Plugin to automate search and replace across network? (7 posts)

  1. plethuno
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is there a plugin (or a script) that will automate the ability to "search and replace" throughout all pages in the network?

    I'm trying to find a solution that will allow me to quickly and easily update/revise content on several blog pages in the network without having to do it manually, one by one.

  2. Across the network? No. They're all per-site,

    What content are you trying to change on all these sites?

  3. plethuno
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have a network where I basically run "replicated" sites. There are times I need to make the SAME change to EVERY site in the network. I was hoping there was a script that would allow me to do this via automation rather than manually.

  4. Given than 'replicated' sites is usually a bad idea (hurts your SEO and your branding), no, not really.

    Now that said, there ARE cases where you want to have the same content, and for that I might use http://wordpress.org/plugins/post-content-shortcodes/

    Personally when I have shared content, I make a site my 'master' and have everyone link back. So if the about page on all my sites is the same, then they all link to that main site.

  5. plethuno
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Mika, I appreciate you taking the time to express your concern and the reasons for it. However, this particular website was built this way for a specific purpose, and I can assure you seo-rankings are not what we're after (lol).

    Thank you for your suggestion. Unfortunately, since the sites are already built, it would be more time-intensive to go back and add shortcodes. That's why I was hoping there was a plugin or script that would allow me to type in a string to search throughout the network, and replace it with another string that I specify.

    Does anyone know if such a plugin or script exists?

  6. Alas no, not even SQL lets you search and replace (easily) across multiple tables.

    You could use http://interconnectit.com/products/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/ but I don't know how well that might work.

  7. plethuno
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Mike, thanks for all your help. I knew it would be a crapshoot whether there would be something that could do it. I'll look at your recommendations and see if either helps. Again, I appreciate your assistance.

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