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re.place

re.place adds content filter wich searches in posts for specified patterns (regular expressions) and replaces matches found with specified strings.

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Best search and replace plug-in period!
By , for WP 4.4.2

We're working with a javascript that automatically looks-up an entry in a database if a <span> with a certain class has been placed around a word. Since you don't want to type <span class="abc">entry</span>, we wanted to instead do it with these brackets: {entry}.

We created a regular expression to perform the look-up. Other plug-ins would

a) replace the contents of the post in the database
-> this is not the desired behavior as "<span>"s sometimes get "eaten" by the visual editor

b) work for posts, but not for pages

c) work for posts, also for pages, but not inside shortcodes
-> our theme uses shortcodes for a variety of things, so we needed them.

d) completely break the site

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re.place was the ONLY plug-in out of the 5 we tested that didn't check any of the above and that ALWAYS worked exactly the way we wanted it to. I highly recommend it!

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