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Search Regex

Search Regex adds a powerful set of search and replace functions to WordPress that go beyond the standard searching capabilities, with full regex supp


30 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
Powerful and safe to use
By , for WP 3.9.1

Powerful search and replace. I especially like the clear interface and the safety built in by the replace previews before you click the "replace and save" button. Brilliant.

Got me out of trouble
By , for WP 3.9.1

Fixed 1000 broken page content links in a flash. Very useful indeed. I'm reserving the fifth star for the update that adds widget fixes as well.

Saved me a lot of work, thanks!
By , for WP 3.8.1

Bye bye, embedwidth!

(\[embedwidth src="(.*?)"([^\]]*)\])

<video class="wp-video-shortcode" src="$1" preload="metadata" controls="controls" $2 />

BTW, I have found this the only way that embedded videos in WordPress
a) are being streamed,
b) work on all browsers,
c) work on iOS.
Any deviation like putting the src="" in a <source...> tag did NOT work. Ah, and I had to add this to .htaccess

AddType video/mp4 mp4 mp4v mpg4 m4v

Thanks a lot for the plugin!!! I owe you one and will donate some coins! (Y)

Replaced old Permalinks in Posts just fine
By , for WP 3.8

I changed my permalink structure and used Search Regex with a regular expression to update nearly 1000 embedded URLs in posts to the new format. Saved me days of effort!

By , for WP 3.8

Does a great job and it's quite easy to use.

Fantastic Time-Saving Tool
By , for WP 3.7.1

Love it. Thank you so much for providing this plug-in.

Great plugin
By , for WP 3.6.1

I was concerned about using this plugin since it wasn't approved for v3.6.1 and hadn't been updated in a while. However, I did a full backup and tried it and was successful. I reviewed numerous search and replace plugins and was happy to see recent reviews of others that had tried this with wp 3.6.1. I had just released a site and had to replace all of the urls of the test site to the url of the new site. The wonderful thing is that you can just reveiw the results without actually doing any replacing of text. I was a little concerned because my site doesn't include any posts yet, just all pages. Although the parameters given didn't give me a choice for pages, I used 'posts' and it worked fine.

As always - do a backup before you ever do anything like this. Thanks to the developer of this plugin.

Saved my *ss
By ,

Thanks, it works. Found a bad path and fixed 236 instances in about a second. Live long, stay healthy.

Includes Preview of Replace
By , for WP 3.6.1

Nice touch including Find, Replace (preview), Replace & Save.

Limit doesn't seem to be working right now, but that would only be big deal on massive searches.

Simple and It Works!
By , for WP 3.6.1

This is a fantastic plugin. It's very simple to use, easy to read search results, it's fast, and most importantly - it just works!

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