Search & Replace


With Search & Replace you can search for everything and replace this with everything but before you do this you can easily create a simple database backup and restore it.

We have implemented special features!
The first one is „Replace a Domain / Url“ that is useful for a quick and simple transfer or a migration of an WordPress.
The second is a full support for serialized data but there are a lot more features – find them!

Our goal with this plugin is to give you a good solution for both Developers and Users of WordPress.

Note: This plugin requires PHP 5.4 or higher to be activated.

Checkout our GitHub Repository


  • Search & replace data in your WordPress database
  • Change domain/URL of WordPress installation
  • Handle serialized data
  • Choose dry run or download SQL file
  • Change table prefix
  • Backup & restore your database
  • WordPress Multisite support
  • Localized and ready for your own language

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Снимки на разширението

  • Search and Replace
  • Replace Domain/URL
  • Restore Database
  • Backup Database
  • Result screen after search or search and replace



  • WordPress 4.0 (Single and Multisite)
  • PHP 5.4, newer PHP versions will work faster.

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Installation Instructions


  • WordPress 4.0 (Single and Multisite)
  • PHP 5.4, newer PHP versions will work faster.


Doesn’t update urls correctly

I was happy to use this for a while up until they got rid of updating the urls in the WordPress tables. I tried the update url function but it doesn’t work too well. It defeats the purpose of updating on the fly if you have to export and import just to change urls.

Worked perfectly on one site, but not on others

This would be a nice timesaver when converting a site from HTTP to HTTPS. Worked flawlessly the first time I tried it, but then I’ve now encountered 3 sites on different this week where the plugin doesn’t update the URLs. Will be trying something else.

Nothing good lasts…

Used to be my S&R of choice, but recently it’s all changed I it crashed my site. I no longer see the strings with the preview changes. bla, bla, bla. uninstalled. Sigh….

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Списък с промени

v3.1.1 (2016-12-31)

  • hotfix: prevent declaration error with Requisite

v3.1.1 (2016-12-24)

  • Refactor Plugin loading #67
  • Display error notice is the search value the current domain and save changes to Database selected

v3.1.0 (2016-02-07)

  • Improve codquality
  • Prepared for localization (GlotPress)
  • Prevent doing idle prozesses if search & replace pattern the same
  • Implement better BigData handling.
  • Implement better tab and adminpage handling #33
  • Prepare the Plugin for localization, change Text-Domain.#47
  • Remove difference in wordings for buttons between descriptions.#46

v3.0.1 (2016-02-09)

  • Add support for Searchpattern with quotes. #40
  • Basic travis support for travis was added. #38
  • Fix Unittest #37

v3.0.0 (2016-01-29)

  • Refactor the plugin, new requirements, goal and result.
  • Thanks to Sven Hinse for help to maintain the plugin
  • Changeable table prefix on replace site URL tab enhancement
  • Implement database backup & import tab
  • Implement dry Run: Keep for search and replace
  • Prevent self destroy
  • Multisite basic support – show only tables of current site
  • Add special tab for replace the URL
  • Supports serialized data
  • Refactor the whole codebase

v2.7.1 (2015-05-28)

  • Fix for changes on database collate since WordPress version 4.2
  • Fix to reduce backslashes in search and replace string

v2.7.0 (2014-09-14)

  • Exclude serialized data from replace function (maybe we reduce the support)
  • Add hint, if is serialized data on the result table
  • Fix to see also the result case sensitive

v2.6.6 (09/05/2014)

  • Thanks to Ron Guerin for help to maintain the plugin
  • Fix to use $wpdb object for all database access
  • Fix inability to search and replace quoted strings
  • Output changes to clarify when searching vs. searching and replacing
  • Some changes to English strings and string identifiers


  • Fix for change User-ID, add table comments


  • Fix capability check, if the constant DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT ist defined

v2.6.3 (10/10/2011)

  • filter for return values, html-filter
  • add belarussian language
  • add romanian language files

v2.6.2 (09/11/2011)

  • change right object for use the plugin also on WP smaller 3.0, include 2.9
  • add function search and replace in all tables of the database – special care!

v2.6.1 (01/25/2011)

  • Feature: Add Signups-Table for WP MU
  • Maintenance: check for tables, PHP Warning fix

v2.6.0 (01/03/2011)

  • Feature: add an new search for find strings (maybe a new way for search strings)
  • Maintenance: small changes on source

v2.5.1 (07/07/2010)

  • small changes for use in WP 3.0
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