Support » Plugin: Search & Replace » Search and Reaplce No Longer Searches and Replaces?

  • Resolved Rongo

    (@rongo)


    Curious what the heck happened to this once great plugin?

    I’ve just added the most recent version and it has options to do a dry run (VERY nice) and an option to Write changes to Database, but that does not work?

    Surely this cannot be the intended affect — you can search for changes to be made, but cannot actually make the changes without exporting and importing. A plugin is supposed to be useful — and this USED to be quite useful.

    Please consider re-adding the ability to make the changes, as right now this is basically a useless plugin for anyone without access to their database.

    For all the nonsense about downloading a file and re-importing it, I could simply start doing direct queries and not bother with a plugin. But like I said, the entire point of a plugin is to make things easier for end users.

    Having said that, can ANYONE here provide a previous version of this plugin — a version that actually does a search and replace?

    • This topic was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by Rongo.
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  • Thread Starter Rongo

    (@rongo)

    Forget the above request. Found an older version where Search and Replaces actually does a search and replace again.

    Just Check the radio button : (o) Save Change to Database ! (Works fine V 3.1 WP 4.7)

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    lkeels

    (@lkeels)

    It works just fine. You’re not reading the checkboxes at the bottom of the screen.

    Thread Starter Rongo

    (@rongo)

    If you read the OP, you will see what I am saying. Unless they have changed it recently, all versions after 2.71 have this “prevent self destroy” limitation. Thus, the plugin will NOT let you change the URL of your existing site from http to https doing a simple search and replace. It’s ridiculous to not be able to say, “I understand the risk, do it anyway”.

    I understand the reasoning that this is done to prevent the less technical from destroying their site, but the logic is flawed. For the less technical, they are now required to change a table prefix and export/import. If they don’t have the capability to read “Warning, this could destroy your site”, it’s a stretch to think they’ll understand how to do it with changing table prefixes and import/export procedures.

    For the more technical, the limitation just makes it a pain in the ass to use and, thus, it’s just easier to do some Search and replaces from the command line. As such, the changes to plugin are less useful for the more technical who merely wanted a simple search and replace utility.

    That said, for those who actually want a fully functional search and replace plugin, with the limitation to prevent self-destroy, they need to use Search-And-Replace plugin version 2.71 or earlier.

    If the authors have actually permitted the ability to do the above in a more recent version, then I stand corrected. But the last version I tried would NOT write changes to the database to do a simple change from http to https. I ended up doing it via command line.

    • This reply was modified 5 years ago by Rongo.
    • This reply was modified 5 years ago by Rongo.
    lkeels

    (@lkeels)

    Again, you are not looking at, reading, understanding the checkboxes. It searches and replaces just fine.

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