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Velvet Blues Update URLs

Updates all urls and content links in your website.

4 reviews
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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Saved me so much time and trouble
By , for WP 4.4.2

I used this with the latest version of WP and the plugin worked fine. I suspect that those who claim the plugin does not work did not properly input their URLs (note: I'm pretty sure you HAVE to use the "http://www" prefix and not a shortcut like "mysite.com").

Also, some have said it's slow; I didn't find that at all but maybe it's a function of site size, or this issue has been fixed.

The only links it did not find were in my widgets and in my theme's custom options such as my site header. It also cannot get inside galleries such as those built by the plugin Smart Slider 3 that I use.

That the plugin does not get into widgets, theme options, or galleries may actually be a good thing, or the plugin might likely break the others, though I really don't know. What I do know is that fixing the widgets and site header was simple and far less time-consuming that updating hundreds of links. (I am nevertheless taking off one star for this in case it should find these things.)

(Note to anyone also using Smart Slider 3: don't panic; all you have to do to fix is reopen each slider, let it find its images in the media library, then resave.)

My only regret is that I did not find this plugin when I was building my new site because I had imported content from a previous WordPress site and had to rebuild all the links by hand. Duh! I should have known someone would have built a plugin for that!

Thanks for making short work out of what would otherwise have been a tedious task. Donation on the way.

Great, but not a 100% replacement for find & replace
By , for WP 3.9.1

Cool that this exists :) I noticed it doesn't modify URLs hard-coded in text/html widgets. There might be some other gaps too.

works well
By , for WP 3.9

Venerable plugin, works well — just wish the notes that accompany the search/replace page were a little more helpful for newbies.

Good but not perfect
By , for WP 3.5.1

Good plugin but not perfect. It not changes the urls in widgets or in theme options. But is very useful to move your blog to other domain, anyway.

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