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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

5 reviews
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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Great but with bug
By , for WP 4.4.2

This plugin is great and useful for bulk selective changes in posts without getting into complex SQL queries, especially when the number of posts are high (40000+ for me)
Yet, it has bugs and doesn't work in few cases.
I hope the author work on it more or accept come contribution to it by others to improve such a useful plugin.

Almost perfect
By , for WP 4.4

Much better than Better search replace: I easily performed hundreds substitutions safely thanks to the regular expressions and informative dry run option which shows me every replacement I'm going to do if I confirm.

It's worth nothing that the plugin uses PCRE regexp but doesn't seem to support the quantifier {} in any format (no {3} or {3,3} or anything). See the manual for valid delimiters: personally I use the comma as in sed, to avoid going crazy with the slashes in URLs: an example valid regex is ,href=["']http://www.wikilovesmonuments.it/([^"'0-9]+/?)["'],.

Excellent Utility
By , for WP 4.2.2

This utility has been immensely useful for updating some old html pages I'd imported. The regex-based search and replace facility is excellent, particularly as it gives you the option to preview all your proposed changes before implementing them. Not only that: but if you spot any exceptions that don't work the way you'd expect, you also have the option to go directly to that page and edit it manually.

I would have given this 5 stars, except for one bug, which has apparently been unfixed for over a year according to a report on this forum. The case-insensitive checkbox, which displays when using regex expressions, doesn't work. There is a workaround described in this post.

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I have used it once and liked it

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.

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