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Search & Replace

Search & Replace data in your database with WordPress admin, replace domains/URLs of your WordPress installation.

102 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
How can anyone not have this?
By , for WP 4.4.2

This saved me a lot of work when a install went and changed my url's and I lost my images. Thank you great program easy to use and love the dry run feature to see if it is doing what you are asking it to do.

It used to works
By , for WP 4.2.2

It used to be a great plugin until the last update. It can not find anything. I try in phpMyadmin and found this;

#1253 - COLLATION 'utf8mb4_unicode_ci' is not valid for CHARACTER SET 'utf8'

Multiline problem
By , for WP 4.2.2

It is a great plugin but I have a problem and I cannot find a solution for last hour.

All works great when searching for a single line phrase, but it finds nothing when trying to search for bigger blocks of text. For example I have just imported 1400 products from ebay to WP woocommerce, and I have so much useless ebay blocks everywhere.

So for example I have in the content:

<!-- ================ HEADER AREA ================ -->
<div id="background">
<div id="froocredit">Powered by <b>Frooition Pro</b></div>
<div id="container">
<div id="header">
<div id="headersearches">
<form id="dropdowns_form" name="dropdowns_form" method="get"

which I get no results for. When I search for
<!-- ================ HEADER AREA ================ -->
then I get fine results.

I guess this is because the search field is single line. I have same problem in phpMyAdmin. How to search for a multiline block using a single line field?

Simple yet great!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Works just as it should!

Excellent Time Saver
By , for WP 4.2.2

You made my day! What an easy to use and fail safe search and replace! Love it!

Does what it does
By , for WP 4.2.2

Simple, does what it does.
But you should really look to give warning about making backups, or fixing the things the 1 star people wrote. I did not encounter this, but I can see why it would crash thier site. Carelessness on the dev's part such as forgetting, and leaving the field blank can completly destroy your website.

Seems to have problems with latest version of WP
By , for WP 4.2.2

I've found this plugin useful in the past but now a search and replace of my database does not find any results. In my PHP error logs I see things like

WordPress database error COLLATION 'utf8_bin' is not valid for CHARACTER SET 'utf8mb4' for query SELECT * FROM wp_commentmeta WHEREmeta_idlike...

It seems like the recent changes to the WP database have caused some compatibility issues with this plugin.

Works with latest version 4.2.1
By , for WP 4.2.1

Brilliant! Saved me so much work. Thanks

By , for WP 4.2

Great plugin if you are constantly migrating DBs.

I have been using it for years and never had any problem. just keep out of reach of children once the purpose is completed. :)

By , for WP 4.1.2

Habe damit den tiefsitzenden Dreck aus der Datenbank geputzt. Super!

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