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How to Find and Replace Text with One Click in your WordPress Database ctm magazine

Are you looking to do a mass search and replace in your WordPress site? Whether it is a url, specific text, or an image you can easily do so by using a plugin. In this video we will show you how to find and replace text in your WordPress database.

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Summary of this tutorial:

We would recommend first creating a backup of your database should something go wrong.

With your backup created then install and activate the Better Search Replace plugin.

You will mostly want to use this on the wp_posts table and if you want to make your replace case insensitive or keep it case sensitive.

Starting with a dry run will also ensure that you do not replace more selections than you are expecting.



  • The Homes In Orlando Team | Brenden Rendo on July 4, 2016

    I really find you site and videos very helpful

  • Quang Anh Nguyễn on July 4, 2016

    Cool, i have been looking for this for weeks after changing my domain and has to fix all image in 100 post link from old domain to new one

  • Haazi82 on July 4, 2016

    this plug is good , but is any chance to do automatically with in any interval time. its hard to type and hit the button again & again

  • Trucker Coop on February 20, 2017

    Thank you. This worked great for me.

  • Maxximillian on February 28, 2017

    Thank you for your helpful tutorials!

  • Deadstick_OG on February 26, 2019

    Worked extremely well! Updated over 3000+ pages of misspellings and image photos on 2 separate runs. Took less than 5 seconds to do on each run. TY!

  • Jose María Corbí on March 1, 2019

    Thanks a lot. Could I use this plugin to replace words on urls and metatags?

  • es ist nur eine Illusion on July 18, 2019

    Is it possible for just one page?

  • Tim Strawn on August 13, 2019

    If you have a form where members enter their email address and they change their email can you use this plugin to update their email address?

  • Not_A _Drunk on April 3, 2020

    hi, its failed to find my text!! why?

  • Linkedin Buddy on April 26, 2020

    How to delete a word using same tool ??

  • Faye Elliott on July 13, 2020

    Thank you for making it so simple

  • Trusted Playlist on August 3, 2021

    this " string dosent work why

  • Jeanie J Henderson on December 5, 2021

    Thanks working well

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