Page no: P80b
Page no: Plug80b
WordPress plugin directory: Better Search Replace
When moving your WordPress site to a new domain or server, you will likely run into a need to run a search/replace on the database for everything to work correctly. Fortunately, there are several plugins available for this task, however, all have a different approach to a few key features. This plugin consolidates the best features from these plugins, incorporating the following features in a simple, ad-free plugin:
- Serialization support for all tables
- The ability to select specific tables
- The ability to run a “dry run” to see how many fields will be updated
- No server requirements aside from a running installation of WordPress
- WordPress Multisite support
Premium features available in the Pro version:
- View exactly what changed during a search/replace
- Backup and import the database while running a search/replace
- Priority email support from the developer of the plugin
- Save or load custom profiles for quickly repeating a search/replace in the future
- Support and updates for 1 year
The search/replace functionality is heavily based on interconnect/it’s great and open-source Search Replace DB script, modified to use WordPress native database functions to ensure compatibility.
Want to contribute?
Feel free to open an issue or submit a pull request on GitHub.
As opposed to Regular Expression Replace, it replaces all occurrences on a database table.
The minimal introduction for regular expression is given here on Alien Coders.
Need for replacing external URL by internal URLs.
Replace “http://wordpress-pro.com/blog/” by “/”
We do not know yet if the page http://wordpress-pro.com/blog/ will be replaced by a different URL one day. Therefore we use only internal URLs for internal references. This includes the links to the images inside the page/post. On this page, for example, we use a Custom URL
/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Regular-Expressions.png instead of the
Media URL /wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Regular-Expressions.png
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