checked lot of users download it, mainly 5 stars reviews, so I gave a try.

It was the perfect decision. I work with the latest WP (4.7) it works well without any problem and it’s so easy to use!

Thanks for the Author this plugin!

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  • Bring back PHP 5.2 support
  • Restructure entire codebase
  • Greatly improve security
  • Improve performance
  • UI improvements
  • Use strict WP coding standards


  • Drop PHP 5.2 support in favor of PHP 5.3
  • Support updating JSON urls
  • Support Revolution Sliders
  • Add custom updaters support


  • Restructure admin page to separate WP Core from custom tables
  • Remove custom styles in admin
  • Improved js structure
  • Improved actions and filters
  • Improved verbiage with admin


  • Add support for serialized term meta


  • Greatly improve security
  • Improve code organization
  • Remove misleading UI messages
  • Clears cache when finished